RESGen: Renewable Energy Scenario Generation Platform

Jan Emil Banning Iversen (Invited author), Pierre Pinson (Invited author)

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Space-time scenarios of renewable power generation are increasingly used as input to decision-making in operational problems. They may also be used in planning studies to account for the inherent uncertainty in operations. Similarly using scenarios to derive chance-constraints or robust optimization sets for corresponding optimization problems is useful in a power system context. Generating and evaluating such spacetime scenarios is difficult. While quite a number of proposals have appeared in the literature, a gap between methodological proposals and actual usage in operational and planning studies remains. Consequently, our aim here is to propose an open-source platform for space-time probabilistic forecasting of renewable energy generation (wind and solar power). This document covers both methodological and implementation aspects, to be seen as a companion document for the open-source scenario generation platform. It can generate predictive densities, trajectories and space-time interdependencies for renewable energy generation. The underlying model works as a post-processing of point forecasts. For illustration, two setups are considered: the case of day-ahead forecasts to be issued once a day, and for rolling windows with regular updates, with application to the western part of the United States, with both wind and solar power generation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE PES General Meeting
Number of pages5
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201621 Jul 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


  • Spatio-temporal forecasting
  • Probabilistic forecasting
  • Scenario generation
  • Renewable energy
  • Quantile regression
  • Copula


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