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 8.8

on October 8, 2019

Changes No more seperator at the end of the line in the device profile files Option to generate sum profiles as Json for easier processing in other software Fixed wrong .NET Framework error message that happend due to changed registry permissions in Windows 10 Fixed wrong error message about application identity Added an option to generate the device profiles with the device category instead of the device name in the settings.

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Version 8.7

on October 1, 2019

Changes Small bugfixes

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Version 8.6

on September 19, 2019

Changes Small bugfixes New way to calculate settlements You can set different transportation for each individual household in a house now Vastly improved Json-Based district definitions Parallel execution of the simulation of different houses Check out the description at https://www.loadprofilegenerator.de/calculatinglargenumbers/

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Web version End of Life

on August 28, 2019

Changes Due to lack of interest the web version of the LPG is no longer available.

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