SAS Application in a Deregulated Electric Retailer
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Overview: SAS applications are theoretically endless. Currently at Reliant Energy, SAS is being used for various levels of electric load forecasting both short term and long term, projecting electric shapes in pricing of competitive deals, and data mining various data bases for various reporting functions. This paper gives a high level overview of these functions and how they interface with various data bases. It also explains some general differences between the regulated utility and the deregulated electric market from the view of the load forecasting desk.