Abstract

The interrelationship between the Summer peak electric load in Israel and pertinent meteorological parameters, including the commonly used outdoor biometeorological comfort index, is evaluated conceptually and statistically. Linear regression that was established between the peak electric load and these parameters indicated high correlation for the comfort index. Estimation of climatic change impact on the summer peak electric load indicated (i) mild effects as a result of changes in land use, and (ii) noticeable long-term changes due to potential climatic change associated with doubling of the atmospheric CO2.

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