Changes in energyPRO

Changes in energyPRO 4.6.338

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Modernized Layout of graphs
  • Increased resolution in length of calculation step

ERRORS FIXED

  • Start window. Project examples window is empty after uninstalling another version of energyPRO
  • Calculation engine, units without access to reject heat, are rejecting heat
  • Calculation engine, start cost is calculated wrongly when timestep is less than an hour
  • Translation errors
  • Input data, Operation strategy, no market and minimizing net production cost, fx-buttons are visible
  • Input data, E-cars, battery capacity is reset when opening
  • Input data, power curves in energy conversion units. Changes in formula expressions are not saved when clicking OK.
  • Input data, battery is not working when import payments are not defined as spot market payments
  • Input data, operation strategy, priority number calculation takes long time when heat pump is included
  • Input data, electric heat pump, error in formula makes it impossible to open the heat pump again
  • Input data, missing warning when max number of alternatives is reached
  • Input data, operation strategy, error when entering operation strategy to connect CHP to electricity market
  • Input data, annual key figures, missing functions in list of function
  • Input data, the function Cycles in Batteries is translated into Danish and German
  • Input data, text is overlapping in some windows
  • Input data, when deleting the chosen data in time series and pasting new data, the deleted data is pasted as well
  • Miscellaneous, Thermal storage losses fails when storage ambient temperature is a time series
  • Input data, Economy. Annual key figures. Double-click on formula field deletes the entered formula
  • Miscellaneous, COMPARE, when calculating more years, the Calculate buttons does not work
  • Miscellaneous, Registration problems, module description file not always installed
  • Input data, problem with loading online ERA5 data from server
  • Input data, access violation after renaming unit containing “_”
  • Miscellaneous, OPERATION, not room for entire text in Fuel storage content
  • Miscellaneous, Calculation. Draft calculation. When no changes have been made, a re-calculation should not be necessary
  • Miscellaneous, not possible to load projects from 2010 or earlier
  • Reports, production, graphic, wrong unit at fuel Y-axis
  • Reports, tools. Export energy conversion. Electricity import and export amounts do not add up.
  • Reports, INTERFACE, Project report as text file is empty
  • Reports, INTERFACE, electricity and cooling duration curves are wrong.
  • Reports, INTERFACE, compare text reports are empty
  • Reports, COMPARE cash flow report gives wrong results
  • Reports, INTERFACE, Reports, decimal separator is always dot
  • Reports, Duration curve for electricity and cooling is not resizing

 

OTHER

Lithuanian and Polish language support discontinued

Changes in energyPRO 4.6.81

IMPROVEMENTS

  • energyPRO now as 64 bit version. Solving memory limitations.
  • German CHP law. Some improvements and clarifications
  • Energy conversion units, heat pump. New specification options. Minimum electric capacity, Heat restriction output and cut off when below specified temperature
  • Reports, Annual cash flow report in FINANCE module
  • Tools, draft comparison of key financial figures
  • Input data, formula fields. Generalized and double clicking option for invoking formula composer added
  • Menus. Menus and menu bar is reorganized. Improved logic, some modernization, eased access to main features and hints.
  • Energy stores, battery. Battery cycle counter

