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Last Updated: Dec 01, 2017 11:35AM CET

How does your consumption depends on the local calendar & schedule?

With this app you will be able to analyze your consumption in specific hour ranges, pre-configured to each of your locations specific schedule (ex.: opening/closing hours, lunch time, night, holidays and special dates).

 

Getting started: Configuration


To begin with, let's go "Settings" --> "Operating Hours". Here, you can create a "New Open/Close Calendar", in a screen like the one you can see below.


I - General Information 

1. You should start by naming the calendar, in "Descriptive Name".

2. 
Under "Number of Periods" you should choose the number of periods you want to divide the days into, from 1 to 5. When choosing this, keep in mind that you can build diferent schedules for each day of the week: choose the maximum number of periods you will use in a day.

3. Name each of the periods in "Period Custom Name". (Ex.: morning/afternoon schedule; lunchtime; closed/night period)

II - Open/Close calendar definition

Here you can choose within any specific date rangetime periods that have the same weekly schedule. 

1. Choose the start and end date for the desired period.

2. By clicking "Define schedule", you can configure the schedule for that period. It should open a window like the one you can see below.

 
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3. Now you configure the schedule for each day of the week, by selecting the squares of the matrix. To draw different periods, first select the one you want from the periods' subtitles.
It can have as many different periods as the ones you selected in "Number of Periods" under "General Information" (in the example above you have a calendar that can have 5 different periods).

III - Special days (optional)

NOTE:
  • The special dates that you add here will be common to all locations. 
  • You can add special dates that are specific to a location latter on, the moment you assign a calendar to a location.

1. If the date range you are working on has any special dates, like vacations or local holidays, you can add them, starting by clicking "Add special day schedule".   
Keep in mind:
  • You can add as many different special days as you want.
  • Each special day will have a fixed day schedule.
     
2. You give a name to the date(s) (ex. Easter Holidays)

3. Define the date(s) using the format DD/MM/YYYY. If it's more than one date, separate them by comma(,).

4. Design of the special day(s) schedule.
 
 
After creating a New Open/Close Calendar it's necessary to assign it to a location.

1. To begin with, let's go to "Settings" --> "Locations".

2. 
Click the desired location and click "Assign Operating Hours". You should see a screen like the one below.



3. Select the calendar that you want to assing to the present location under "Open/Close schedule".

A - Special Schedules


You can now create special days' schedules that are specific to this location, by clicking "New schedule" under "Special schedules". 
  • Here you will give the name to the schedule and design it (the entire schedule has to be filled);
  • Assigning this schedule to one or more dates is done below under "Regional and local holidays assignment"
     
B - Regional and local holidays assignment 

1. Under the section "Regional and local holidays assignment" you will see the holidays of this specific location, that are generated automatically.

2. You can add new special dates that were not automatically generated or delete dates that you don't need.

3. Assign one of the special schedules that you have previously created to each special date. 
  • To assign a schedule to just one date, under the column "Schedule" select the desired schedule.
     
  • To assign a schedule to several dates, select the dates from the list and click "Assign Schedule to".

To complete the schedule assignment to this location just click "Assign".
A green alert will pop-up reading "Assign success".


 

Using the App: Analysis Screen


​Now that you have created a calendar and assigned it to a location, the configuration it's complete. 
You are ready to visualize and analyse the data in the Analysis Screen!

1. Start by selecting the "Analysis" screen and choose "Operating Hours" from the menu. You should see a screen like the one below.



2. On the top of the screen you can select:
  • "Per location analysis" - where select a single device and location to analyse, and you can also select:
    • Energy source
    • Rage of dates to analyse 
    • Frequency of the data
       
  • "Global analysis" - where you compare diferent locations. In this screen you can select:
    • The locations to compare
    • The device 
    • The date range

​​​In both cases you can read below the graphics the different periods consumptions, in absolute and percentual value, and export the data to excel.


For deeper information!

If you want more information about Operating Hours, take a look at our Webinar Enhanced Energy Reporting: How to Sync Energy Data with Operating Hours.
 

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