Short-Term Load Forecasting Based on RBM and NARX Neural Network

  • Xiaoyu Zhang
  • Rui WangEmail author
  • Tao Zhang
  • Ling Wang
  • Yajie Liu
  • Yabing Zha
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10956)


In recent years, DBN applied to load forecasting as a hot issue has aroused the concern of many scholars at home and abroad. A new method based on RBM and NARX neural network for short-term load forecasting is brought forward in this paper. In order to test the performance of this model, the historical load data of a town in the UK is used. The obtained results are compared with DBN and NARX neural network based on the same dataset. Experimental results show that the proposed method significantly improves the predication accuracy.


Short-term load forecasting Deep belief network Restricted Boltzmann machine NARX neural network 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61773390, 71571187) and the Distinguished Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province (No. 2017JJ1001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoyu Zhang
    • 1
  • Rui Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tao Zhang
    • 1
  • Ling Wang
    • 2
  • Yajie Liu
    • 1
  • Yabing Zha
    • 1
  1. 1.College of System EngineeringNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of AutomationTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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