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OpenStudio API UtilityCost Example

asked 2015-02-11 14:42:18 -0500

Chienman gravatar image

updated 2015-07-10 20:45:51 -0500

Hi Everyone-

Just a quick question. Is there an example out there anywhere showing how to build up from simple (just a flat charge) to complex (demand, and ratchets) utility rate, leveraging the OpenStudio API?

I'm starting to want to add that feature to an app I'm working on (using C# bindings) and it would be helpful, in Ruby or otherwise.

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answered 2015-02-11 20:19:12 -0500

Currently the utility rate objects in OpenStudio are not fully functional. We had planned to flesh these objects out when we added a utility rate GUI. However, that work has not been scheduled yet. As discussed in this question the best way to add utility rates to an OpenStudio simulation is via an EnergyPlus measure that imports the rates in IDF format.

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Are the utility rate objects in OpenStudio ready to use yet? I would like to write an OpenStudio measure to incorporate tariffs (without using an EnergyPlus measure)... The online documentation seems to show that the objects are available - but are they fully functional?

Michael Pelton gravatar image Michael Pelton  ( 2016-11-25 15:43:54 -0500 )edit

Unfortunately these objects have not been finalized yet, there is no GUI for these objects and you can see here that they are not translated to E+:

https://github.com/NREL/OpenStudio/bl...

We are waiting for a funded project to properly address these objects and possibly integrate with the OpenEI Utility Rate Database.

macumber gravatar image macumber  ( 2016-11-28 11:10:59 -0500 )edit

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