A reliable forecast of electricity demand is essential for evaluating the future need for additional electricity generating capacity. Such an evaluation has important implications for public policies on the research and development of energy technologies, particularly those technologies related to electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption. The purposes of this paper are to discuss a methodology used in forecasting electricity demand on a state basis and to present some preliminary demand forecasts, by sector, for the eight states in the South Atlantic region. Although the models presented here were developed for this region, we are currently developing similar models for other regions in the United States. The results of our forecasts will be used by the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and several national laboratories in their preparation of the "Need for Facility" sections of environmental impact statements. These sections assess an applicant's need for additional power capability.

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3rd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1976: Oct. 12-14, Rolla, MO)

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Article - Conference proceedings


Energy Demand Estimation - Problems and Procedures

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Final Version

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Publication Date

13 Oct 1976