ERRORS FIXED

  • Start window. Project examples window is empty after uninstalling other version of energyPRO
  • Input data. Time series functions, Error in TSMean function
  • Input data. Time series/ time series functions, When changing the symbol name of a time series or time series function, it is not updated all the places it is being used
  • Input data. External conditions. Online time series are named using “-” when position is west of Greenwich or south of equator. “-” cause problem when interpreting formulas.
  • Input data. time series functions. Missing warning when time series function is referring to itself (circular reference)
  • Input data, Indexes. Paste problem when using thousand separators.
  • Input data, Heat exchanger. It is possible to choose fuel
  • Input data, transmissions. Transmission capacity as graphic is not correct
  • Input data, transmissions. When changing the capacity of the heat transmission between two sites, energyPRO does not perform a re-calculation even though it is needed.
  • Input data, fuel storage, max utilizable content is not initialized to zero
  • Input data. Electricity markets. When copying a market, the payments which concerned the original market is now adjusted so they concern the copied market
  • Input data. Electricity markets. No error or warning when using “-” in element in fixed tariff market
  • Input data, payments. When a payment is designed incorrectly, it is not possible to select “Production unit” in the drop-down menu under “Payment Concerns”.
  • Input data. External conditions. Online data at Greenwich fails due to zero in Longitude
  • Input data, Demands. Fixed profile of demand not updated in “As graphics”
  • Input data, Operation strategy. Error when trying to open operation strategy, when having no payments and formulas in power curves
  • Input data, Operation strategy. Out of range error when no payments exist in automatic calculation strategy
  • Input data, fuel. No warning when there is an error in the formula for offered fuel. Instead energyPRO shuts down
  • Input data, transmissions. Power units not saved
  • Input data. Investment and financing, depreciations. user defined, Access violating when trying to edit
  • Input data, flat solar panels. Incidence angle modifier in flat plate solar collector. Graphical updating problem
  • Input data. Operation strategy. German CHP law, operation strategy window and report fail when using functions with (spot>0)
  • Input data, Payments. The argument “All Periods” is localized in the function field: “ImportedElectricity” and “ExportedElectricity”. This results in an error when defining a payment using the dropdown functionality in payments.
  • Sites and Sites overview. Graphics is getting bigger and bigger
  • Error when clicking Print icon after loading data
  • Input data, Time series, time series functions and demands. When copying an object with a symbol name the symbol name is duplicated and not unique
  • Formulas. Not able to read project files with symbols that are already reserved in the formula interpreter e.g “ta” and “tb”
  • Calculation. Process heat unit consuming heat has zero in Max allowed priority number
  • Compare, synchronization issues
  • Calculation. Absorption chillers. Access violation when using process heat in production
  • Compare. Synchronization problem after saving
  • Calculation. Heat pump has many hours of operation when no heat production
  • Sites. When loading an energyPRO project, the electricity connections might not be drawn correctly
  • Time series overview. Division by zero unhandled
  • Time series overview. Symbol names are not updated in the depending functions
  • Timeseries overview. Access violation when reentering time series overview form after shown as graphic
  • Timeseries overview, Occasional access violation when entering time series selection checkboxes
  • Report, Catalogue of technical assumptions. Energy production units may have incorrect units.
  • Reports, Catalogue of technical assumptions, Heat pump is missing page break
  • Reports, Catalogue of econocial assumptions. Error when euro sign is used as currency.

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.5.358

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved calculation of electricity units, including electric stores, such as batteries and hydro pumped storages
  • Demo mode. It is now possible to shift from an unregistered module to a registered module and save the project
  • Introduction window when starting energyPRO in demo mode
  • GDPR, energyPRO is now in compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, you will be informed about the personal data energyPRO collects
  • Coverage of electricity consumption. When enabling prioritizing of electricity demands for the German CHP law, the report Energy conversion, annual contains a table with coverage of the electricity consumption
  • Existing German CHP law functions are renamed and new functions are made

