Local and time-of-use energy prices ― thoughts about energy fairness and cooperation

A short opinion piece, about energy fairness and cooperation as a consequence of local and time-of-use energy prices. Local and time-of-use electricity prices can reduce energy bills, says a British think tank: “Such a system would encourage electric car drivers in Cornwall to charge their vehicles when its sunny and those in Aberdeenshire to charge…

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School holidays in Python ― unlocking an important feature for understanding consumption data

This is the story of how we made sure that tracking local school holidays in Python becomes possible for data scientists, using workalendar (code example below). But let’s start at the beginning: When we write models that interpret and forecast meter data, we often encounter demand patterns that change drastically during holiday periods. When this…

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