Adding Interval Data in Aurora
Interval data is a fine-grained record of a home’s energy consumption, with readings made by the utility meter throughout the day, every day. Inputting interval data enables you to create accurate consumption profiles and quotes using detailed data of the home’s unique energy usage patterns.
Aurora allows you to add interval data in 15, 30, or 60 minute intervals for each project. This data is then used throughout Sales Mode and Design Mode to calculate the energy offset and savings estimates with solar, or solar + storage.
To see the other methods of inputting energy consumption information in Aurora, see New Aurora: Using the Consumption Portal.
How to add interval data
To add interval data in Aurora, follow the steps outlined below:
- Navigate to the Project Dashboard within the project
- Select Energy Consumption on the side menu
- Under Energy usage, click on the Input method dropdown menu and select Interval data
- Click Add interval data
You will then be prompted to enter the following information:
- