Neural Computing and Applications

, Volume 29, Issue 7, pp 603–612 | Cite as

Electrical load forecasting based on self-adaptive chaotic neural network using Chebyshev map

  • Yaoyao He
  • Qifa Xu
  • Jinhong Wan
  • Shanlin Yang
Original Article


The importance of electrical load forecasting stems from energy planning and formulating strategies in power system. In this paper, a novel chaotic back-propagation (CBP) neural network algorithm based on the merit of Chebyshev map is proposed. To improve the accuracy of proposed algorithm, self-adaptive gradient correction method is used to eliminate the precocious phenomenon of network. An additional inertial term including chaotic sequence is increased in the process of optimizing the weight value and threshold value of network. The ergodicity of chaotic variables within the range of [−1, 1] can decrease the oscillation trend of network, accelerate the learning speed and overcome the fake saturation problem so as to greatly improve the forecasting ability of proposed algorithm. The simulation results of actual cases indicate that the proposed CBP neural network is advantageous in many respects in comparison with the previous methods studied.


Load forecasting Chebyshev map Chaotic neural network Self-adaptive gradient correction 



This paper is funded by the National Natural Science Foundation (No.71401049), the Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation (No.1408085QG137, 1408085MG136), the CRSRI Open Research Program (Program SN CKWV2014213/KY), the Open Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin(China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Grant NO IWHR-SKL-201605), and the Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education (No. 20130111120015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ManagementHefei University of TechnologyHefeiChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River BasinChina Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower ResearchBeijingChina

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