Other prediction drivers - Johnson Controls - LIT-12013036 - OpenBlue Central Utility Plant - OBEM Central Utility Plant Optimization - v2024.Q2

OpenBlue Plant Optimizer Administration and User Guide

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OBEM Central Utility Plant Optimization
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Administration Guide
User Guide
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Use the load prediction driver to upload up to 30 days of hourly data that captures upcoming scheduled occupancy rates, space reservations, and other relevant factors. The other prediction driver input is an index value between 0 and 100 for each hour. This value can be calculated based on the load prediction input sources you want to use to manually calculate the index value. The data uploaded is used to predict more precise forecasts of future cooling, heating, or electric loads that the plant serves. Users need to upload the data at least one week in advance to ensure that all future load predictions over the seven-day horizon account for this load prediction driver. The uploaded data gets equally allocated to all the load coils in the plant.

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To upload data for future load predictions, complete the following steps:


  1. In the navigation bar, click Future Inputs and select Other Prediction Drivers on the left side of the menu.
  2. Click Upload.
  3. In the Upload File (CSV) window, use the Start Date & Time and the End Date & Time calendars to select the start and end dates and times for the CSV file.
    Note: You can upload a maximum of 30 days of hourly data at any one time.
  4. Click Download Template to download the CSV file. Open the CSV file and input values in the Additional Load Prediction factor column. You can only enter values from 0 to 100.
  5. To upload the CSV file, click Find CSV.
  6. Use the text box to enter a reason for the upload.
  7. Click Save to upload the CSV file.

    You can use the Download icon in the top right of the chart to download the generated chart or table.