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Estimate circuit breaker type, capacity in ResStock?

Hi all,

I am using ResStock v2.2.4, EnergyPlus v9.2, and OS v2.9.0.

I am working on heat pump electrification projects and realized that we should probably add the cost for an electric panel upgrade to our total installed capital cost, if the houses we are modeling for require upgrades.

The research I have done so far suggests that whether or not a panel upgrade is necessary, and how much it will cost, is really variable from house to house, and depends on what type of breaker is in place (fuse box vs circuit breaker panel), if it will be new vs replacement, and most importantly what the difference in amperage capacity from the old panel to the new panel.

Does ResStock provide data on breaker type in building_characteristics_report? Is there a simulation variable that I could use to estimate total load on the household circuit to see if it exceeds certain amps thresholds?

Estimate circuit breaker type, capacity in ResStock?

Hi all,

I am using ResStock v2.2.4, EnergyPlus v9.2, and OS v2.9.0.

I am working on heat pump electrification projects and realized that we should probably add the cost for an electric panel upgrade to our total installed capital cost, if the houses we are modeling for require upgrades.

The research I have done so far suggests that whether or not a panel upgrade is necessary, and how much it will cost, is really variable from house to house, and depends on what type of breaker is in place (fuse box vs circuit breaker panel), if it will be new vs replacement, and most importantly what the difference in amperage capacity from the old panel to the new panel.

Does ResStock provide data on breaker type in building_characteristics_report? Is there a simulation variable that I could use to estimate total load on the household circuit to see if it exceeds certain amps thresholds?

Estimate circuit breaker type, capacity in ResStock?

Hi all,

I am using ResStock v2.2.4, EnergyPlus v9.2, and OS v2.9.0.

I am working on heat pump electrification projects and realized that we should probably add the cost for an electric panel upgrade to our total installed capital cost, if the houses we are modeling for require upgrades.

The research I have done so far suggests that whether or not a panel upgrade is necessary, and how much it will cost, is really variable from house to house, and depends on what type of breaker is in place (fuse box vs circuit breaker panel), if it will be new vs replacement, and most importantly what the difference in amperage capacity from the old panel to the new panel.

Does ResStock provide data on breaker type in building_characteristics_report? Is there a simulation variable that I could use to estimate total load on the household circuit to see if it exceeds certain amps thresholds?