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Network with Net Nodes connected by Net Lines, Net Loads clustered by Net Clusters and configured by Net Settings

Networks in the platform are composed of multiple constituent components:

  • Net Type: A categorization of the network.
  • Net Nodes: A node present in one or more networks
  • Net Lines: A connection between two net nodes
  • Net Loads: A definition of supply or demand in the network
    • Belongs to a particular Net Type
    • Is associated to Net Node.
    • Can be activated or deactivated with specific time states.
  • Net Clusters: Cluster of net loads that provides group (de)activation.
  • Net Settings: Settings related to the configuration of a Network of a specific Net Type.

Restrictions on networks

  • Networks cannot contain any cycles. All networks should be defined as a tree. If the network is not structured as a tree, network generation and other calculations may have unexpected results.
  • A net node can be connected to 1, 2, or more net lines, except when that node is a load node. In that case, a net node can only be connected to exactly 1 net line.
  • Behavior for networks linked with buildings which are altered during a session are undefined. When using network functionality, the buildings linked to by the network should not be demolished, upgraded, sold to other stakeholders, or otherwise changed.