Comparative Analysis of Hourly Electricity Consumption on Weekdays and Weekends

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Dincer K., Nuroğlu F. M.

International Congress on Multidisciplinary Natural Sciences and Engineering, 1 - 02 December 2021, pp.112

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Page Numbers: pp.112
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Electricity consumption, which changes hourly, has an extremely dynamic structure. There are many reasons (temperature values, working hours, public holidays, religious holidays, etc.) that affect hourly electricity consumption. Daily maximum consumption values, export and import values, installed power investments, interest in renewable energy, private sector investments, electricity consumption per capita and the number of households are increasing day by day. The effect of these changes on daily electricity consumption should be well studied. If a successful consumption forecast is to be made, the characteristic consumption characteristics of the days should be determined. First of all, a good distinction should be made between weekdays and weekends. Hourly consumption differences should be examined. In this study, the months of July, October, January and April of 2019 and 2020 were studied. Weekdays and weekends are analyzed in two separate graphs. It has been observed that weekdays and weekends have some similar characteristics among themselves. A random month was chosen from each season. Differences and similarities in electricity consumption of different years and months have been interpreted. These obtained data will be very useful in consumption estimates.