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No report for Tariffs

asked 2017-01-16 09:18:34 -0500

Jim Dirkes's avatar

updated 2017-04-16 14:55:23 -0500

This is the flip side of a previous question which dealt with tariffs showing up in the reports without being requested. I HAVE tariff objects, but get no report of the results. Actually, I've been tinkering with a particular IDF for a couple of weeks and I know that I was getting results from the tariffs earlier. I have not changed that part of the IDF, but now there is no tariff report.

Do any of you know how to make that happen? (actually, how to undo it :)

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That should not happen. Could you send me the file and I will try to figure it out. My email address in in my profile.

JasonGlazer's avatar JasonGlazer  ( 2017-01-16 15:13:36 -0500 )edit

Done. Thanks very much for looking into it.

Jim Dirkes's avatar Jim Dirkes  ( 2017-01-16 15:54:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-17 07:23:18 -0500

One of the changes in EnergyPlus 8.6 was that the the tabular reports related to economics need to be explicitly requested. In EnergyPlus 8.5 and prior, the use of the UtilityCost:Tariff object triggered to creation of the TariffReport and EconomicResultSummary report. In 8.6 this was changed. The file that in c:\EnergyPlusV8-6-0 describes it as:

Economics, Tariff, and Life Cycle Cost Reports Explicitly Requested

The Economics Results Summary Report, Tariff Report, and Life-Cycle Cost Report now need to be specifically requested rather than being automatically generated if specific objects are present in the file. To get the reports individually use EconomicResultSummary, TariffReport, and LifeCycleCostReport respectively in the Output:Table:SummaryReports object. These are also available when using any of the AllSummary options. The reports are unchanged just they way of generating them has changed.

See 5598.

So to show the reports, you need to add a request for those reports explicitly:

    AnnualBuildingUtilityPerformanceSummary,  !- Report 1 Name
    SystemSummary,           !- Report 2 Name
    EquipmentSummary,        !- Report 3 Name
    InputVerificationandResultsSummary,  !- Report 4 Name
    HVACSizingSummary,       !- Report 5 Name
    ComponentSizingSummary,  !- Report 6 Name
    ClimaticDataSummary,     !- Report 7 Name
    EnergyMeters,            !- Report 8 Name
    Standard62.1Summary,     !- Report 9 Name

Of course you can always just request all reports to be created by using:

    AllSummary;              !- Report 1 Name

In general, the OutputChanges*.md file is a good file to scan for each new version of EnergyPlus. It was originally intended to help interface developers but I think it would be useful for most users to look at also.

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Thanks so much. I normally skim the file which shows change from version to version, but missed that one. I'm always glad to have a simple solution :)

Jim Dirkes's avatar Jim Dirkes  ( 2017-01-17 08:15:31 -0500 )edit

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