DAWG allows detailed technical discussion of complex forecasting issues in a working group forum of experts who can compare notes, trade ideas and resolve differences in a more informal setting than allowed at typical Energy Commission workshops. Topic areas of discussion include inputs to and development of demand forecasts, modeling assumptions and techniques used to produce the forecasts, approaches for ensuring transparency, and uses for demand forecast results. DAWG meets regularly, either as the full working group or in four key subgroups, colloquially known as “Pups.”