Changes in energyPRO

Changes in energyPRO 4.8.461

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Hydraulic calculation of district heating
  • Option of using new MILP solver, HiGHS
  • Time series function, option of 2-dimensional conversion table
  • Time series function, option of defining cycle periods, similar to fixed tariff market
  • Electricity demands can be connected to different markets
  • energyTRADE, new specific energyTRADE file format
  • energyTRADE, access to the single sites on production, graphic

 

ERRORS FIXED

 

  • Calculation, error when going from 1 year calculation to more years calculation
  • COMPARE, in some cases, Energy conversion report causes unnecessary recalculation
  • COMPARE, in some cases, loading CHP gives fuel error
  • COMPARE, issue with Non availability periods in some cases
  • COMPARE, when adding thermal storage to reference it shows as desynchronised in alternative
  • Deleting or setting non availability periods on Energy conversion units makes energyPRO close without warning
  • Economy, fixed payments effect the operation strategy
  • Energy conversion unit, problem with loading Non Availability Periods
  • Energy conversion units, clearing time setting of non availability period causes error
  • Energy conversion units, negative values in power curves shall not be allowed
  • Energy conversion units, PAPFUEL expression returns zero
  • energyTRADE, energy conversion file is not in same timestep as calculation
  • energyTRADE, error operation income when using user defined day-ahead bid
  • energyTRADE, Hvide Sande model is not running in 4.8
  • energyTRADE, in table the currency of the project shall be shown
  • energyTRADE, in table the measuring unit shall be shown
  • energyTRADE, option of selecting planned production as time series function
  • energyTRADE, with calculation step of 15 min the hourly average in table is wrong
  • energyTRADE: wrong results with planned production and ramping activated
  • Error in function gives problem opening project file
  • Error warning, missing error warning when deleting time series
  • Export energy conversion, Fuel production is not appearing when using fuel unit and the resolution is month or year
  • FINANCE, when having yearly optimization, the calculations are not in parallel
  • Fuel storage, unit of graph not always correct
  • Full load hours not calculated with fuel input/output
  • Heat rejection, in some cases a 4.7 project with heat rejection cannot be opened in energyPRO 4.8
  • Hydraulic calculation: Heat loss not calculated correctly
  • INTERFACE, text reports have a data separator too much at end of each line
  • MILP, wrong result when having energy conversion unit having both input and output of same energy type
  • Misspelling in privacy warning and terms of use acceptance
  • Operation strategy window, change of month and covering own demand issue
  • Payments, FPCap causes different operation
  • Payments, FCCAP and FPCAP return zero
  • payments, FPCAP effects the MILP calculation
  • Payments, in some cases the fuel amount is not correct
  • Payments, Index function fails
  • Payments, PeakExportedElectricity makes calculation error.
  • REGION, loading a site causes an error
  • Reports, Cash flow, graphic, Cash Account is one month off
  • Reports, Compare cash flow, wrong text, shall be Cash Surplus instead of Cash Account
  • Reports, Compare key financial figures, graphs become too small on some computers
  • Reports, COP Heating instead of COP Cooling
  • Reports, full load hours not calculated correct in some cases
  • Reports, having more than one fuel, the copy data to spreadsheet is resetting fuel numbers
  • Reports, in some cases text is going below frame
  • Reports, issue with full load hours in heat pumps
  • Reports, QI payments are returning zero
  • Reports, utilization factor 0% if fuel output specified as TSF or TS
  • Reports, utilization factor is wrong when having process heat production
  • Reports, utilization factor of 0% for units only consuming an energy type
  • Reports, wrong total efficiency if one of the outputs is a fuel
  • Solar, array shading is wrong when solar PV or collector has zero inclination
  • Solar, in case of inclination of zero, array shading is wrong when it comes to beam radiation
  • Switching from process heat demands to heat demands causes run error
  • Time series function, changes in symbol is not updated in complex formulas
  • Time series, in some cases it is not possible to delete from right click menu
  • User defined storage, as graphic, temperature shall not be shown
  • User defined storage, loss settings are lost

 

Changes in 4.8.139

 

  • Energy conversion units with user defined power curves have wrong priorities in Analytic calculation mode
  • Cold storage, text overlay
  • Heat pump, too many connections in graphic user interface

 

Changes in 4.8.135

 

