US 10,890,934 B2
Energy control system employing automated validation, estimation, and editing rules
Elizabeth J. Main, Boulder, CO (US); and Wendy Chen, Boston, MA (US)
Assigned to Enel X North America, Inc., Boston, MA (US)
Filed by Enel X North America, Inc., Boston, MA (US)
Filed on Jan. 15, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/248,206.
Application 16/248,206 is a continuation of application No. 15/280,646, filed on Sep. 29, 2016, granted, now 10,203,714.
Prior Publication US 2019/0163222 A1, May 30, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G05F 1/66 (2006.01); H02J 3/14 (2006.01); G05B 13/02 (2006.01); H02J 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC G05F 1/66 (2013.01) [G05B 13/026 (2013.01); H02J 3/14 (2013.01); G05B 2219/40458 (2013.01); H02J 3/003 (2020.01)] 20 Claims
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1. An energy control system that performs validation, estimation, and editing (VEE) on interval-based energy consumption streams, the system comprising:
a post VEE readings data stores, that provides tagged energy consumption data sets that are each associated with a corresponding one of said interval-based energy consumption streams, each of said tagged energy consumption data sets comprising groups of contiguous interval values tagged as having been validated, wherein said groups correspond to correct data;
a rules processor, that reads said post VEE readings data stores upon initiation of an event and, for said each of said tagged energy consumption data sets, that creates anomalies having different durations using only said groups of contiguous interval values, and that generates estimates for said anomalies by employing estimation techniques for each of said different durations and, for said each of said different durations, that selects a corresponding one of said estimation techniques for subsequent employment when performing VEE of subsequent energy consumption data associated with said each of said different durations for said corresponding one of said interval-based energy consumption streams;
a peak prediction element, coupled to said post VEE readings data stores and to weather stores, that receives post VEE readings and forecasted outside temperatures corresponding to the interval-based energy consumption streams, that estimates future cumulative energy consumption corresponding to the interval-based energy consumption streams, and that predicts a brown out time when said cumulative energy consumption exceeds a specified threshold; and
a peak controller, coupled to said peak prediction element, that receives said brown out time, wherein said peak controller triggers exceptional measures to manage said cumulative energy consumption in order to preclude a brown out, said exceptional measures comprising initializing one or more surge production plants.