BEDES Dictionary

Version 2.6

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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.

Solar Thermal System Collector Type

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

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Solar Thermal System Type

Type of overall solar thermal system

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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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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

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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Interval Duration

Length of interval reading

Interval End Date

The end date that marks the ending of the time interval for a value.

Interval End DateTime

The ending date and time for an interval

YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss
Interval End Time

The end time that marks the beginning of a time interval

Interval Frequency

Indicates frequency of data that's available for a given variable. Data that's available can range from 10 minute interval to annual. This interval frequency can be applied to resource or other time series data like weather

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Interval Measure

Type of data recorded by the meter

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Interval Start Date

The start date that marks the beginning of the time interval for a value.

Interval Start DateTime

The starting date and time for an interval

YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss
Interval Start Time

The start time that marks the beginning of a time interval

Metering Configuration

The structure of how the various meters are arranged

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