EnergyStats User Manual

High-frequency Dashboard

Daeyoung Lim Dept. of Statistics, University of Connecticut
Tuhin Sheikh Dept. of Statistics, University of Connecticut
Haiwei Zhou Dept. of Statistics, University of Connecticut
Ming-Hui Chen Dept. of Statistics, University of Connecticut

Written on August 17 2021

1 Table of Contents

2 Getting started

UConn EnergyStat’s high-frequency dashboard offers a colorful range of options to visualize the 15-minute utility consumption data. Each tab visualizes the same data in a different way. For example, Demand and Intensity create line charts to demonstrate the historical trend of energy use; Heat map allows comparing consumption of a time period throughout the week; and Bin plots shows the number of observations for a variable, represented by the height of each bin.

3 Demand

Demand generates line charts of all available services for one specific building. In each plot, the line representing utility consumption is superimposed by lines conveying weather information such as temperature and relative humidity. The major difference between Demand and Intensity is that Demand shows unprocessed native consumptions whereas Intensity standardizes the native consumptions by the size of the building to allow comparison between buildings of varying sizes.

3.1 How to generate plots

  1. The start_date and end_date fields will be set by default to a month’s duration from the current date. To change the dates, click on the box under start_date or end_date. end_date cannot precede start_date; nor can start_date succeed end_date. Demand Dates
  2. Click on the building field to select a building. At the top of the dropdown is a search bar where users can type in a building name. Demand Search Bar
  3. Click on the submit button to generate the plots. Demand Submit

3.2 How to manipulate plots

Users can make changes to the plots after they’re generated. Each bullet point is demonstrated by an animated visual aid.