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Modeling and forecasting industrial end-use natural gas consumption

E.F. Sánchez-Úbeda, A. Berzosa

Energy Economics Vol. 29, nº. 4, pp. 710 - 742


Forecasting industrial end-use natural gas consumption is an important prerequisite for efficient system operation and a basis for planning decisions. This paper presents a novel prediction model that provides forecasting in a medium-term horizon (1–3 years) with a very high resolution (days) based on a decomposition approach. The forecast is obtained by the combination of three different components: one that captures the trend of the time series, a seasonal component based on the Linear Hinges Model, and a transitory component to estimate daily variations using explanatory variables. The flexibility of the model allows describing demand patterns in a very wide range of historical profiles. Furthermore, the proposed method combines a very simple representation of the forecasting model, which allows the expert to integrate judgmental analysis and adjustment of the statistical forecast, with accuracy and high computational efficiency. Realistic case studies are provided.

Keywords: Natural gas demand; Medium-term forecasting; Judgmental forecasting; Decomposition models

JCR Impact Factor and WoS quartile: 12,800 - Q1 (2022)

DOI reference: DOI icon https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2007.01.015

Published on paper: July 2007.

Published on-line: March 2007.

E.F. Sánchez-Úbeda, A. Berzosa, Modeling and forecasting industrial end-use natural gas consumption. Energy Economics. Vol. 29, nº. 4, pp. 710 - 742, July 2007. [Online: March 2007]

    Research topics:
  • *Forecasting and Data Mining

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