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Energyplus retrieving instantaneous energy consumption

asked 2023-05-21 11:29:03 -0500

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updated 2023-05-22 09:23:15 -0500

I am working on a reinforcement learning agent for optimizing energy consumption.

What am I trying to do is, to retrieve the information about the energy consumption for each timestep, but I am unsure what is the specific variable that will allow me to get that information.

Is it meter? or is there a variable that I should use?

I am using EnergyPlus python API for this project.

Thanks again.

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answered 2023-05-21 16:47:39 -0500

Yes, you can retrieve runtime energy use at each time-step (and many other variables like temperatures), as described here (via output variables and/or output meters - depends on what you're after). Ensure reporting frequencies are "timestep". This API method may be what you're after.

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