  • COMPARE, colors of units are wrong when synchronizing with reference
  • COMPARE, in variations, it is possible to change planning period
  • COMPARE, settings in alternatives shall be greyed out
  • Deleting fuel causes error on all energy conversion units
  • Demands, time series function in demand cannot be reversed
  • Economy, fuel consumption payment does not work without heat value
  • Emission, CO2 on fuels without heat value does not appear in reports
  • Energy conversion unit, fuel unit is not correct initial
  • Energy conversion unit, Heat pump gives wrong results when electric capacity is specified in kW
  • External conditions. Time series functions. Location in one TSF is copied to every TSF in the project
  • Fuels on energy conversion unit, deleting gives red cross
  • Fuels, issues when shifting between monthly values and time series functions
  • Graphical user interface, problem with process heat
  • Help, about, link to DESIGN is not working
  • INTERACE, csv output is without separator if not set in spreadsheet
  • INTERFACE, occasionally the calculations stop
  • Loading time series out of database, the symbol is having a _copy attached
  • Miscellaneous translation issues
  • Options, online data, Server address, wrong URL
  • Payments, copying payment group gives identical ID warning
  • Payments, selecting fuel consumption is not saved
  • PEF/CO2 calculation in a COMPARE project fails in some cases
  • Region, graphic user interface, process heat from other site is not shown correct
  • Reports, energy conversion annual report, fuel by energy unit is missing
  • Reports, error when having more fuels than energy conversion units
  • Reports, in some cases error on energy conversion reports related to utilization factor calculation
  • Reports, recalculation when shifting reports or entering storages
  • Reports, saving as CSV, decimal separator issues
  • Time series and time series function, changes in symbol are not updated for fuel in energy conversion units’ power curve
  • Time series overview, changes are not saved
  • energyTRADE, Error in fuel consumption graph
  • energyTRADE, min operation period is not passing midnight for non traded units
  • energyTRADE, offered and calculated bids on electric boiler mixed up
  • energyTRADE, one timestep too much in the calculation
  • energyTRADE, Opposite sign on consumption units in planned production with DC communication
  • energyTRADE, with User defined regulating bid, downward not allowed below minimum is not working
  • energyTRADE, wrong regulating bids in some plants
  • energyTRADE. Negative heat production from boilers, when are non available

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT energyPRO 4.7 LICENSES WON’T WORK WITH THIS UPDATE

Changes in energyPRO 4.8.114

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Licence registration by serial number
  • More fuels on energy conversion units
  • Possibility to work with or without heat values and CO2 factors on fuels
  • Process heat storage
  • Setting storage capacity directly
  • Setting storage content at start and end of calculation
  • Demand as time series function
  • IsHoliday, a true/false function option of including public holidays
  • German private wire payments and coverage tables on more markets
  • energyTRADE, improved block bidding
  • energyTRADE, hour and block bids with user defined prices
  • energyTRADE, regulating bids with user set bidding prices
  • energyTRADE, option of selecting planned production
  • energyTRADE, more natural gas prices on data provider
  • energyTRADE, boiler replacement flag
  • energyTRADE, days on production, graphic

 

