A Forecast Component is all or part of a Forecast Definition stored separately as a .xml file.
A Component also allows you to save a Forecast Definition in whole or part, for later use or to share with other EMarketOffer users. This is useful in situations when you have spent time modelling a complex situation, and want to save your modelling for future use.
Components are created by exporting all or selected parts of a Forecast Definition to the Component Library. These Components can be imported into new Forecast Definitions at a later time. Components can also be made available to other users of EMarketOffer and incorporated into their Forecast Definitions.
A Forecast Component can contain:
- The whole Definition
- A whole class (e.g. Demand for all Nodes)
- Individual items within a class (e.g. selected Circuits within the circuit class)