US 11,054,795 B2
Apparatus and method for electrical usage translation
Elizabeth J. Main, Madison, WI (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 May 8, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/406,901.
Application 16/406,901 is a continuation of application No. 15/280,569, filed on Sep. 29, 2016, granted, now 10,298,012.
Prior Publication US 2019/0267803 A1, Aug. 29, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G05B 15/02 (2006.01); G06Q 10/04 (2012.01); H02J 3/00 (2006.01); G06Q 50/06 (2012.01)
CPC G05B 15/02 (2013.01) [G06Q 10/04 (2013.01); G05B 2219/31483 (2013.01); G06Q 50/06 (2013.01); H02J 3/00 (2013.01); H02J 3/003 (2020.01); H02J 2203/20 (2020.01); Y02E 60/00 (2013.01); Y04S 10/50 (2013.01); Y04S 40/20 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. An apparatus for performing validation, estimation, and editing (VEE) on a plurality of interval-based energy consumption streams, the apparatus comprising:
a controllable video display, configured to display real-time electrical usage for a building; and
a network operations center, configured to receive the plurality of interval-based energy consumption streams, and configured to perform VEE on the plurality of interval-based energy consumption streams within a specified time period, said network operations center comprising:
a VEE processor, configured to execute VEE rules on each of the plurality of interval-based energy consumption streams within a specified time period to generate and store a corresponding plurality of post VEE readings that are stored in a post VEE readings data stores, said post VEE readings comprising a plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets that are each associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of interval-based energy consumption streams, each of said plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets comprising groups of contiguous interval values tagged as having been validated and corresponding to correct data;
a VEE configuration engine, configured to read said post VEE readings upon initiation of an event and, for said each of said plurality of tagged energy consumption data sets, configured to create a plurality of anomalies having a plurality of different durations using only said groups of contiguous interval values, and configured to generate a plurality of estimates for said plurality of anomalies by employing a plurality of estimation techniques for each of said plurality of different durations and, for said each of said plurality of different durations, configured to select a corresponding one of said plurality of estimation techniques for subsequent employment when performing VEE of subsequent energy consumption data associated with said each of said plurality of different durations for said corresponding one of the plurality of interval-based energy consumption streams; and
a process control element, coupled to said post VEE readings stores, wherein said process control element executes functions on the plurality of interval-based energy consumption streams translated by said VEE configuration engine, and directs said controllable video display to display a weather normalized usage baseline recommendation for action regarding current energy usage.