Solar, Wind, and Load Forecasting Dataset for MISO, NYISO, and SPP Balancing Areas

Richard Bryce, Cong Feng, Brian Sergi, Ross Ring-Jarvi, Wenqi Zhang, Bri-Mathias Hodge

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Performance-based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management (PERFORM) program is an initiative intended to foster "a fundamental shift in grid management rooted in an understanding of asset risk and system risk" (ARPA-E 2020). Launched by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the program supports efforts to incorporate uncertainty in electric power decision making. In support of PERFORM, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has produced a set of time-coincident forecasts of solar, wind, and load profiles. As part of Phase I of the PERFORM effort, NREL created a dataset that consists of one year of time-coincident load, wind, and solar actuals and probabilistic forecasts based on data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) (Bryce et al. 2023). In Phase II, NREL developed similar datasets for three other U.S. Independent System Operators (ISO): the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP).
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages41
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5D00-83828


  • balancing areas
  • forecasting
  • load
  • probalistic
  • solar PV
  • wind


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