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.

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Version 8.0

on January 11, 2019

Electromobility This is the first version after major changes that includes mobility. It is still an alpha-version. Unless you really need the electric car charging profiles, I recommend using v7.2. for now. Additionally I made a ton of changes in the internals. For example most of result data gets written to a Sqlite database, mostly as JSON now instead of various CSV files. This makes parsing vastly easier, but requires a suitable database browser instead of just clicking on a CSV.

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Version 7.2

on November 14, 2017

Changes Fixed a repetitive error messages when the update server is missing. Fixed a crash in the household plans Fixed a crash in the calculation of average energy consumption for the affordances Fixed a crash in the time limit view Fixed a crash in the result file processing module Fixed a crash in the household templates checker Fixed a crash when importing time profiles Fixed a crash when trying to import holidays from the current geographical location

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Version 7.1

on October 6, 2017

Changes Fixed a crash when opening a time limit. Fixed a crash in the Household Template View

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Version 7.0

on October 1, 2017

Changes Fixed a crash on trying to open the obselete Person Desire Overview Fixed a crash when trying to simulate too many time steps (Hopefully) Fixed a crash in the SetBusy-Function of the persons (Hopefully) Fixed a crash in the GenerateHouseholds-Function A lot of small improvements in the area of the settlement templates

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