The problem of lead dispatching of electric utilities is discussed to show the part that weather plays in typical load dispatching techniques, both long range and short range. An effort is made to evaluate the significance of various meteorological parameters and to show the overall importance of taking weather effects into consideration from the viewpoint of improving operating efficiency and economy of utilities. Finally, consideration is given to bring out the regions where the activities of meteorologists are most desired by the utilities.
1 Paper Number 3 on Topics in Applied Meteorology from the Meteorological Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2 Present affiliation: McDonnell Aircraft Corp., St. Louis, Missouri.