Machine Learning Applications to Energy Forecasting and Analytics

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Data analytics is a core technology of power system operation, and smart cities specifically, rely heavily on data collection from numerous sensors, data streaming and data analytics to make their decisions. However, Network congestion is a major technological challenge for smart cities. Distributed computing which enables sensors to talk with other local sensors may avoid network congestion and reduce cloud cost. As author Don Reeves states in the article “How to create smart city”, networking platforms that deliver reliable connectivity must be established for smart cities to be successful to connect sensors and actuators.

To help our members keep up with the latest and best thinking in machine learning, IEEE Power & Energy Society has created a number of resources on this subject. This email is intended to highlight a few of those resources, as well as upcoming events and content focused on this subject:

PES Resources and Content

Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid

machine learning session 1 resized 2020 PES General Meeting Tutorial Series

This multi-presenter tutorial provides background information, real-world development experience, and in-depth discussions of big data analytics and machine learning in smart grid. Topics of discussion include: the value, velocity, volume, and variety of big data in the smart grid; the basics of machine learning algorithms such as unsupervised learning, supervised learning, and reinforcement learning algorithms.

Artificial Intelligence in Power System Operations and Planning

PES CVS ISGT19 2 18 B product resized Panel Session: Feb 2019
Authors: Z. Wang, A. Santos, and D. Deka

This panel will discuss how the recent advancement in AI, especially in machine learning, can be used to help a number of fundamental optimization problems in the operations and planning in power systems.

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Deep Learning and Its Application to Power System Analysis

1632 resized Webinar: Nov 2017
Author: Mike Zhou

This Webinar will give a general overview of Deep Learning in artificial intelligence and its potential application to power system analysis.

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Machine Learning to Estimate Energy Demands and User Behavior Related to Buildings in the Smart Grid Context

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Author: Elena Mocanu

This panel session, sponsored by the Energy Development and Power Generation focuses on energy efficient and smart cities.

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Modeling of Solar Energy Using AI Technique

PESSLI1115 product resizedPanel Session: Jun 2014
Authors: Professor Dr. Wilfried Elmenreich and Dr. Tamer Khatib


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Available PES GM 2020 Panel Sessions

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