2 Different Rates

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Hi all, I need to know if you can model on eQuest with two different rates? If it's possible please explain how to do it thanks.

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I'm assuming that you're asking if it's possible to use multiple utility rates for the same fuel type within a model. If so, the answer is yes.

In order to do so you'll have to follow a few steps. For all of these steps I'm going to assume that you're creating a separate electric meter although the steps would be the same for any other fuel meter.

1. Create a second electric meter (Utility & Economics > Electric Meters > Create Electric Meter...).

2. Assign the meter to the appropriate end-uses in all zones which will be using the secondary utility rate (Air-Side HVAC > Thermal Zone > Meters).

3. Create two utility rates (Utility & Economics > Utility Rates > Create Utility Rate...) and assign the each meter to the appropriate utility rate.

Hopefully that helps.


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