Time-slices

Note

This input file is only for legacy sectors, which are not part of the open source release. For time-slice settings in the open source release, please see the Simulation settings.

Time-slices represent a sub-year disaggregation of commodity demand. They are fully flexible in number and names as to serve the specific representation of the commodity demand, supply, and supply cost profile in each energy sector. Each time slice is independent in terms of the number of represent hours, as long as it is meaningful for the users and their data inputs. 1 is the minimum number of time-slice as this would correspond to a full year. The time-slice definition of a sector affects the commodity price profile and the supply cost profile.

The csv file for the time-slice definition would report the length (in hours) of each time slice as characteristic to the selected sector to represent diurnal, weekly and seasonal variation of energy commodities, demand and supply, as shown in the table for 30 time-slices.

Time-slices

AgLevel

SN

Month

Day

Hour

RepresentHours

Hour

1

Winter

Weekday

Night

396

Hour

2

Winter

Weekday

Morning

396

Hour

3

Winter

Weekday

Afternoon

264

Hour

4

Winter

Weekday

EarlyPeak

66

Hour

5

Winter

Weekday

LatePeak

66

Hour

6

Winter

Weekday

Evening

396

Hour

7

Winter

Weekend

Night

156

Hour

8

Winter

Weekend

Morning

156

Hour

9

Winter

Weekend

Afternoon

156

Hour

10

Winter

Weekend

Evening

156

Hour

11

SpringAutumn

Weekday

Night

792

Hour

12

SpringAutumn

Weekday

Morning

792

Hour

13

SpringAutumn

Weekday

Afternoon

528

Hour

14

SpringAutumn

Weekday

EarlyPeak

132

Hour

15

SpringAutumn

Weekday

LatePeak

132

Hour

16

SpringAutumn

Weekday

Evening

792

Hour

17

SpringAutumn

Weekend

Night

300

Hour

18

SpringAutumn

Weekend

Morning

300

Hour

19

SpringAutumn

Weekend

Afternoon

300

Hour

20

SpringAutumn

Weekend

Evening

300

Hour

21

Summer

Weekday

Night

396

Hour

22

Summer

Weekday

Morning

396

Hour

23

Summer

Weekday

Afternoon

264

Hour

24

Summer

Weekday

EarlyPeak

66

Hour

25

Summer

Weekday

LatePeak

66

Hour

26

Summer

Weekday

Evening

396

Hour

27

Summer

Weekend

Night

150

Hour

28

Summer

Weekend

Morning

150

Hour

29

Summer

Weekend

Afternoon

150

Hour

30

Summer

Weekend

Evening

150

It reports the aggregation level of the sector time-slices (AgLevel), slice number (SN), seasonal time slices (Month), weekly time slices (Day), hourly profile (Hour), the amount of hours associated to each time slice (RepresentHours).