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 for simulating populations above about a 1000 people.
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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.

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Version 8.4

on July 8, 2019

Changes Fixed bugs in the simulation engine defaults Small bugfixes Fixed a major bug that lead to the occasional export of the values from pre-calculation-period of three days before the start of the real simulation.

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Version 8.2

on May 14, 2019

Changes Fixed bugs Changed some of the integrity checks to only apply if the option in the settings is enabled. Made sure that all predefined households work with all predefined travel route sets.

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Version 8.2

on May 14, 2019

Changes Fixed bugs Changed some of the integrity checks to only apply if the option in the settings is enabled. Made sure that all predefined households work with all predefined travel route sets.

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Version 8.1

on January 21, 2019

Changes Fixed bugs Made the energy storage log files work again

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