IJESD 2019 Vol.10(8): 252-256 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2019.10.8.1182

How Weather Factors Affect Electricity Consumption in the Different Times Ranges: A Study in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region of Thailand

Yada Ratanawaraha, Tikhamporn Kaewkitipong, Sirapob Nardviriyakul, and Jing Tang

Abstract—This paper analyses how weather factors affect electricity consumption in different time ranges in the Bangkok metropolitan region of Thailand. To answer this question, we use every 30-min data from 2015 to 2017 to discover the relationship between the electricity consumption and seven weather factors including temperature, dew point, relative humidity, wind (quantity), pressure, rainfall and, cloud using Pearson correlation. While the majority of people tend to think that temperature is the factor that contributed to load the most, our statistical result shows that temperature only affects electricity consumption in the very short term (within one day). In the weekly and monthly range, the electricity load is mainly associated with dew point. Hence, in different time ranges, different weather and climate factors contribute to electricity load. It suggests that future research and practice to choose carefully the factors in terms of electricity consumption prediction in different time ranges.

Index Terms—Dew point, electricity consumption, relative humidity, wind.

The authors are with Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thailand (e-mail: ratanawaraha.yada@gmail.com, t.kaewkitipong@gmail.com, acrebcc@gmail.com, tangjing@siit.tu.ac.th).

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Cite: Yada Ratanawaraha, Tikhamporn Kaewkitipong, Sirapob Nardviriyakul, and Jing Tang, "How Weather Factors Affect Electricity Consumption in the Different Times Ranges: A Study in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region of Thailand," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 252-256, 2019.

Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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