ERRORS FIXED

  • COMPARE, synchronization issue. Occasional missing correspondence between selected alternative and invoked report
  • COMPARE, synchronization issue. Saving payment group and loading it again cause synchronizing problem in compare reports
  • Translation issues fixed (German).
  • Status windows less aggressive, allow other programs to be on top
  • Input data. Occasional error when deleting last item in group. For instance, the last energy production unit.
  • Input, indexes. When updating indexes, time series are not automatically updated
  • Energy Conversion Units. Deleting an energy unit which another production unit is dependent on cause error.
  • Energy Conversion Units. CHP with zero electric cap in power curve, causes error when calculating priorities.
  • Reports. Environment. Unintended column removed.
  • Reports. Environment. Error when no element in last emission group
  • INTERFACE, production, graphic report. Error when calculation has more years and no year index specified, but graph start time and end time specified.
  • Calculation. Minor correction when having both energy producing and energy consuming units.
  • Production, graphic. Priority Graph. Used priority is some cases not correctly
  • COMPARE, data import issues fixed
  • COMPARE, synchronization issues fixed
  • COMPARE. Changes in comments in the Reference are not updated in the alternatives
  • COMPARE. Changes in Reference is not reflected in alternatives
  • COMPARE. Synchronization of alternatives, Error message shown in alternatives when error is already fixed in reference
  • External conditions, online data. It is possible to write in description/data information field in online data selection window
  • External conditions. Online data – uninitialized or missing values in time series when importing CFSR2 data might occur
  • External conditions. Online map is not working well, performance issues
  • External conditions. Memory leak related to time series
  • External conditions. Hints in time series shown as duration curves. Hints show date and not number of hours
  • External conditions, online data. Occasional error when double-clicking on ERA5 data point in online data window.
  • Sites. Error when loading a project into an open project as a site
  • Fuels. Loading project with formulas used for modeling fuels might cause error.
  • Demands. Occasional force recalculation of project when leaving demand without any changes made to demand
  • Demands. Restricted season. Problem using US date settings
  • Demands. Shift between demands might be very time consuming
  • Economy. Misleading menu item “Overview” in economy removed
  • Demands. Pressing “as graphics” in fixed profile of electricity demand causes error
  • Energy Conversion Units, Solar. Data Shown as time series. Diffuse radiation might be shown, when aggregated is selected.
  • Energy conversion unit, solar collector, as graphic, a diffuse radiation might be shown, when aggregated is selected.
  • Energy Conversion Units, Non-availability periods. Possible to select Checkbox even when not clicking on it.
  • Energy Conversion Units, Evacuated tube solar collector. Column missing in Incidence angle modifier table (not possible to add)
  • Storage, when functions in storage calculation e.g. “Tb” is used as symbol name in e.g. a time series it cause an error, but no warning is raised
  • Storage. Right-clicking a storage in the Input data does not give a menu
  • Storages. Half hidden unused button removed
  • Storages. Stores cannot be moved to another site
  • Electricity markets, Fixed tariff. Periods name having trailing space characters cause error when used in economy
  • Electricity markets, Fixed tariff. Holidays in Fixed tariffs excluded when included is selected and visa versa
  • Operation strategy. Calculation report graphics might be different from representation in Operation strategy window.
  • Operation strategy. Absorption Chiller, error when there is not any payment lines related to the absorption chiller and automatic operation strategy calculation is selected
  • Operation strategy. Exception when empty cells are present in Consumption Strategy
  • Operation strategy. Missing time series symbols in f(x) window at Consumption Strategy
  • Operation strategy. Problem when symbol names contains ‘high’ or ‘low’ e.g. ‘Slow’
  • Operation strategy. User defined operation strategy on energy conversion unit might be changed during calculation if dependent on other production unit
  • Operation strategy. With private wire calculation, exported values are shown even if “covering own demand” is checked
  • Operation strategy. Wrong unit [xxx/MWh-Heat] in Net Cooling Production Cost, should be [xxx/MWh-cooling]
  • Environment. Time series in formula makes emission return zero
  • Payments, DummyPeriodName might be shown in list of functions
  • Payments. Not always possible to select tariff periods in payment regarding EP(UNIT;PERIOD) function
  • Payments. Not possible to select tariff period in certain payments
  • Financing. Update problems concerning grants
  • List of functions window, some corrections
  • Calculation engine, block closure error
  • Miscellaneous. Main menu, tools. Exception when trying to generate temperature time series. Weather tool is now removed from energyPRO
  • Miscellaneous, start screen not always visible when starting energyPRO
  • Reports, catalogue of technical assumptions, Max. heat capacity is missing
  • Reports, catalogue of technical assumptions, units of emissions are wrong
  • Reports, COMPARE reports are still visible when all alternatives are deleted
  • Reports. Energy conversion, annual, cooling productions are aligned to the left instead of to the right
  • Reports, Compare energy conversion report. Transmissions are wrong/missing
  • Reports, Compare cash flow, error in Investments (Initialization of sums)
  • Reports, Compare energy conversion, error when no electricity markets are present in project
  • Reports, Catalogue of technical assumptions and Catalogue of economic assumptions minor corrections regarding page shifts and others
  • Reports, Operation strategy calculation report, missing calc when covering own electricity demand
  • Production, graphic. Possible graphical error in fuel storage graph when having more fuels
  • Electricity markets, Fixed tariff. Holidays excluded when included is selected and visa versa
  • General. Economy report setup. Setup window is too small
  • General. Economy report setup. Payments cannot be shown as in the folder structure
  • Reports, Graphical Result. Stacking problem consumptions
  • Operation strategy. Some changed not updated when having multiple markets
  • Operation strategy calculation report. Not showing calculation covering own demand when fixed tariff selected
  • energyTRADE, when on energyPRO tab, COMPARE tabs shall not be visible
  • INTERFACE. If more than one report is saved as pdf, files are unintentional overwritten.

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.5.179

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Process driven absorption chiller, the operation strategy calculation includes the combined capacities of heat and process heat

ERRORS FIXED

  • Report, energy conversion annual. Offered fuel is in some cases incorrect
  • Input payments. Amount stated as time timeseries might give incorrect values when used in operation strategy.
  • Solar, calculation. Calculation error in areas with midnight sun
  • Taxation, minor corrections
  • Taxation, function named Year changed to FiscalYear
  • Miscellaneous. Saving problem. Saving exported energy conversion as csv-file gives error message
  • Investments. Not able to read investments with user defined depreciations
  • Storages. In OPERATION start and end storages content is not initialized with 0 values
  • Demand. Incorrect values when “extended time series before and after planning period set” in Project identification under Advanced
  • Activation. German substituted by Danish and vice versa
  • Operation strategy. Occasional initialization problem
  • Input data. Missing Check when trying to name/rename demand, fuel, etc. to a reserved formula expression
  • Export energy conversion fails, when having more years
  • Project report, COMPARE, Discounted payback period graph is not printed on horizontal paper and header is wrong
  • Report, emission report is missing units the last years

