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.mtr file from Open Studio run

asked 2015-10-26 09:56:22 -0500

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updated 2015-10-26 11:35:48 -0500

I am looking to extract hourly energy usage data in the form that EnergyPlus ouputs the METER data in excel compatible format. When a simulation is preformed in EnergyPlus, this is automatically created. However, in Open Studio, a .mtr file that is similarly disorganized to a .ESO file is created. I am wondering if there is a way to organize the .mtr file into a readable hourly energy usage file for the whole year, just like the EnergyPlus created METER data. It seems like something similar to ReadVarsESO would work, however .mtr is not .eso . I am using Open Studio version 1.8 for reference. The motivation behind organizing the .mtr file is that when I export my Open Studio Model to an IDF to be run in EnergyPlus 8.3 to automatically create the METER data, I do not get the same annual end uses. Thank you for any insight.

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answered 2015-10-26 17:12:18 -0500

updated 2015-10-26 17:52:32 -0500

I think you are looking for eplusoutMeter.csv instead of

To generate the eplusoutMeter.csv based on the, you can create a text file in the same folder as the (for example: test.txt). The "test.txt" will have two rows:

Open CMD and cd to the result folder and Run: C:\EnergyPlusV8-3-0\PostProcess\ReadVarsESO.exe test.txt

You will find the eplusoutMeter.csv generated based on the
It will be good for OpenStudio to run this post processing automatically.
You can create an request on the uservoice site.

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If it's an idea or suggestion to improve/expand OpenStudio, then the uservoice site is the place to make the request.

ericringold's avatar ericringold  ( 2015-10-26 17:33:18 -0500 )edit

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