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The Appropriate Use of Climatic Information in Illinois Natural-gas Utility Weather-normalization Techniques Easterling, William E., James R. Angel, and Scott A. Kirsch, 1990  Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL,  ISWS RI-112    Full Text Available

A well-known relationship exists between variations in weather and variations in residential-space heating energy consumption (Quayle and Diaz, 1980). In particular, departures of weather conditions from "normal" can markedly affect an energy utility's annual heating fuel sales revenues. The colder it gets, the more fuel is sold by the company for space heating. (In the case of this report, the fuel is natural gas.) And the reverse occurs as temperatures warm.

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