Synthetically derived profiles for representing occupant-driven electric loads in Canadian housing

TitleSynthetically derived profiles for representing occupant-driven electric loads in Canadian housing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsArmstrong, MM, Swinton, MC, Ribberink, H, Beausoleil-Morrison, I, Millette, J
JournalJournal of Building Performance Simulation
Volume2
Pagination15-30
Date Published2009
ISBN Number1940-1493
Accession NumberWOS:000208168400002
Abstract

As one objective of the International Energy Agency's Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems Programme Annex 42, detailed Canadian household electrical demand profiles were created using a bottom-up approach from available inputs, including a detailed appliance set, annual consumption targets and occupancy patterns. These profiles were created for use in the simulation of residential cogeneration devices to examine the issues of system performance, efficiency and emission reduction potential. This article describes the steps taken to generate these 5-min electrical consumption profiles for three target single-family detached households - low, medium and high consumers, a comparison of the generated output with measured data from Hydro Quebec, and a demonstration of the use of the new profiles in building performance simulations of residential cogeneration devices.