Hourly electricity load (Panama case study)

Published: 21 January 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/tcmmj4t6f4.1
Ernesto Aguilar


The data is available in hourly records from January 2015 until June 2020. The data composition is the following: 1. Historical electricity load, available on daily post-dispatch reports, from the grid operator (CND). 2. Historical weekly forecasts available on weekly pre-dispatch reports, both from CND. 3. Calendar information related to school periods, from Panama's Ministery of Education. 4. Calendar information related to holidays, from "When on Earth?" website. 5. Weather variables, such as temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, and wind speed, for three main cities in Panama, from Earthdata.


Steps to reproduce

The post-dispatch electricity load data are available in individual Excel files on a daily basis, with hourly granularity. The weekly pre-dispatch electricity load forecast data is available in individual Excel files on a weekly basis, with hourly granularity. - For simplicity, were uploaded only two pre-processed files compiling all hourly records. Holidays and school periods data is sparse, along with websites and PDF files. - These periods are represented with binary variables, and date ranges are manually inputted into Excel files. Weather data is available on daily NetCDF files.


Electricity, Weather, Energy Forecasting