Cloud Pak for Data Group

Demand Planning 

Tue April 28, 2020 05:59 PM

Predicting Demand and Providing Energy when it's Needed

Efficiently managing thermal systems to produce accurate energy volumes based on anticipated demand and energy generation is critical. Generating too much energy can lead to energy spillage, while Under-generation can result in widespread blackouts. Furthermore, replacing estimates with accurate forecasts can makes process more efficient.

There are some unique challenges that need to be addressed:

  • There is a need to meet fluctuating energy demands by creating an optimal balance between energy generated from renewable sources and non-renewable (thermal) resources

  • It's difficult to predict precise behavior of renewable resources such as wind

  • Building optimization solutions with uncertainty involved can be computationally expensive

Application Design

  • Leveraging algorithms that can accommodate for the uncertainty arising from renewable resources to optimize forecasts and decision making
  • Combining the presently disjointed parts of forecast, optimization and planning, into a seamless and coherent end-to-end solution
  • Using computationally efficient optimization methods to deliver results quickly

Prerequisites

Required services: To use the industry accelerators, you must install one or more of the following services on IBM® Cloud Pak for Data

Service Required for
Watson Knowledge Catalog Importing data governance artifacts, such as business terms and categories. See Installing Watson Knowledge Catalog.
Watson Studio Importing data science assets to an analytics project. See Installing Watson Studio.
Watson Machine Learning Deploying analytical models. See Installing Watson Machine Learning.
Decision Optimization add-on Optimizing the maintenance schedule
SPSS Modeler Flow add-on Building machine learning model

Importing the accelerator

To use this accelerator on Cloud Pak for Data v3.0.1.0, complete the following steps:

  1. Download the DemandPlanning-industry-accelerator.tar.gz file.
  2. Extract the contents of the package.
  3. Follow the instructions in the README.pdf.

Release Notes

This accelerator has been verified on:

  • Cloud Pak for Data v3.0.1.0

About the developer:

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Terms and Conditions

The terms under which you are licensing IBM Cloud Pak for Data also apply to your use of the Industry Accelerators. Before you use the Industry Accelerators, you must agree on these additional terms and conditions that are set forth here. This information contains sample modules, exercises, and code samples (the code may be provided in source code form ("Source Code")) (collectively "Sample Materials").

License: Subject to the terms herein, you may copy, modify, and distribute these Sample Materials within your enterprise only, for your internal use only; provided such use is within the limits of the license rights of the IBM agreement under which you are licensing IBM Cloud Pak for Data. The Industry Accelerators might include applicable third-party licenses. Review the third-party licenses before you use any of the Industry Accelerators. You can find the third-party licenses that apply to each Sample Material in the notices.txt file that is included with each Sample Material.

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