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New measure impact valuations; update to AEO 2020 * Expand time sensitive efficiency and flexibility measure assessment capabilities. * Enable assessment of avoided public health costs from deploying building efficiency. * Update core ECM set definitions to the latest mandatory and voluntary specifications. * Update all baseline data to the EIA AEO 2020 reference case. * Add new MELs baseline cost, performance, and lifetime data.
v0.5.1: Improve savings splits and cost data, add command line options * Improve robustness of savings split calculations across routines. * Break out envelope savings by heating and cooling contributions. * Users may optionally write out ECM market penetration fractions. * Users may optionally fix ECM relative performance across the time horizon. * Other small bug fixes and improvements throughout.
Added ECM definitions, improved TSV calculations, bug fixes * Added best available and prospective target ECM definitions. * Enhanced time-sensitive efficiency valuation capabilities and underlying datasets. * Small bug fixes, refinements to ECM stock-and-flow and competition calculations.
Update to AEO 2018 data, pilot time sensitive efficiency valuation, e… …xpand miscellaneous loads data Baseline technology stock/energy and cost/performance/lifetime data now correspond to the EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2018 reference case. Time sensitive efficiency impacts (load shifting, shaping, etc.) are piloted through a new ‘time_sensitive_valuation’ field in the ECM definition. Several new miscellaneous loads are broken out in the baseline technology stock and energy data, allowing ECMs to be applied specifically to these new loads. Users may now assign ECM-specific baseline retrofit rates as part of the ECM definition.
Updated envelope baseline data, enabled add-on MELs ECMs Baseline envelope data were updated to reflect expected code-driven changes in typical envelope characteristics over time. Users may now assess ‘add-on’ ECM types when comparable baseline technology cost, performance, and lifetime data are missing (as is often the case for ECMs affecting Miscellaneous Electric Loads (MELs)). Default ECM definitions were updated to reflect the newest available performance standards. Other updates: -expanded time horizon to 2050, -site-source conversions now reflect AEO 2017 and residential cost conversions now reflect RECS 2015, -multiple bug fixes pertaining to the ECM preparation routine, stock-and-flow calculations, and plotting configuration, -expanded XLSX data generation in the R plotting routine, and -updates to the documentation that reflect the above changes.
Address beta testing feedback, update to AEO 2017 baseline data Notable changes based on an initial round of beta testing feedback include: -addition of a Quick Start Guide to the docs, -execution of R plots from within the ‘run.py’ analysis engine module, and -additional filtering options in ‘run_setup.py,’ the high-level simulation manager. Baseline technology stock/energy and cost/performance/lifetime data now correspond to the EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2017 reference case: https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/aeo/.