Changes in energyPRO 4.5.161

IMPROVEMENTS

  • COMPARE. New module. Now possible to compare alternatives within the same project, includes overview window and a number of new reports:
    • Compare energy conversion
    • Compare cash flow
    • Compare income statement (FINANCE Module only)
    • Compare key financial figures (FINANCE Module only)
    • Net present value, graphic (FINANCE Module only)
    • Discounted payback period, graphic (FINANCE Module only)
    • Internal rate of return, graphic (FINANCE Module only)
  • Online data. New dataset available, ERA5 surface data. The data originates from EU funded project Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and delivered by ECMWF
  • Online data. New improved online map viewer
  • Start window. New start window with quick access to examples, most recent used files and folders and online information concerning energyPRO
  • Charts. Zoom option improved and available in most graphs
  • Charts. New control bar with fixed options
  • Charts. Shown as duration curve options available to most graphs
  • Setup. New skins available for customizing energyPRO´s visual appearance
  • Calculation/Input data. Automatic calculated operation strategy when having process heat made possible

ERRORS FIXED

  • Report, Energy conversion, annual. Layout problems. Energy balance not shown in sites with no energy units
  • Operation strategy. Entered input in Consumption strategy is lost (user defined strategy) when leaving window
  • Input, demands. No check for negative demands.
  • Input, energy units. Zero not added to cooling production when adding a power curve in Absorption Chiller
  • Report, key financial figures. Wrong internal rate of return(IRR) when rate is negative.
  • Input, demand. Deleted external timeseries used in demand might erroneous be used in graphics viewed within demand window.
  • Input, demand. Restricted season functionality problems
  • Input, payments. Index selection in payments is not saved (problem with more indexes)
  • Calculation. Output consuming unit is started when its Max Allowed Priority number is below the priority of the output producing unit
  • Input, demand. Using ED, HD, CD as symbol shall not be allowed (is restricted names used in formula interpretation)
  • Calculation, battery. Problem when parallel processing
  • Input, demand. Copying a fixed profile, the daily/weekly info is lost when pasting
  • Input payments, fuels. Price per unit has wrong unit
  • Calculation, priorities. Elec sale not always correct when having single tariff market
  • Input, electricity market. When loading a market, the tariff names shall be renamed if already present in project file
  • Input Fuels. Fuels restricted in period. In calculation, the restriction is erroneous only applied in the last year of calculation.
  • INTERFACE. Time series files are not imported when datetime are separated (imported as text/csv file)
  • Bottom bar is missing in Production, graphic when “Blue” are selected as look and feel skin in energyPRO setup
  • Report, operation strategy. Indentation problems
  • Export energy conversion, Inlet and Outlet on battery is zero, when resolution is month or year
  • Report, Cash flow, graphic or Financial key figures. Occasional crash errors in finance/accounts module due to initialization problem
  • Report, duration curve. Duration curves. Units not used shall not be present in legend
  • Export energy conversion, save as file fails if file already exists
  • Calculation. Memory consumption build when calling calculation engine
  • Calculating evacuated tube solar collector, incidence angles are wrong when orientation differs from south

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.371

ERRORS FIXED

  • Online Data, updated to view Google Maps correct.
  • Index selection reset when entering payment

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.367

ERROR FIXED

  • Input, editing payments including electricity causes error
  • Misc. the colour of energy conversion unit is not fixed, changes by its own
  • Input, changing fuel, market or energy conversion unit does not give a recalculation
  • Calculation possible when having red cross
  • Input, error when loss in thermal store depends on outdoor temperature as a time series

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.365

  • Input, changing fuel, market or energy conversion unit does not give a recalculation
  • Calculation possible when having red cross
  • Input, error when loss in thermal store depends on outdoor temperature as a time series

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.364

IMPROVEMENTS

  • More memory allocated to energyPRO. Increased from 2 GB to 3 GB 32-bit windows environment and 4 GB in 64-bit windows environment

