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Energy Plus demand end use components summary: District Heating vs Steam

asked 2017-08-11 14:25:09 -0500

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updated 2017-08-12 09:54:08 -0500

I would like to query the Demand End Use Components Summary table (seen attached), initially I tried writing the query to get the District Heating Time of Peak and Total End Uses: as can be expected the query didn't work.

So my question is can I assume that Steam is equal to District Heating?

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answered 2017-08-14 10:39:49 -0500

Hi @antonszilasi

From the screenshot, it appears that the source of heating in your model is natural gas (and not steam). Most of the district heating systems (commonly used in Germany) that I worked with, provide heating to buildings as hot water and not as steam. Typically, I use the DistrictHeating object to model the heating source and the demand end use components summary looks like this:

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Did you use an alternative approach to model your district heating source?

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