ERRORS FIXED

  • Solar collector, copy as image not correct
  • Reports, monthly energy conversion, missing site information on storage losses
  • Cold store, losses not calculated
  • Online data time series contains illegal characters in name.
  • Environment, changing formula in PEF wizard is not saved
  • Environment, CO2 calculation fails when measuring units are kW/kWh
  • Environment, wrong formula if choosing PEF calculation carnot method and having an ECU
  • Environment, emission group below emission method group causes error
  • MILP, heat consuming unit is not operating when having transmission with zero capacity
  • Compare, energy conversion reports – electricity markets problem
  • Electricity market, error in CO2 formula is not caught
  • Production, graphic, wrong unit on fuel graph
  • Fuel storage is loaded from nothing to meet demand
  • Not possible to add CO2 and PEF intensity calculation without REGION module
  • Empty storage creates losses
  • Grid restriction not obeyed when in kW
  • Time series as graphic is wrong
  • Time series function as graphic is wrong
  • Operation strategy report, missing amount and price per unit when price per unit is a time series
  • Recursive Problem after in time series function after pasting values in conversion table
  • Peak Elec Demand in Monthly energy conversion report incorrect
  • Graphical show of time series in the 2 day planning period is not correct
  • Reports, copying energy conversion annual as data, text and values of battery are displaced one column
  • Unnecessary restriction for operation dependent on other unit in MILP
  • If project identification is changed in alternative then Calculation method can not be changed in alternative
  • German functions, KWKG 2017 and KWKG2020 are wrong when having two markets and the second import electricity
  • External conditions. Time series. Copied time series get already used symbol name
  • Storage, missing losses in graphics
  • Report Operations strategy calculation – Error when having fixed tariffs
  • Indexes, using underscore in symbol causes error
  • Time series or time series function, when used in Market it is not shown on right-click menu
  • Markets, when changing a time series or time series function symbol, the symbol is not changed on Markets
  • Closing the operation strategy without changing anything is requiring new simulation
  • Reports, text overlap in imported electricity payment lines
  • Economy, imported fuel payment has value when no fuel is imported
  • Reports, energy conversion annual, Total CO2 emissions fails when having more fuels
  • Danish translation, misspellings and Mængde instead of Beløb
  • Reports, catalogue of technical assumptions, wrong text in heat pump
  • Demands, in some cases heat demands can’t be edited
  • E-cars, missing the option of setting Operation restricted to period.
  • Demands, fixed weekly profile of demand fails in the beginning of calculation
  • Saved object file is changed when being loaded into energyPRO
  • Loaded energy conversion unit replace existing unit in payments in rare situations
  • Payment, exported electricity and CO2 for all markets fails
  • energyTRADE, block bids are missing
  • energyTRADE, wrong price dependent bids in Ringkøbing
  • energyTRADE, daily planned production not possible – wrong warning
  • energyTRADE, wrong representation of Process Heat
  • energyTRADE, difference in bidding price and displacement price
  • energyTRADE, difference between start and end storage content
  • energyTRADE, wrong bidding price when starting cost included
  • energyTRADE, wrong prices in regulating bids
  • energyTRADE, no bidding prices calculated in Assens
  • energyTRADE, price dependent hour purchasing bid is increased to next level, but should be decreased to level below
  • Mismatch between bid and production on heat pump
  • energyTRADE, block bids are coming through to the PBA
  • energyTRADE, incorrect error message when project not found
  • energyTRADE, production not matching the bids
  • energyTRADE, planned production not followed
  • energyTRADE, offered bids not updated after sending the bids
  • energyTRADE, CHPs are not producing when calculating in MILP
  • energyTRADE, mismatch between operation strategy calculation report and priority numbers in production graphic
  • energyTRADE, operation strategy calculation has wrong results
  • energyTRADE, missing bids for electric boiler in the graph – Ringkøbing
  • energyTRADE, status of only heat producing unit at the beginning of calculation incorrect
  • energyTRADE, no warning when demand not met
  • energyTRADE, In operation from start is not working
  • energyTRADE, Offered bid is running regardless of expected to loose
  • energyTRADE, error when switching days in the table with bids
  • energyTRADE, measuring unit is wrong in calculated day-ahead bid table
  • energyTRADE, error when Solar Photovoltaic used in the model
  • energyTRADE, using Calcstart in start and end storage content gives error on the historic storage content
  • energyTRADE, mismatch between production and bids
  • energyTRADE, table is not updated to next day
  • energyTRADE, Minimum capacity on heat storage causes regulating bids to fail
  • energyTRADE, Opposite sign on elec consuming units for user defined regulating bids
  • energyTRADE, Calculation errors in available capacity in user defined regulating bids

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.7.282

IMPROVEMENTS

  • New Report “Environment monthly”
  • CO2 and PEF intensity calculation
  • CO2 emissions available on fuels and electricity markets
  • CO2 emissions available in the economy
  • New KWK German functions added

 

