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Forecasting Best Practices Workshop - Houston, TX

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SAS, in conjunction with the Utilities User Group, and hosted by CenterPoint Energy presents a complimentary workshop for forecasting professionals

100 Years of Load Forecasting: Classics, Challenges and Best Practices with Smart Grid Information

WHAT: Presentation topics include:

The evolution of load forecasting methodologies over the past century

Today’s challenges in load forecasting for the Utilities Industry

Opportunities and best practices to leverage Smart Grid Information

Looking forward: Deriving greater value from data, people and technologies

WHERE: 1111 Louisiana Street, Auditorium, Street Level Houston, TX 77210

WHEN: March 6th, 2012

HOW LONG: 9am – 1pm (complimentary lunch available)

SPEAKER: Tao Hong, PhD

Internationally recognized thought leader of load forecasting with extensive experience of helping numerous major utilities worldwide develop load forecasts, assess and improve forecasting practice

Founding Chair of IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting

Frequently invited speaker and chair of forecasting related technical sessions at prestigious conferences sponsored by IEEE, INFORMS, and SAS

Seasoned instructor teaching load forecasting and demand response related topics in both industrial and academic classrooms

Exceptional academic background with 2 PhD majors and 3 MS majors including Operations Research, Electrical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering


To register, please email Andrew James or call 919.531.9751 to reserve a place or for further information about this event.

Don’t miss out on this high-value opportunity to discuss best practices, further your forecasting skills and network with industry professionals.