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ReadVarsEso Error When Running runenergyplus

asked 2015-10-06 13:34:16 -0500

atan gravatar image

updated 2015-10-06 14:42:26 -0500

I've been trying to use the runenergyplus shell script but keep getting an error.

So I have an IDF file and a weather file and do:

runenergyplus idffile weather_file

which runs all the calculations but then I get this:

Writing tabular output file results using HTML format.
Computing Life Cycle Costs and Reporting
Writing final SQL reports
EnergyPlus Run Time=00hr 00min 15.69sec
 ReadVarsESO program starting.
 Requested ESO file=eplusout.eso
 does not exist.  ReadVarsESO program terminated.
 ReadVarsESO program terminated.
 ReadVarsESO program starting.
 Requested ESO file=eplusout.mtr
 does not exist.  ReadVarsESO program terminated.
 ReadVarsESO program terminated.
  Started HVAC Diagram
  Complete

Isn't running runenergyplus supposed to create the .eso file that is missing? In the output folder I'm still getting the following:

  • .audit
  • .bnd
  • .eio
  • .err
  • .expidf
  • .mdd
  • .mtd
  • .rdd
  • .rvaudit
  • .shd
  • .sql
  • .svg
  • SQLite.err
  • .html
  • .csv

Edit:

Specifying Output:Variable fixed half the issue, thanks.

 ReadVarsESO program starting.
 ReadVars Run Time=00hr 00min  0.07sec
 ReadVarsESO program completed successfully.
 ReadVarsESO program starting.
 Requested ESO file=eplusout.mtr
 does not exist.  ReadVarsESO program terminated.
 ReadVarsESO program terminated.
  Started HVAC Diagram
  Complete
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Just updated the question Neal, thanks.

atan gravatar image atan  ( 2015-10-06 14:41:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-10-06 13:44:08 -0500

updated 2015-10-06 14:54:55 -0500

You need at least one Output:Variable object specified in your IDF file to generate an ESO file. You'll also need an Output:Meter object to generate an MTR file.

FYI: the shell script is no longer needed now that EnergyPlus has a real command line interface. You can run any file using energyplus -w weather_file idf_file. The -r flag will automatically run ReadVars after the simulation. You can type energyplus -h for more details on how to use the command line interface.

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