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energy plus electric usage breakdown

asked 2017-08-17 15:59:13 -0500

regu_r gravatar image

updated 2017-08-19 08:29:28 -0500

Hi Everyone

I ran the energyplus simuation with the reference idf file "RefBldgSmallOfficeNew2004_Chicago.idf"

I got the hourly electric usage in eplusout.csv in the following variables:

1 . Electricity:Facility J 2. Fans:Electricity J 3. Cooling:Electricity J 4. Heating:Electricity J 5. InteriorLights:Electricity J 6. InteriorEquipment:Electricity J

My expectation was that item 1 (total electric usa

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My expectation was that item 1 (total electric usage) should be the sum of the items 2 through 6. However, I am missing some electric energy usage portion..can u please point out if I am missing something?

Thanks best regards regu

regu_r gravatar image regu_r  ( 2017-08-17 15:59:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-08-18 12:39:25 -0500

regu_r gravatar image

Thank you for the response. One of the missing output variable was this: Output:Meter,ExteriorLights:Electricity,HOURLY; It accounted for the missing usage value.

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Glad it worked - I think the protocol when you get the solution is to select an answer and append the question with '[closed]'.

Liam gravatar image Liam  ( 2017-08-18 12:59:06 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-08-18 07:19:13 -0500

Liam gravatar image

How much is the error? There may be meters that are not setup (meaning they need to be defined) in order to capture all other electrical end uses.

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