ERRORS FIXED

  • Misc., unnecessary recalculation in some situations
  • Misc., recalculation caused by payment issues
  • Misc., when opening a project from the MRU list under Files, the already opened project inherits the name from this project
  • REGION, problem with transmitting possible production
  • Input, Operation restricted to period contained when shifting from FINANCE/ACCOUNTS to DESIGN/OPERATION
  • Calculation, error when having both starting time and minimum operation time
  • Input, storage, error when using heat storage variables in heat loss formula
  • Input, demand, when shifting from fixed to calculated, the dependent and independent demand factors are zero
  • Input, Non availability periods, error with Feb. 29, when not having leap year
  • Reports, emission report fails
  • Calculation, PapFuel(0) makes the calculation fail
  • Input, Operation in fixed periods enabled makes unit with Operation in fixed periods disabled operate in fixed periods
  • Input, no warning when giving an object a name already used as site name
  • Calculation, private wire, heat rejection allowed with negative NPO, but heat is rejected also with positive NPO.
  • Reports, economic reports inherit the amounts setting from the environmental reports
  • Reports, Transmission section is missing in the Catalogue of Technical Assumptions
  • Input, Production already planned expressions are missing in List of functions
  • Input, change of color in Visual properties is not reflected in Production, graphic
  • Input, fx-check button does not work in Consumption strategy-window
  • Operation strategy, with different market types and user defined operation strategy adding new unit can cause error
  • Wind turbine, changes in power curve may give different and wrong results

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.340

ERRORS FIXED

  • When reading a project, it might wrongly tell it is calculated. Occur when a file is calculated and then modified before saving
  • Unit with minimum operation period is not producing in the first hours of the optimization period.
  • Situations where units not allowed to transmit do it anyway
  • Input, time series. Time series are not automatically extended to cover planning period when number of years are increased in FINANCE or ACCOUNTS modules.
  • Input, Time series functions. Copy data to clipboard does not work in time series functions
  • Time series. Copy time series with monthly indexes. Problem when original time series do not have time stamps at time when index is changed.
  • Economy, Payments, when projects have more markets, payments concerning all markets fail.
  • Input, time series. “Used-in”-functionality minor correction.
  • Input, Time series. Time series with different time zone is converted in wrong time direction.
  • Operation strategy, auto calculated day-ahead market. Too many sliders and not all active sliders affect the curve.
  • Demands, carpets. Wrongly Shows message “No data found in time series” before showing the carpet plot.
  • Input, Time series function, error when showing carpets.
  • Input, Time series, carpet in time series period is showing the planning period.
  • Input, Demands. As graphic in specified year shows the planning period instead of specified year.
  • Index, graph, having error when cursor hits the right edge of the graph.
  • Report, Assumption technical. Time series show average value as zero if only one value in the actual time series.
  • Report, Production graphic. Minor corrections in showing values (occasional off set problems).
  • Report Production, graphic, curve has an offset
  • Input, non-availability periods. Minor correction if weekly selected.
  • Input, times series functions. Location on time series function is not saved.
  • INTERFACE, Time series function values are not updated before calculation
  • Reports: Financial Key Figures and Cash flow, graphic error. Related to an internal rate of return problem

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.320

IMPROVEMENTS

  • New time series overview table and option of displaying multiple series in one graph
  • Input, general. More user-friendly formula editing (fx button)
  • Input, Fuels. Offered fuel can be set as formula
  • Calculation. Improved operation of electric store
  • Calculation. More intelligent operation of unit without access to storage
  • Economy. Option of specifying individual production units in the Quality Index function (UK function)
  • Production, graphic. Fuel stores available on dropdown list
  • Economy payments. “Month” function renamed to “IfMonth”

ERRORS FIXED

  • Input, Project Identification. Changing from OPERATION to FINANCE or ACCOUNTS gave zero years in planning period
  • Input, Time series function. Time series function, (_+1/24) did not work properly
  • Input, Input fuels advanced. When Canceling editing of time series and returning to monthly data the monthly values were lost
  • Input fuels advanced. shift from monthly values to time series, cancel, you could not do it again
  • Input, Time series, import online data. Time series were not updated in planning period
  • INTERFACE, graphic reports did not have fixed resolution in energyPRO 4.4
  • Calculation. Project with automatic calculation strategy and no payment lines was crashing when calculated
  • Calculation, Stores. Electric store did not operate on an electric marked defined as a unit tariff
  • General, Help menu. The link to Tutorials (Online) was not working
  • Calculation, Thermal stores. Losses was calculated even when outside operation period.
  • Input, Energy conversion units, Operation in fixed periods. Non operation period should be equal to operation period.
  • Input, External conditions. Missing warning when loading a time series with illegal character
  • Input, Demands. Demands using time series function might not be calculated correctly
  • Report, Economic assumptions. Units missing in Catalogue of Economic Assumptions
  • Input, External conditions, time series. Selected time zone not shown correctly, when read from saved project
  • Input data, energy units. “Operation dependent on other unit” setting was not transferred from energyPRO version 4.3 to 4.4
  • Reports, economic. Indentation problem concerning payment names and payment groups
  • General, Ctrl-C for closing project should be changed to Ctrl-Alt-C
  • Input, Time series. Online data, CFSR humidity time series shall have the symbol SH
  • Input, Heat pump. Strange COP value when high mean temperature was lower than low mean temperature
  • Input, Operation strategy. Deleting Electricity demand, when in Island operation, shall disable Island operation

