RTE carries out daily electricity consumption forecasts which ensure a balance between supply and demand of electricity at all times and thus guarantee the safety of the electricity system. This year they organized a challenge with the objective of making a short-term probabilistic forecast of national electricity consumption in France. Our coworker Jesus Lago Garcia came third and received a 2000€ reward.
A first challenge, launched in 2017, focused on the deterministic short-term forecast of national and regional electricity consumption. In 2018, RTE launched a second challenge on the national perimeter, this time on a forecast with associated uncertainty for the winter period.