ERRORS FIXED

  • Report, Wrong figures for process heat in Energy Conversion report
  • Energy conversion unit, solar collector is not producing
  • REGION, Error message after merging two files
  • Operation strategy, when having AccImportedFuel in payment it does not affect the operation strategy
  • Operation strategy, the priority numbers are not updated
  • Operation strategy, process heat consumption is not included in the operation strategy
  • Missing values in Energy conversion, summary
  • MILP, error with simple example
  • MILP, electricity market, the Max Import Capacity is not obeyed
  • MILP, changing from Analytic with a user defined operation strategy to MILP might in some cases causes missing electricity production
  • MILP calculation, cooling storage is charged without cooling production
  • INTERFACE, delimiter when reading file fails
  • Input, in certain case, it is not possible to move payments
  • Input data, red cross is not removed when error is fixed
  • Fuel storage is empty at start of month when calculating in parallel
  • Error in MILP payments when constant term is used in the payment
  • energyTRADE, realized heat rejection shall be shown
  • energyTRADE, fuel graph shall include fuel consumed by traded unit
  • energyTRADE, delivered heat is wrong when being a timeseries function
  • energyTRADE, updating productions graphics drawing issue
  • Report, Energy conversion monthly, summary and compare, missing process heat consumption
  • Report, Energy conversion report, Utilization factor of electrolysis is wrong
  • Report, Compare cash flow, Revenue Payment group loaded into Operation expenditures causes error in report
  • Report, Catalogue of economic assumptions, depreciation and payments schemes are missing
  • Battery, adding a market, the battery is not default connected to the market
  • Analytic calculation, restricted fuel is not complied
  • Switching order of units is not possible in some projects
  • Battery Cycle Counter incorrectly calculated
  • Problems when toggling between MILP and analytic calculation visible tab sheet issue
  • Calculation, Cold store losses not calculated
  • Calculation, Heat Pump error when min capacity selected and kW for electricity and MW for heat
  • Balancing error in the reports with PrivateWire + Battery
  • Production, graphic. Size of tabs selection graphs improved
  • Calculation, Wrong calculation of solar collector when using Kelvin as Temperature drop
  • When deleting a time series /timeseries function with dependencies energyPRO might crash
  • Input, changing unit names is not changed in financial key figures
  • Changing parameters in the wind energy component is not forcing start of a new simulation when clicking on a report
  • Translation issues
  • Reports, minor layout corrections
  • Input, electricity market. Error if field in market restrictions is empty
  • Operation strategy, numerous Formula OK messages when leaving form in some projects
  • energyTRADE, delivered heat is wrong when being a timeseries function
  • Exception happens in time series overview form on some projects
  • External conditions. Index. Future values of a time series are not indexed correct, when timeseries is extended in project identification
  • energyTRADE. Time series function. Incorrect values shown when conversion table used
  • Reports, Wrong peak productions shown when electric stores
  • Input, heat pump. Input data shown as time series incorrect shown in some cases
  • energyTRADE. Ultimo storage content not as desired
  • Input graphical layout. Update problem when changing electricity market
  • COMPARE. Not possible to edit economy key figures in alternatives
  • Input Operation strategy. Slider in operation strategy is not changing the graphic
  • Input, renaming data folders. Illegal characters allowed when renaming
  • Report, production graphic. Possible wrong Y-axis in transmission graph
  • Report, Energy conversion. Collating error concerning process heat in Energy Conversion reports
  • Report, Duration curves. Showing productions as duration curve might cause error
  • COMPARE. Trying to synchronize with reference when data not found in reference cause unhandled error
  • Input, Index. Index graphic is not shown anymore
  • Miscellaneous. Error when simulating in MILP (projects with max allowed priority when calculated with the analytic method)
  • Input data. Show carpet diagram is not working in markets

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT energyPRO 4.6 LICENSES WON’T WORK WITH THIS UPDATE

