Adding real-time weather data to running simulation and continuing computation instead of restarting the simulation

asked 2021-11-15 08:07:06 -0600

Teepu's avatar

updated 2021-11-16 09:36:43 -0600

Let's say I can collect real-time hourly weather data and other building states. Let us limit it to zone heating set point, for now.

Is it possible in EnergyPlus that in real-time, another hourly weather data is added, then, the simulation continues along with the updated zone heating setpoint and it outputs the heating demand for that period?

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@Teepu does this post, this post, and/or this post answer your question?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-11-16 09:43:46 -0600 )edit

@Aaron Boranian I actually have encountered those before asking my question. But it looks like those do not have an input for weather data on specific time steps.

I am looking to simulate weather data that is dynamically defined from sensors, too.

Teepu's avatar Teepu  ( 2021-11-16 10:25:35 -0600 )edit

@Teepu ah, I missed the "real-time" component of your question. The last answer at the bottom of this post mentions using the BCVTB to connect the real-time weather data to an EnergyPlus model, as well as using EMS to override the weather data with the BCVTB information. Does that help?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-11-16 11:00:02 -0600 )edit