Jaco A. Jordaan

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A new approach to electrical load forecasting is investigated. The method is based on the semi-parametric spectral estimation method that is used to decompose a signal into a harmonic linear signal model and a non-linear part. A neural network is then used to predict the non-linear part. The final predicted signal is then found by adding the neural network(More)
A new approach to short-term electrical load forecasting is investigated in this paper. As electrical load data are highly non-linear in nature, in the proposed approach, we first separate out the linear and the non-linear parts, and then forecast using the non-linear part only. Semi-parametric spectral estimation method is used to decompose a load data(More)
Secondary distribution networks generally perform as well as its LV feeders are performing. The main problem that a feeder is experiencing would be the load unbalancing due to the stochastic nature of its individual single-phase loads: larger losses in certain phases accompanied by bad voltage regulation and voltage unbalance. In order to address this(More)