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Using Custom Setpoint Schedule from File in Resstock

asked 2021-08-17 11:06:58 -0600

zel3 gravatar image

I am trying to use a custom setpoint file to set the heating/cooling setpoints in for buildings using resstock. I've created more HeatingSetpoint options called "From File" in the housing_characteristics/options_lookup that when sampled should take the setpoint from one of several different setpoint files specified by an additional argument in options_lookup.tsv.

I've added the extra filename arguments to the ResidentialHVACHeatingSetpoints measure, but I have no idea how to connect the "HVAC.apply_heating_setpoints" method to retrieve the setpoints from the corresponding .csv file. Would this have something to do with the generated "schedules.csv" file?

Any advice or other ways to accomplish this would be great, thanks!

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Update: I was able to modify the source code to use setpoints sampled from an external file, but it became a bit hacky. For anyone else trying to do this, I would recommend against it unless absolutely necessary, as Resstock is heavily structured toward the weekday/weekend setpoint and setback format.

zel3 gravatar image zel3  ( 2021-08-23 11:19:08 -0600 )edit

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answered 2021-12-05 12:03:22 -0600

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updated 2021-12-05 12:04:27 -0600

Thanks for your question/update. Would you please say more about whether using a .csv file to establish setpoints seemed to work well (despite the drawbacks of the ResStock setpoints)? I've been trying to utilize .csv-sourced setpoints for a HPWH, but the resulting tank temperature sometimes leads the setpoint increases. In other words, the tank temperature increases before the setpoint for the HPWH compressor has increased. Thanks!

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