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Artificial Neural Network and Particle Swarm Optimization for Medium Term Electrical Load Forecasting in a Smart Campus

Samuel, I. A. and Adeyemi-Kayode, Temitope M. and Olajube, Ayobami (2020) Artificial Neural Network and Particle Swarm Optimization for Medium Term Electrical Load Forecasting in a Smart Campus. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 13 (6). pp. 1273-1282. ISSN 0974-3154

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Energy demand has continued to increase rapidly not exempting Covenant University. As the university continues to witness infrastructural expansion and population increase, it has become a necessity for energy consumption to be predicted. Hence, this research work developed a medium-term load forecasting system to solve this problem and ensure an efficient electricity supply from the power system operators of Covenant University. The forecast was carried out on real-time monthly load data collected from the university community power plant between 2015 and 2018, using the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model. A medium-term load forecast was evaluated based on three different ANN algorithms. The FeedForwardNet, Cascadeforwardnet and Fitnet are tested against three (3) different learning algorithms namely Levenberg Marquardt, Bayesian regularization and BFGS quasi-Newton backpropagation with a particle swarm optimizer. And the network performance was obtained using Normalized Root Mean Square Error (nRMSE %). The result revealed an nRMSE of 0.0634%, a correlation coefficient, r, of 0.9082 and the fastest computation speed of 171.789 seconds. Hence, this study provides a point of reference for other related studies and future energy forecast improvement in the study location.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial Neural Network, Particle Swarm Optimization, Load Forecasting, Long Term, Medium Term, Short Term, nRMSE
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 21:46
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 21:46

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