In the schema.json file (https://gitlab.aicrowd.com/aicrowd/challenges/citylearn-challenge-2022/citylearn-2022-[…]ob/master/data/citylearn_challenge_2022_phase_1/schema.json), the actions are set false for heating, cooling, dhw storage (lines 150 - 163). We also noticed that heating and cooling loads are all 0 in the data file. Does this applies to all phases (including the final evaluation), or it only applies to Phase I and we may need to satisfy heating/cooling loads and control storage in later phases?
Hi @VanK and thanks for your question. In the CityLearn Challenge 2022, the building time series data comes from real world building smart meters unlike previous challenges that worked with EnergyPlus simulated data where space cooling, space heating and domestic hot water (dhw) loads could be decoupled from other loads. In the CityLearn Challenge 2022, space cooling, space heating and dhw loads are already included in the the non-shiftable loads (which are non-zero in the data file). For this reason, cooling, heating and dhw storages are not applicable and the space cooling, space heating and dhw loads in the data files are set to 0 at all time steps.
This set up applies to all 3 phases.
Hope this clarifies things?