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.

From the blog

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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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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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