BEDES Dictionary

Version 2.3

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Controls and Operations
Term Term Definition Lists Unit of Measure
Schedule Period Begin Day

The day when this schedule period takes effect.

Day
Schedule Period Begin Month

The month when this schedule period takes effect.

Month
Schedule Period End Day

The day when this schedule period ends.

Day
Schedule Period End Month

The month when this schedule period ends.

Month
Sensor Type

Physical property measured by the sensor.

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Setpoint

The single target value for a setpoint that does not include a range.

Dependent on Qualifier
Setpoint High

The highest allowed range in setpoint. If there is no range, then the low and high setpoints are the same.

Dependent on Qualifier
Setpoint Low

The lowest allowed range in setpoint. If there is no range, then the low and high setpoints are the same.

Dependent on Qualifier
Setpoint Setting Condition

Setpoint settings conditions that apply to this setpoint.

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Setpoint Type

Setpoint type that this control systems adheres to.

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Generation and Storage Equipment
Term Term Definition Lists Unit of Measure
Energy Generation Technology

Technology utilized on the premises to generate non-purchased energy, including renewable energy that is passively collected. This includes energy collected from the environment such as air, water, or ground-source heat pump systems. Technology equipment may exist as facade systems and roofing systems. Technology equipment may also exist on a premises off of a building envelope including on the ground, awnings, or carports as well as underground.

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Energy Storage Technology

Type of energy storage technology

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Installation Status

States the status of installation for a generation and storage equipment.

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Rated Wind Speed

The rated, or nominal, wind speed is the speed at which the turbine produces power at its full capacity.

m/s
Solar Thermal System Collector Type

Type of solar energy collector used in a solar hot water or space heating system

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Technology Component

Component of energy storing, generating, or converting equipment.

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Thermal Loop Configuration

Heat transfer medium and controls used for the solar collector loop

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Thermal Medium

Type of material used in thermal energy storage technology.

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Turbine Rotation Axis

The orientation of the line axis about which the turbine rotates.

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Water Storage Technology

Type of technology used for containing or recycling water

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Resources
Term Term Definition Lists Unit of Measure
Charge Rate

Charge per unit of resource.

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Current Flow Direction

Direction associated with current related time series data

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Demand Ratchet Percentage

Certain rate schedules incorporate demand ratchet percentage to ensure minimum billing demands based on historical peak demands. Billing demand in these cases is based comparing the month's demand and maximum of previous 11 month's demand times the demand ratchet percentage

Percent
End Use

Resource end use. This can also be used to qualify a renewable energy that is generated on-site that has its own dedicated meter. This can be applied at the premises or individual system or equipment level.

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Grid Connection

Indicates whether the onsite resource generation is connected to the grid.

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