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Load Profiling

View profiles of electricity usage across the ERCOT control area. Find daily versions of the forecasted and backcasted load profiles as well as supporting information related to load profiling in ERCOT.

Current Information

Backcasted Load Profiles Extract
Find 15-minute kWh values for backcasted load profiles for all profile types and weather zones.
Backcasted (Actual) Load Profiles -- Historical
Find 15-minute kWh values for backcasted load profiles for all profile types and weather zones, combined by year.
Forecasted Load Profiles Extract
Find 15-minute kWh values for forecasted load profiles for all profile types and weather zones.

Key Documents

File Layouts of Published Load Profiles
Spreadsheets that detail the file layouts of the published load profiles
Aug 29, 2011 - xls - 246.5 KB
Final Profile Model Report
Report describing ERCOT load profile models for the pilot market and the market opening
Jun 27, 2005 - zip - 2.4 MB
Hurricane Ike Adj Factors for COAST WZone
Coefficients utilized to adjust each interval of the Backcasted Load Profiles for the COAST weather zone
Oct 3, 2008 - xls - 197 KB
Interval Data Recorder Threshold Analysis
Impact analysis of the IDR requirements
Jun 9, 2004 - zip - 6.5 MB
Profile Type Counts
Historical counts of profile type assignments by CM zone, weather zone, meter data type, and TDSP
Oct 21, 2021 - zip - 6.5 MB
Request for Profile Segment Change, Addition or Removal
Form to request an addition, change or removal of a profile segment
Dec 11, 2002 - doc - 274.5 KB
Weather Data by Weather Zone -- Historical
Five years (1996-2000) of historical hourly weather data by Weather Zone; due to contractual limitations, additional weather data not available
Dec 11, 2002 - zip - 2.2 MB