Program for generating load curves for residential consumers. Agentbased and extremly detailed.

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This repository contains the full source code for the LoadProfileGenerator.

Binaries are available at https://www.loadprofilegenerator.de

The manual is available here, in the second part of the author's PhD thesis.


Contributions are highly welcome. Feel free to send me pull requests.


  • Improve electromobility
  • Speed improvements
  • International profiles


MIT License

Copyright (c) 2010-2022 Noah Pflugradt (FZJ IEK-3), Peter Stenzel (FZJ IEK-3), Martin Robinius (FZJ IEK-3), Detlef Stolten (FZJ IEK-3)

You should have received a copy of the MIT License along with this program.
If not, see https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT


If you want to use the LoadProfileGenerator for a publication, please cite the following paper:

Pflugradt et al., (2022). LoadProfileGenerator: An Agent-Based Behavior Simulation for Generating Residential Load Profiles. Journal of Open Source Software, 7(71), 3574, https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.03574

External Data

The LoadProfileGenerator uses solar radiation profiles from Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD, www.dwd.de) and from Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS, https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/pvgis)

About Us

Institut TSA

We are the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Techno-economic Systems Analysis (IEK-3) belonging to the Forschungszentrum Jlich. Our interdisciplinary department's research is focusing on energy-related process and systems analyses. Data searches and system simulations are used to determine energy and mass balances, as well as to evaluate performance, emissions and costs of energy systems. The results are used for performing comparative assessment studies between the various systems. Our current priorities include the development of energy strategies, in accordance with the German Federal Governments greenhouse gas reduction targets, by designing new infrastructures for sustainable and secure energy supply chains and by conducting cost analysis studies for integrating new technologies into future energy market frameworks.



This software was first developed at

Technische Universitt Chemnitz - Professur Technische Thermodynamik


Berner Fachhochschule - Labor fr Photovoltaik-Systeme

Part of the Development was funded by the

Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Starting March 2020

Currently development is funded by the Forschungszentrum Jlich - IEK 3.

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