Energy Usage Forecasts

Energy Usage Forecasts

Quick and easy web-based tool that provides free 14-day ahead energy usage forecasts based on the degree day forecasts for 1,200 stations in the U.S. and Canada. The user enters the daily non-weather base load and the usage per degree day weather factor; the tool applies the degree day forecast and displays the total energy usage forecast. Helpful FAQs explain the process and describe various options for the calculation of the base load and weather factor. Historical degree day reports and 14-day ahead degree day forecasts are available from the same site.

Keywords

degree days, historical weather, mean daily temperature, load calculation, energy simulation

Validation/Testing

Degree day data provided by AccuWeather.com, updated daily at 0700.

Expertise Required

No special expertise required. Simple to use.

Users

Over 1,000 weekly users.

Audience

Anyone who needs energy usage and degree day forecasts (next 14 days) for the U.S. and Canada.

Input

Select a weather station (1,200 available), base load, weather factor, heating/cooling selection and balance point temperature.

Output

Chart shows (1) non-weather base load forecast for the next 14 days, (2) weather load forecast for the next 14 days, (3) total consumption forecast.

Computer Platform

Web-based. Access from any browser: www.EnergyCAP.com/weather

Programming Language

ASP, SQL

Strengths

Free, easy to use, 1,200 stations, variable balance point temperature, helpful FAQs. The best source for degree days on the Web.

Weaknesses

Functionality is limited to degree day forecasts for the next 14 days. Base load and weather factors have to be calculated externally.

Contact

Company:

Good Steward Software LLC

Address:

Suite 400
111 Sowers Street
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
United States

Telephone:

+1 (877) 327-3702

Facsimile:

+1 (719) 623-0577

E-mail:

Sales@EnergyCAP.com

Website:

http://www.EnergyCAP.com

Availability

Free, simply visit www.EnergyCAP.com/weather.