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.238

ERRORS FIXED

  • Missing German translations (mainly concerning Heat Pump)
  • Calculation, Minor corrections

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.233

IMPROVEMENTS

  • German CHP law included in operation strategy
  • Input, time series and time series functions. Export to clipboard button option added in planning period
  • Reports, Production Graphic. Priority graphs improved in private wire calculations
  • Calculation, Private wire calculations improved
  • Heat pump, To and From temperatures can be the same

ERRORS FIXED

  • Tool, export energy conversion. Header tabulator problem in storage content
  • Tool, export energy conversion. Some data are not correct when having more years and resolution is one hour or smaller
  • Input, Demands: “Demand from” and “Demand to” year with two digits problem when year exceeds 2029. “yy” = 30 becomes 1930
  • Input, project identification. Report initialization problem when changing module (rare situation when going to DESIGN module coming from INVEST or ACCOUNTS
  • Input and reports. Unintentionally Scrolling in Carpets view possible
  • Input, time series, time series function. Updates in situations, when no changes are made
  • Calculation, solar units. Production in wrong periods in rare situations
  • Input, demands, time cycle. Time cycle defined by zero values only causes error
  • Non availability periods. When using yearly and defining a whole year end time is not saved
  • Input, storages. Battery is not producing
  • Converting projects prior to 4.4. The function Heatrejection(SITE) fails when not in English, causing error when converting project
  • Input, production unit. Initialization problem. Pap-function in the power curve and a non availability period starting at start of month
  • + changes/improvements in calculation methods

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.185

ERRORS FIXED

  • Input Graphical User interface, REGION, Names of transmission instead of name of sites
  • Automatic operation strategy fails when no payments are associated with the electricity demand/production
  • Input, general. When pressing Ctrl-C without having marked a suitable entry, you don’t have the option of Cancel
  • Input, general. When renaming an illegal name, you are told that the illegal name is wrong
  • Input, general. When a project has been saved with a different name, it shall no longer be in Read only
  • Input, general. Demo mode, when changing a project to a licensed module, energyPRO shall go into user mode
  • Input Payments. German payment function, ManagementPR gives wrong result (last two parameters was reversed)
  • Input time series. energyPRO stop working if you load a time series with the same name as a time series function
  • Input, when having electricity demand  the Operation strategy is wrong
  • Input, general. Electricity demand connected to wrong market when converting old projects
  • Missing red cross, when using symbol instead of name in functions
  • Reports, Production graphic sometimes displaced in window or even outside window
  • Input payments. In Danish. Illegal default market name. (Day-ahead does not work, since character “-“ is not allowed in names
  • Input strategy. Operation strategy. Part of windows hidden sometimes. Scrollbar issue e.g. when changing between the heat production cost tab and energy unit setup
  • Input data, time series graphs. selecting 0 days result in error message
  • Input Demands. When returning from time series to wizard, the form is missing objects
  • Input, general. Decimal separator issue. Decimal separator might change during calculation
  • Calculation. REGION, when transmission allowed only in one direction, you will in some projects see transmission both ways
  • Calculation, more years in parallel, occasional error

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.173

ERRORS FIXED

  • Input Payments. Electricity Demand payment formula are not generated correct when having more electricity demands
  • Input Electricity market. Error occur when the name of the electricity market includes special characters like “ä”
  • Input Payments. German Managementprämie function does not work
  • Reports, operation income. Units are missing in report
  • Input energy Unit, heat pump. It is not possible to copy a heat pump
  • Calculations, error in minimum operation period causes program to fail
  • Input. Not standard window short date settings like dd/mmm/yyyy not supported
  • Input, heat transmission line can be added to wrong locations

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.169

ERRORS FIXED

  • General. energyPRO data. Database folder is missing
  • General. “Save as” is not always saving the project file in its original folder
  • General. Projects open as calculated (program header) even in situation, where it is not the case
  • Calculation. Boiler without access to storages is using the storage
  • Input. Time series functions. Returning zero in years following first year in calculation
  • Input. Time series. Recalculation missing when changing a time series from Daily basis to Weekly basis
  • Input. Index update problem, slow and occasional causing error
  • Input. Production unit. Some Danish names “KV-enhed” and “El-kedel” cause problems when used in economy payments (illegal character ‘-‘)
  • Input. Operation strategy. Situation might occur where strategy is not calculated, resulting in zero values
  • Input, Operation strategy. Operation strategy window cannot be opened if “enabling prioritizing of electricity demands for the German CHP law” is checked in Project identification window
  • Input. Formula interpretation. Numbers with no leading zero fails (e.g. ,0 instead of 0,5 causes error). No leading zero is now allowed
  • Input. Productions unit. Adding unit is not possible in some situations, where an existing unit has the default unit name

