Spatial Load Forecasting (SLF) is a computer-aided tool to forecast the geographical behavior and expansion of the power demand over the years.
- Characterization of the evolution of the demand in size, geographic location and load curve.
- Distribution companies: “Prepare their system even before than the future customers are thinking in move there”
- The aggregated demand (often econometric) is a reference input for the SLF.
- Characterization of the pattern of load saturation per type of consumer and region is the main support of geographic evolution at micro-scale level.