Changes in energyPRO 4.7.89

ERRORS FIXED

  • MILP, doubled transmission losses
  • Heat pump, wrong measuring unit on graph
  • ECU. Fuel production of restricted fuels not possible without access to storage.
  • MILP, changing from Analytic with a user defined operation strategy to MILP might in some cases causes missing electricity production
  • External conditions. Time series function TSMean. Error when using symbol instead of name is not handled correct
  • Electricity Market not editable on the Operational tab of an ECU
  • Fixed tariffs market: Deleting a line is giving an error
  • Operation strategy. Priorities in operation strategy window not equal to priorities in the report Operation strategy calculation
  • INTERFACE, COMPARE, all alternatives are calculated even though only reports for the reference is specified
  • Changing measuring unit on energy conversion unit does not give recalculation
  • Error when changing between MILP and Analytic when in a Compare alternative
  • New solar collectors / PV are not automatically set to high priority
  • Heat pump diagram is not automatically updated
  • Settings overlapping in user interface
  • Error in using prognosis in MILP
  • Report compare cashflow translation issue -revenues/operation expenditures
  • Payments not included in objective function in MILP
  • energy conversion, monthly report, error in peak imported electricity values
  • MILP simulation error when having cooling demand
  • Energy conversion Units, Fx and test buttons visible when no formulas selected
  • MILP, Process heat demand not met in Region
  • MILP, energy conversion unit with three power curves has wrong result
  • MILP, Market restriction is violated
  • MILP, combination of storage and heat rejection fails
  • Error on edit payments in large project
  • MILP, having more markets, import payments the different markets are added together, when making the MILP calculation
  • MILP, missing option of selected priority in operation strategy
  • MILP, operation strategy, user defined operation strategy shall not be shown
  • Energy conversion unit, Operational, access to fuel storage is missing
  • COMPARE, in alternative, leaving operation strategy by pressing OK makes all units out of sync
  • Financial Key figures, HP and FC functions returns zero
  • Limited fuel restriction and storage is not respected
  • EC and EP payments on battery is not included in operation strategy
  • Errors on acc. and peak payments
  • Report error when market part appears on the top
  • Reports, energy conversion annual, full load hours of wind farm is a factor 1000 too high
  • Error in Catalogue of technical assumptions
  • energy conversion reports, cycle counter is not working
  • Reports, have an error when trying to view a text report in a saved and calculated project
  • Translation issues

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.7.66
IMPROVEMENTS

  • Mixed Integer Linear Programming solver
  • Ability to set maximum electricity export and import values (solver mode)
  • Batteries can be assigned to different electricity markets (solver mode)
  • Utilization, COP and Total efficiency factors in the energy conversion reports
  • Option of using formulas in different fields in solar PV and solar collector
  • Reorganizing and resizing energy conversion unit forms
  • Indexes, adding options of copy and paste

 

ERRORS FIXED

  • Project Identification. Measuring units. Changes settings registered but not applied
  • Online data, Heliosat / SARAH solardata in windPRO and energyPRO should be named the same
  • Heat pump, error in COP and capacity when using different measuring units
  • Heat pump, conversion from previous version fails when capacity is in kW
  • Wind farm. Production is a factor 1000 less than its capacity
  • Solar Collector, having inclination of 0 degree and array shading gives extreme values
  • Solar collector, operation dependent on another unit is not saved
  • Electric stores, Not correctly connected to Electricity market issue
  • Demand, Right click on demands in tree structure allows to add process heat demand when process heat is not enabled
  • Demand, warning of negative values, without having negative values
  • Operation strategy, Changes to the strategy are saved when pressing cancel.
  • Sites, Graphic user interface, heat rejection units have wrong measuring unit
  • Environment, View and cancel environment emissions generates a calculation/recalculation
  • INTERFACE, energyPRO starts minimized after INTERFACE calculation
  • INTERFACE, in text reports with *, it shall be possible to process the value and it shall be possible to use any decimal separator
  • INTERFACE, Year tag in XML files is not working when generating reports
  • INTERFACE, Cashflow annual report is not available
  • INTERFACE, error logging several corrections
  • REGION Adding a unit/demand/Storage by the tree structure in REGION might be placing it in a wrong site
  • Selection of alternatives not registered
  • COMPARE, occasional error when closing energyPRO
  • COMPARE, project identification, not possible to change settings in alternatives
  • When changing operation strategy settings for one unit, others are also out of sync.
  • COMPARE, Synchronization error when Loading data objects with same ID as one of the existing data objects
  • Economy, German payment function “MarktWert” fails under certain conditions
  • Economy, German payment function, “KWK2017_Einspeisung” fails when having annual optimization
  • Economy, German payment functions, PrivateWire_EP_Exported and PrivateWire_EP_CoveringOwnDemand are incorrectly calculated
  • Reports, Export energy conversion, when selecting years as resolution, the first year is copied to the other years
  • Reports, Key financial figures, Present value and IRR are not relevant in a DESIGN or OPERATION calculation
  • Reports, Catalogue of technical and economic assumptions report fails at some cases.
  • Calculation engine, Minimum non operation period is not respected when having start and shutting down time
  • Calculation engine, Missing production, when having accfullloadhours payments and no Transfer storage content between months

 

For information about changes in previous versions please contact energyPRO@emd.dk