What is the LoadProfileGenerator?
What can it do?

  • The LPG is a modeling tool for residential energy consumption
  • It performs a full behavior simulation of the people in a household and uses that to generate load curves.
  • It has various German households predefined.
  • It generates CSV files for the import into other simulation software.
  • Additionally, it generates a ton of different reports to help with modeling.
  • The focus is the individual household. It is possible to evaluate 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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The current development of the Loadprofilegenerator is supported by the Bern University of Applied Sciences - Laboratory for Photovoltaik Systems

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from BFH and the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI - SCCER program). This project is carried out in the frame of the Swiss Centre for Competence in Energy Research on the Future Swiss Electrical Infrastructure (SCCER-FURIES) and with Swiss industry partners.

From the blog

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Version 6.8

on May 26, 2017

Changes Fixed a bug that adding a household to a house sometimes crashed the program Performance improvements Fixed a device tagging error Improved the settlement result generation Added various JSON files to the result files for easier processing. Added a load type limit to the affordance and device tagging sets to finally stop generating charts for electricity for the water tagging set.

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Version 6.7

on May 3, 2017

Changes Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the time offset in a device activation to be applied twice. Lots of internal reworking to prepare for the electro mobility implementation Fixed a bug with importing Household templates. Removed the conventional households since those were obselete Removed person desires since those were obselete too Reworked the entire command line interface. A lot of parameter names have been changed, so you need to adjust your scripts.

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Version 6.6

on March 2, 2017

Changes Fixed another problem with generating house device profile charts for external time resolutions.

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Web Version of the LPG

on February 28, 2017

There is a web version of the tool now. It is still in beta, but it should work well enough for most purposes. You can access it at http://beta.Loadprofilegenerator.de

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