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  • Dc
    15 Nov 2013 - 14:26 by Dc

    Much of the discussion surrounding green buildings centers around reducing energy use. The term net zero is the platinum standard for green buildings, meaning the building in question does not take any more energy from the utility grid than it produces using renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, or geothermal installations (and sometimes these renewable energy resources actually feed energy back to the utility grid).

    Buildings
  • GrandpasKnob
    13 Aug 2013 - 13:58 by GrandpasKnob

    I think it would be valuable for DOE to consider the creation of a wind technology roadmap as part of their new vision.  In the semiconductor industry, Moore's Law became a self-fulfilling prophecy due to that industry's creation and adherence to a roadmap (see http://www.itrs.net/).  A similar shared vision of the wind-energy future could spur the cross-industry cooperation needed to drive increases in penetration.

  • Rmckeel
    7 May 2013 - 09:16 by Rmckeel

    There are some new page curation options that may benefit the folks at ISU doing utility rate curation and perhaps others around OpenEI doing page reviews.  See a quick video here.  Does it seem like something worth exploring further?

  • Rmckeel
    22 Apr 2013 - 14:55 by Rmckeel

    I'm considering removing the "Show Preview" button, since it does not work (javascript validation issue that could be fixed), and it doesn't make sense.  The reason to remove it would be that this form's output is nearly identical to the form itself.  Showing a preview does not add any value.  Or does it?

    Opening the discussion in case anyone has feedback on it.

    Thanks!

      Ryan

    Utility Rate
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  • Rmckeel
    19 Apr 2013 - 14:44 by Rmckeel

    The folks at Rally are considering options to help build a great energy app for Civic Hacking Day in Boulder, Colorado.  Perhaps we'll get more folks interested?  Here are a few ideas to start the discussion!  Please post comments to this thread to follow up.

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  • Rmckeel
    19 Mar 2013 - 17:30 by Rmckeel

    Good news, everyone!  Changes to the utility rate template or fields cause small updates on all 29K+ utility rates on OpenEI, which takes time to process.  Older versions of mediawiki and semantic mediawiki were not as efficient at handling these.  Preliminary results after changing a field and tweaking job run speeds shows a ~60X improvement in speed.  Changes to utility rates can now be propagated to the entire database in approximately 35 minutes - before it took more than one day.  We are hopeful we will keep seeing various benefits from the upgrade process.

    Utility Rate
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  • Rmckeel
    13 Feb 2013 - 15:28 by Rmckeel

    A few utility rate updates worth noting.  We used to have a limit of 100 for results returned on the utility gateway.  That has been increased, along with a few UI updates.

    Utility Rate
  • Ewilson
    4 Jan 2013 - 09:42 by Ewilson

    I've detected that the following rates all have the improper number of "Max kWh" values (should be one less than the number of charges, since the highest tier is always "all remaining"). This is likely due to users not understanding the meaning of "Max kWh"--often I see things like: "300, 700, 1000" (derived from "first 300, next 700, greater than 1000") which should be entered as "300, 1000". This is why we need checks on input that prevent users from entering this incorrectly.

    Here is the list (my script only checked residential rates):

    Utility Rate
    max kwh, tiers
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  • Ewilson
    3 Jan 2013 - 10:58 by Ewilson

    I tried editing an older rate, and the edit page looks like it isn't appearing correctly:

    http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Data:4481ef61-11a6-4191-9cfe-5e6c92c05564&action=formedit#tab=3._Energy

    Utility Rate
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  • Ewilson
    3 Jan 2013 - 10:57 by Ewilson

    I noticed that a warning appears if you enter text only in the "Max kWh" field. However an entry like "text 1234" does not give a warning. I think it should as we are trying to prevent users from writing "less than X", "greater than Y", etc. and follow the intention of the "Max kWh" field.

    Also there should be a warning if the number of "Max kWh" fields with values is not correct--it should be one less than the number of charge fields with values. There should also be a warning if the "Max kWh" fields do not increase from top to bottom.

    Utility Rate
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