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Custom:Meter results displayed in eplustbl.htm?

asked 2018-03-29 14:44:30 -0500

gokul gravatar image

updated 2018-03-30 08:30:09 -0500

I am adding a Meter:Custom object to my .osm file through an energyplus script. This particular meter would get the "Cooling Coil Total Cooling Energy" from the required Coil:Cooling:DXSingleSpeed objects. I am successfully able to inject the meter object into the idf. However, I was wondering if there was a way to make the output of this meter, i.e., a cumulative of the Cooling Coil Total Cooling Energy for the specified Coil:Cooling objects, get displayed in my eplusout.htm file?
From the Energyplus I/O reference, I understand I have to add a "Output:meter, 'my_custom_meter_name', Timestep;" line to my idf file, and call this meter in an Output:Table:Monthly report? I am just curious if this will work, or if there is another simpler method of doing this? Thanks,

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What scripting platform are you using? Eppy? OpenStudio? Something else?

__AmirRoth__ gravatar image __AmirRoth__  ( 2018-03-29 16:26:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-03-29 17:17:16 -0500

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Sorry, I was able to figure this out, and it seems that adding "Output:meter, 'my_custom_meter_name', Timestep;" and calling a meter through a custom Output:Table:Monthly object would indeed get these results to report as part of the eplustbl.htm file. So the way to report any meter:custom output is to first create a meter:custom object, create an Output:meter object which references the meter:custom object, and then include this meter as part of a custom Output:Table:Monthly object. I am going to leave this question here, since other similar questions do not specifically address this whole process of moving from creating a custom:meter to reporting its output in a table in the .htm file. However, if someone has other thoughts, please feel free to comment, and I'll delete it! Thanks.

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Great answer. It helped me finally understand where all those tables come from!

mattkoch gravatar image mattkoch  ( 2021-01-12 09:34:05 -0500 )edit

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