8760 Hourly Load Databases
In addition to annual energy use, psychographic information,
firmographic information, equipment, building, operating characteristics
and other customer information,
MAISY Databases include whole building hourly electric,
natural gas and fuel oil loads for each customer record. Additional load detail includes electric
kW loads in 15-minute and 0.5 second to 5 minute kW time intervales. End use load detail is also available for each
Many of our clients are interested in 8760 hourly loads, rather than 15-minute or smaller time intervals, so we devote this page to those whose focus is on hourly loads.
Hourly load data are available for electricity, natural gas and fuel oil for any ZIP code or other geographic area in the US.
Load data are
weather-adjusted to reflect normal hourly weather data. Users can access
and evaluate load profiles for individual customer records or for any grouping
of customers defined by location, dwelling unit, business type, heating fuel and other customer
variables in the MAISY Utility Customer Databases. The large number of customers
in the databases (7 million +) permits users to develop information
for detailed customer types and market segments based on relevant customer
Day-Type/Month Format - available for electric, natural gas and oil energy use
Full year 8760 hourly loads and 15-minute loads detailed by
Hourly load data are available for electric, natural gas and oil energy use for any combination of the following dimensions:
Customer classes, market segments and individual customers can be defined by any of the customer variables available in the MAISY Utility Customer Databases (see residential and commercial, database variables).
Additional MAISY Hourly load database topics.
Advantages of MAISY 8760 Hourly Loads Databases
MAISY Hourly Loads Databases have been developed from information on more than 7 million residential and commercial utility customers to provide a statistically representative sample of customers for each state, metropolitan area, service area and other geographic areas. Each customer record includes detailed customer characteristics including total building hourly loads for electricity, natural gas and oil along with end-use hourly loads for space heating, air conditioning, ventilation, water heating, lighting, process, and other end uses. Hourly loads are available for day-types as well as for full 8,760 hours loads through the year. Jackson Associates provides its clients with load data to meet a variety of needs in technology, energy sales, utility and other energy related markets. Clients include energy suppliers, ESCO's, equipment manufacturers, government agencies and other energy-industry organizations.
The unique strength of the MAISY Databases lies in the
number of scientifically-selected customer records which provide information
reflecting all customers rather than information for segment averages or just one or a few
. For example, a utility might want to assess its
current general service (commercial) rate structure
with respect to customer equity within the rate structure and the extent
to which customer diversity creates incentives for distributed generation
applications. Load research samples used by utilities are not typically large
enough to reliably support this quantitative analysis nor do they include
end use electric loads or thermal loads (space heating, water heating, air
conditioning) required to conduct distributed generation potential analysis.
MAISY 8760 hourly loads and 15-minute loads advantages include the ability to provide:
MAISY 8760 hourly loads save time and money by providing immediate information resources at a fraction of the cost required to conduct building and/or end-use metering.
Utility MAISY Client Energy Use and Hourly Loads Database Applications Examples
MAISY Utility Customer Energy Use and Hourly Loads Databases have supported a wide variety of information needs including the following sample applications:
Analysis projects utilize detailed information on individual utility customer hourly loads to answer a variety of client questions. A recent example project analyzed hourly loads for commercial utility customers in all 48 continental states to evaluate cost savings associated with a new load-shifting energy technology. Hourly loads for each utility customer in the database were analyzed to determine electricity bills both with and without an application of the load shifting technology. Results were used to determine market potential associated with the technology and to identify utility, business type and other customer characteristics to identify the most appropriate target segments for marketing these technologies.
See the Other Example Client Applications section for additional examples of utility customer energy use and hourly loads analysis projects completed with MAISY Utility Customer Databases.
Aggregate Hourly Loads Example
Some MAISY Utility Customer Databases projects aggregate information on individual utility customers to provide hourly loads reflecting business type, geographic, rate class or other customer segments. For example a recent project aggregated commercial sector hourly loads for individual NERC regions for a research organization to investigate potential aggregate impacts of policies to encourage combined heat and power (CHP) technology applications in individual commercial facilities. MAISY Utility Customer Databases have also been applied to develop customer class load profiles for utility cost of service studies related to alternative rate designs.
Accessing Hourly Loads Data
Standard MAISY Hourly Loads Databases are provided electronically in CSV or Excel file formats providing easy, familiar access to data evaluation, analysis and export features. Jackson Associates also provides optional EnergyApps that automate access and analysis for specific client applications.
MAISY Database Features Summary:1. The most comprehensive, up-to-date utility customer energy use and customer characteristics for any geographic area in the US
2. More than 7 million individual utility customer records with building, equipment, operating, occupant, end-use and 8760 hourly energy data
2. Electricity use for hourly, 15-minute and 0.5 second kW load intervals
3. Segment variables for each record (e.g., medical office, single-family homes, etc.)
5. CSV and Excel workbook format for easy access and analysis
6. Optional customized Database interface software to extract and analyze data for client applications
7. Vetted/applied by over 150 organizations for technology and energy-related market analysis, product development and assessment, cost-of-service studies, energy efficiency, smart grid analysis, new technology analysis (PV, CHP, battery, fuel cells, thermal storage, wind, flywheels and more), REP and ESCO target marketing and more
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