Commercial and Residential Hourly Load Profiles for all TMY3 Locations in the United States

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This dataset contains hourly load profile data for 16 commercial building types (based off the DOE commercial reference building models) and residential buildings (based off the Building America House Simulation Protocols).  This dataset also includes the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) for statistical references of building types by location. Hourly load profiles are available for over all TMY3 locations in the United States here.

Browse files in this dataset, accessible as individual files and as commercial and residential downloadable ZIP files. This dataset is approximately 4.8GiB compressed or 19GiB uncompressed.

July 2nd, 2013 update: Residential High and Low load files have been updated from 366 days in a year for leap years to the more general 365 days in a normal year.

Source Commercial and Residential Reference Building Models
Date Released April 18th, 2013 (12 months ago)
Date Updated July 02nd, 2013 (10 months ago)
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License Open Data Commons Attribution License
Comment Please use the following attribution text per the license terms: 'Commercial and Residential Hourly Load Profiles for all TMY3 Locations in the United States', accessible from http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/961. Developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and made available under the ODC-BY 1.0 Attribution License.
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Clarification on data set by Sousaplex, November 27, 2013 

Is it just me or are the annual usage of the residential figures abnormally high?  The annual consumption for Newark, NJ is as follows:(HIGH, 39086 kWh)(BASE, 24378 kWh)(LOW, 11986 kWh)The low figures are approximately 1000 kWh per month which is not consistent with New Jersey's 691 per month average. Am I misunderstanding the variable descriptions? Is there any supplemental documentation on the variables? Any kind of legend or key?Thanks in advance,Michael Sousa

What is the "typical house" used to simulate residential load profiles?Thank you!

[Note, I actually rated this dataset with 5 stars, but a system bug gives me random stars] Just wanted to mention that the System Advisor Model (SAM) can automatically download building load profiles from this dataset. You will need to download a SAMUL document to do this. It will soon be included in SAM as of the next SAM release, but if you would like to try it out now, let me know and I can send you the SAMUL file (I will try to post it on the SAM website soon).