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ODEC: SAS Analytics Energize Utility Cooperative's Demand Forecasts

Date Added: Jun 2010
Format: PDF

ODEC provides wholesale power to 11 not-for-profit distribution cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware that serve 1 million member customers in the rural and suburban portions of those states. ODEC wanted to forecast power supply needs for more than 1 million member customers. To master these needs ODEC chose SAS. ODEC deployed SAS Analytics with SAS Forecast Server sliced in half the time it takes to build accurate, reliable forecasts. With this solution ODEC saved utility customers millions of dollars in its first year of using SAS Analytics. As a result, ODEC reduced rates four times in a single year.