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.163

ERRORS FIXED

  • Input, Time series function. Recursive references in time series functions were not handled correct
  • Input, Time series/time series functions. energyPRO did not update dependent time series functions, when a time series function is changed
  • Input, Economy. Changing inflation index (in main economy window) did not force recalculation
  • Input, production unit. Deleting an production unit did not create red crosses at belonging payments
  • Input, production unit. Electric Heat Pump, heat capacity was wrong when electrical capacity was in kW
  • Input, production unit. Electric Heat Pump, change in Electrical Capacity unit was not changing Max. Heat Capacity unit
  • Input, Offset in date-time references not respected when used in functions
  • Input, Show as Graphic. Occasional range check error when showing hint
  • Input, Show as Graphic. Occasional Axis error when calculating axis. “Axis minimum values must be <= maximum”

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.161

ERRORS FIXED

  • Input, Electricity market. Error when showing Unit tariff as graphic
  • Input, Electricity market. Fixed tariff. Error when having empty tariff name in the tariff element name table.
  • Input, Production unit. Electric Heat pump. Error when pressing to view graphics with no valid data added (division by zero)
  • Installation. energyPRO on a new computer is missing icons on project files (epp extension)
  • Input, Economy.  Missing Inflation Index warning when having index error in payments
  • Input Demands, Wrong demand might be accessed when calculating economy
  • Input, Operation strategy. Choosing operation strategy in an empty project invokes an error.
  • Minor translation issues corrected
  • Reports, Carpets. Electricity consuming unit not always present

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.4.156

IMPROVEMENTS

  • New electric heat pump, with automatic calculation of capacities depending on temperature settings
  • New financial functions included, enabling simulation of the new German CHP law
  • Improved use of the computers multiple cores, when making calculations
  • New formula interpreter, with a number of new functions
  • Graphics on all energy conversion units. All Graphics in separate windows
  • Defining minimum NON operation period (in the previous versions of energyPRO it has been equal to the minimum operation period)
  • When exporting energy conversion, you can now select all resolutions, no matter which modules you have activate
  • Option of selecting more units in Operation dependent on other unit
  • On time series and time series functions there is shortcuts to the items, where the time series or time series function is used
  • In Power2Hydrogen work package 3 the energyPRO energy systems analysis tool is further developed with facilities to simulate hydrogen production plants participating in both wholesale markets and in the balancing markets. The final report can be seen here

ERRORS FIXED

  • Input, Demands. Demand graphical not only showing planning period
  • Input, Transmissions. Error in handling Loss-formula in Transmission
  • Input, Time series. Time series graphical not always showing whole planning period
  • Calculation. Markets with Gate Closures, Storage overflow problem
  • Reports, Production Graphic. Wrong graph hidden when selecting production graphs
  • Reports, Catalogue of Technical Assumptions, Min and Max values of demands are wrong when having more years
  • Calculation. Tri-generation, absorption chiller is consuming heat, which is not available
  • Reports Production graphic. Colors of the graph changes when printing the report
  • Report, Operation Strategy calculation – All results are zeros in some cases where no markets are added
  • Report, Energy conversion. REGION, Text error. Shall be Sent from instead of Received from
  • Reports. Energy conversion. Missing operation hours and starts on units without outputs
  • Input, Operation strategy. Operation strategy, calculated priority returned zero for solar collectors
  • Reports, Energy conversion, Max. heat demand is shown as zero or a very small negative number
  • Fuels, minor issues when showing restricted fuels as graphic
  • Reports, Production Graphic. EnergyPRO might crash when repeatedly changing Site
  • Calculation. OPERATION. Wrong result when calculating across month shift and end of period is not at midnight
  • Input. Operation strategy. Error when absorption chiller has load curve values with zero
  • Input Operation strategy. Showing sliders with time series not effecting the operation strategy, when having solar collector, PVs or wind turbines
  • Input Energy conversion units, Non Availability periods have in some cases an offset of one hour
  • Input, Demands. Heat demand formula not immediately updated when the annual demand or unit are selected
  • Input Operation strategy. Previously deleted markets cause problems in some cases. Hindering operation strategy calculation
  • Input time series. Two time series with same Symbol, makes energyPRO collapse
  • Input operation strategy. Visibility problems concerning input producing production units
  • Input, Demands. Case sensitive problem when pasting fixed weekly profile
  • Calculation. Photovoltaic. PV has production at night
  • Calculation engine, model with hydro pumping station exports and imports electricity without having a market
  • Calculation engine, more process heat is used than available
  • Production, graphic. Process heat demand included in fuel consumption curve
  • Input. Minor corrections in List of functions window
  • Input. Non availability periods, Yearly, fails if date of end time is before date of start time
  • Input. Time series. Renaming symbol-name in time series changes other symbol-names which include a part of this name
  • Report Energy conversion. Wrong aggregation of elec. demand in tariff periods
  • Input Production units. Power curves, having more lines making formulas returning zero
  • Reports, Export energy conversion, produced fuel was missing
  • Input Production units. When changing a boiler to chp it shall automatic be connected to the first market
  • Calculation engine. Strange drop in storage content

