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Energy Plus EMS errors with output variable name

asked 2019-07-09 08:40:17 -0600

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updated 2019-07-09 10:06:15 -0600

Hi, I`ve got some errors in Energy Plus EMS as below - could anyone help?

** Severe  ** Invalid Output:Variable or Output:Meter Name =SURFACE PROPERTY SOLAR ABSORPTANCE
   **   ~~~   ** Entered in EnergyManagementSystem:Sensor=SOLAR_TEMPERATURE_1
   **   ~~~   ** Output:Variable Name not found
   ** Severe  ** Invalid Output:Variable or Output:Meter Name =SURFACE PROPERTY SOLAR ABSORPTANCE
   **   ~~~   ** Entered in EnergyManagementSystem:Sensor=SOLAR_TEMPERATURE_2
   **   ~~~   ** Output:Variable Name not found
   ** Severe  ** Invalid Actuated Component Unique Name =BLOCK1:ZONE1:WALL_1_WINDOW_1_SEGMENT_MID
   **   ~~~   ** Entered in EnergyManagementSystem:Actuator=OPENFACTOR1
   **   ~~~   ** Component Unique key name not found 
   **   ~~~   ** Review edd file for valid component names.
   ** Severe  ** Invalid Actuated Component Control Type =CONSTRUCTION STATE
   **   ~~~   ** Entered in EnergyManagementSystem:Actuator=OPENFACTOR1
   **   ~~~   ** Control Type not found
   **   ~~~   ** Review edd file for valid component control types.
   **  Fatal  ** Errors found in processing Energy Management System input. Preceding condition causes termination.
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answered 2019-07-09 10:02:15 -0600

The first two severe errors are saying that SURFACE PROPERTY SOLAR ABSORPTANCE is not a viable output variable to connect to an EMS Sensor. You can read more about using the RDD output file as a guide to creating EMS sensors in this post.

The next two severe errors are saying that the EMS Actuator OPENFACTOR1 has two input fields set incorrectly -- Actuated Component Unique Name (name of the object in the model you want to change behavior of) and Actuated Component Control Type (what specific aspect of that object you want to change). To know what actuator input field options can be applied to your model, you should add an Output:EnergyManagementSystem object to your IDF input file to create the EDD output file after running a simulation. Refer to this post for more information.

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