Marcus Voss

Ph.D. student at TU Berlin. Research interest in AI for the energy system with a focus on smart meter data analysis. At CCAI responsible for the CCAI Wiki (https://wiki.climatechange.ai/)
For some good benchmark models from the stats domain to compare data-driven approaches against have a look at this paper: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0169207018301870
At what level are you doing the forecasts (aggregated or individual customers)? Day-ahead or intraday? What's the data resolution? Are you looking at point forecasts or probabilistic forecasts?

We have recently reviewed a bunch of papers focussed on the distribution grid and summarized it in this preprint: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2106.00006v1.pdf
We have an updated version now within the review process that we have not updated yet on arXiv that I can PM you.