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.3.155

ERRORS FIXED

  • General. Automatic notification when a new energyPRO update is available doesn’t work
  • Input. Operation strategy. Priorities not calculated in all time steps when having solar or wind power production and fixed tariffs
  • Input. Fixed tariffs market. Missing warning when using illegal signs in Tariff element name
  • Input. Fixed tariffs market. When leaving an empty tariff element name  an error message is missing
  • Input. Operation strategy, Heat rejection. Units not producing heat shall not appear on the list of heat rejection allowed
  • Input. Operation strategy, user setting axis can result in empty graph
  • Input. Input data, time series. When the first value in the time series starts at a different minute than 0, the average values were wrong
  • Input. Time series, under certain circumstances the symbol is replaced by the symbol of a heat demand
  • Input. Operation strategy, Net Cooling Production Cost, scrollbar is missing on table with electric chillers
  • Input. Demands, Demand graphical is not only showing planning period
  • Input. Error in handling Loss-formula in Transmission when testing formula with the fx-button
  • Input. Demand as time series. Time series graphical not showing whole planning period.
  • Input. Operation strategy, calculated priority returned zero for solar collectors.
  • Input. Fuels, if shown as time series carpets button does not work
  • Reports. Production graphic. In some cases, the initial values of priorities were wrong
  • Reports. Production graphic. Wrong graph removed when deselecting production graphs
  • Reports. Production graphic. energyPRO might crashes when changing Site.
  • Reports. Energy conversion, annual, in projects using REGION text is changed from “Received from ..” to “Send from ..”
  • Reports. Catalogue of Technical Assumptions, Min and Max values of demands were wrong when having more years calculation
  • Calculation engine. Heat rejection failed in some situations when having more sites
  • Calculation engine. On a unit tariff the thermal store shall be empty before heat producing unit is started
  • Calculation engine.  Markets with Gate Closures. When having both upwards and downwards regulation in the same time step, storage overflow could happen

 

Changes in energyPRO 4.3.132

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Fixed tariff market. Holidays can be set to Always. Now holidays outside the selected weekdays will be included
  • Test-Button and f(x) button homogenized with rest of energyPRO
  • Private wire, minor improvements/corrections

ERRORS FIXED

  • User interface. “Calculated” in header do not disappear after making change in input data
  • energyPRO gives a warning that the electricity demand is not met even though it is fully covered from own production and import from an electricity market
  • Production Unit/Calculation. Adding non-availability period on a heat pump does not give the same result as the same model without a heat pump
  • Graph window not updated when switching from annual increase to Index
  • Finance, payment delayed, validation of date fields failed
  • Demo mode. When opening a project using FINANCE, ACCOUNTS or OPERATION without having access to these modules energyPRO failed to open projects in Demo version
  • Reports, in some cases, recalculation happens when opening operation strategy or certain demands
  • Operation strategy. Setting electric chillers to High priority gave in some situations error when re-entering the operation strategy
  • Reports, Production graphic. When an energy conversion unit is not available the priority graph shall not show its priority number.
  • External conditions. Entering holidays manually gave an error
  • Calculation engine. Unit is operating in periods with no priority when minimum operation time is equal to period
  • Calculation can be slow, when having no connections between sites
  • Time series used in demands are moved on weekly basis, also when the time series are stated to be moved on daily basis
  • Time series, extension errors when first value not at midnight
  • Input data, Financing. The amortisation table was empty
  • A year to much is visible in the depreciation table
  • Non availability periods. When disabling Non availability periods, the settings were not cleared from the data structure
  • Operation strategy. Errors when user defined formula fields is left empty
  • Demands, show graphic axis handling problem (Axis must be >= Minimum)
  • Fixed Tariffs, not able to view graphics and setup time steps for tariffs
  • Operation strategy. In some situations with more markets it is not possible to select a different market
  • Reports, Production, graphic. When shifting between sites with and without storages, the storage graph was lost
  • Export energy conversion. Error in some situations, when having transmission and using hourly or shorter resolution
  • Report Economy key figures. Key figures calculation error if operation module is selected

 

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