What is the LoadProfileGenerator?
What can it do?

  • The LPG is a modelling tool for residential energy consumption
  • It performs a full behaviour simulation of the people in a household and uses that to generate load curves.
  • It has various for Germany households predefined.
  • It generates CSV files for the import into other simulation software.
  • Additionally it generates a ton of different reports to help with modelling.
  • The focus is the individual household. It is possible to evalute larger populations, but this will require significant work.

What is the LoadProfileGenerator NOT?

  • The LPG does not provide any load curves for commercial buildings yet.
  • The LPG does not provide any load curves for offices yet.
  • It is not well suited to simulate populations above about a 1000 people.
  • It does not include electromobility.

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Version 6.3

on February 2, 2017

Changes Fixed a few bugs around the entire CSV-Separation-Character issue that sometimes pop up if someone does not use ; as seperator. Fixed that redundant overall sum files and individual could be generated. Included a warning message to make sure that houses get calculated with the necessary load types. Removed a couple of legacy desires Beautified some names Fixed a display bug of a button in the affordance view A lot of improvements around the Household-CSV-Import

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Version 6.2

on February 1, 2017

Changes Fixed a bug that caused the command line household import to crash if there were extra “;” at the end of the line. Added a house type definition, temperature profile and geographic location to the command line household import. Updated a couple of time estimates for various traits

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Version 6.1

on January 30, 2017

Changes fixed two twelve year old boys that had decided to take over the cooking for the family fixed a but that in certain, rare circumstances interrupting an affordance during the first day of the calcuation would crash the calculation. created the new CHR60, a household for young parents with a 2-year-old toddler

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Version 6.0

on January 18, 2017

Changes Fixed a bug where having a dot (“.”) in a household name or household plan name would cause errors Fixed a bug that meant changes in the settings were only applied after restarts. Fixed a lot of bugs in the importer that had been there since 5.3. Now it should be possible to import things from V5.2 and earlier again and things should work right away.

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