The LoadProfileGenerator is a tool for MS Windows to generate load profiles for households for electricity, gas, hot water and cold water. It is developed by Noah Pflugradt. It generates CSV-files in a customizable time resolution which can be used for the simulation of energy systems of all kinds.
It works internally by simulating the behavior of the occupants based on a desire model. This means the people of the household will act depending on their current desires, select an activity, for example “go to work”, “sleep”, “watch TV” and the program will log the appropriate energy use.
This is first and foremost a research project for my PhD and still under development. It’s been tested, but beware! There might be bugs lurking in the depths of the program. If you find any, please email me.
- A reasonable fast computer
- At least 2GB of free memory
- At least a couple of gigabyte worth of free hard disk space for the data and temporary files.