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edd file not created

asked 2015-06-23 02:43:54 -0600

nikithark's avatar

updated 2015-07-12 10:27:23 -0600

I am new to EnergyPlus.

I have created a simple building with 6 zones in SketchUp using the OpenStudio plugin. I have also setup an ACMV system in OpenStudio and run simulations successfully.

Next, I would like to define actuator variables using EnergyPlus IDF editor through EP-Launch for which I need to access EDD file. However, after running simulation successfully through EP-Launch, Edd file is not produced. All fields in Output:EnergyManagementSystem are set to Verbose.

The .err file contains the following:

Warning ** CheckIFAnyEMS: No EnergyManagementSystem has been set up in the input file but output is requested.
   **   ~~~   ** No EDD file will be produced. Refer to EMS Application Guide and/or InputOutput Reference to set up your EnergyManagementSystem.

Thanks in advance. Niki

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answered 2015-06-23 11:21:43 -0600

updated 2015-06-23 11:23:18 -0600

You will need to create some EMS objects before EnergyPlus will generate an EDD file for you. All you need is a single EMS object. I'd suggest adding something simple to your IDF, such as:

    Test_variable;            !- Erl Variable 1 Name

That should be enough to generate the EDD file.

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thank you, that worked

nikithark's avatar nikithark  ( 2015-08-13 04:17:39 -0600 )edit

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