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Whole building electric consumption from FMU

asked 2019-10-04 03:11:18 -0500

Giorgio gravatar image

updated 2019-10-04 16:20:00 -0500

Hi, I'm trying to extract the signal of the electric consumption for the entire building from the FMU, I can see the voice "Baseboard Electric Power" but I don't find the Index Key Name. There is also the "Electricity:Facility" but it is a meter and I doubt is possible to set it as an output. Anyone has already faced the same problem?


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answered 2019-10-04 08:20:38 -0500

All EnergyPlus Output:Variable can be exposed as Outputs of an EnergyPlus FMU. So if this variable exists as an EnergyPlus Output:Variable and you can report it when performing a regular EnergyPlus simulation (with no FMU in-the-loop), then there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to extract the value from the FMU.

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I had to manually add the variable in the idf because was not present. After that yes, it is possible to extract the value.

Giorgio gravatar imageGiorgio ( 2019-10-04 08:24:34 -0500 )edit

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