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Information concerning the consumer's load profile (LP) in a deregulated environment is of initial importance for load balancing purposes and for billing the consumers, which deviated from contracted schedules. Establishment of a system that enables consumers, without the quarter-hourly load measurements, to participate at the retail market, requires the typical load profiles (TLP) of the various types of consumers. Furthermore, simple and straightforward method for the TLP assignment to the particular eligible consumers should be established. In the paper, a methodology for consumer's load profiles classification is presented. The measured load profiles (MLP) are classified by hierarchic clustering method and fuzzy logic. Probability neural network is used to assign the TLP to the particular group of consumers. The results demonstrate that the proposed method is efficient for and assigning TLP to the consumers.
Power Tech Conference Proceedings, 2003 IEEE Bologna (Volume:1 )
Date of Conference: 23-26 June 2003