EnergyPlus

As prescribed in Resolution E-5152 DEER2023 Update, DNV conducted a feasibility assessment for migrating DEER residential building prototypes from using the eQUEST/DOE2TM building energy simulation engine to the EnergyPlusTM engine. Since DNV's assessment found the migration to be feasible, that migration is now underway for the residential prototypes. A user-friendly, publicly accessible EnergyPlus-based system to replace MASControl3© (MC3) is not expected, however, until late 2022. Since it is a priority to include all residential weather-dependent measures on the PY2024-25 approved measure list in this migration, those that are currently modelled by program administrators (PAs) will be migrated and modelled by the CPUC in the interim. The unit energy savings results for all EnergyPlus-modelled residential measures will be uploaded to DEER and synchronized with eTRM for use in updates to existing measure packages. To that end, the CPUC and DNV request detailed simulation information from the PAs for residential simulated measures that will be updated and submitted for approval before the June 2022 deadline for PY2024-25 approved measures as described in a 2021-12-16 memo to the California Energy Efficiency PAs.

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CZ2022 EnergyPlus Weather data

These are 2022 weather data, source: http://weather.whiteboxtechnologies.com/

 

2022 Jun 1 2022 Jun 1 See history
EnergyPlus Prototype Calibration Webinar Slides

This slide deck was presented during a CPUC-hosted webinar on 2022-04-25 to describe the calibration of the EnergyPlus residential building prototypes that will be used to model DEER measures.

2022 Apr 25 2022 Apr 25 See history
Migration to EnergyPlus Webinar Recording

Recording of the CPUC-hosted webinar on 2022-02-23 to describe the transition from using MASControl3 and eQUEST/DOE2 building prototypes to simulate deemed measures to using the EnergyPlus simulation engine.

2022 Feb 23 2022 Feb 24 See history
EnergyPlus Files Memo 2021-12-16

This memo describes the files and supporting documentation that should be submitted for residential non-DEER measures that were previously modeled using MASControl3 and eQUEST/DOE2 building simulations. Using the submitted content, DNV will migrate the input files to run using the EnergyPlus building simulation engine.

2021 Dec 16 2021 Dec 16 See history
Migration to EnergyPlus Webinar Slides

This slide deck will be presented during a CPUC-hosted webinar on 2022-02-23 to describe the transition from using MASControl3 and eQUEST/DOE2 building prototypes to simulate deemed measures to using the EnergyPlus simulation engine.

2022 Feb 23 2022 Feb 18 See history