A parsimonious diffusion equation for electricity demand

Elliot Tonkes, Phil Broadbridge


We present a parsimonious model for describing the stochastic dynamics of electricity demand in the nsw region of the National Electricity Market. We apply a moment matching approach to calibrate the parameters and perform in-sample and out-of-sample tests to demonstrate the model's capability and weaknesses. We show a solid improvement when the calibration uses the minimum and maximum daily temperatures in the regression. We clearly express the relationship between the drift term and the expected demand, which is a nontrivial connection and has not been made explicit in other publications.

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