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2014 Intelligent Optimized Combined Model Based on GARCH and SVM for Forecasting Electricity Price of New South Wales, Australia
Yi Yang, Yao Dong, Yanhua Chen, Caihong Li
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014(SI11): 1-9 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/504064


Daily electricity price forecasting plays an essential role in electrical power system operation and planning. The accuracy of forecasting electricity price can ensure that consumers minimize their electricity costs and make producers maximize their profits and avoid volatility. However, the fluctuation of electricity price depends on other commodities and there is a very complicated randomization in its evolution process. Therefore, in recent years, although large number of forecasting methods have been proposed and researched in this domain, it is very difficult to forecast electricity price with only one traditional model for different behaviors of electricity price. In this paper, we propose an optimized combined forecasting model by ant colony optimization algorithm (ACO) based on the generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) model and support vector machine (SVM) to improve the forecasting accuracy. First, both GARCH model and SVM are developed to forecast short-term electricity price of New South Wales in Australia. Then, ACO algorithm is applied to determine the weight coefficients. Finally, the forecasting errors by three models are analyzed and compared. The experiment results demonstrate that the combined model makes accuracy higher than the single models.


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Yi Yang. Yao Dong. Yanhua Chen. Caihong Li. "Intelligent Optimized Combined Model Based on GARCH and SVM for Forecasting Electricity Price of New South Wales, Australia." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 (SI11) 1 - 9, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 6 October 2014

zbMATH: 07022502
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/504064

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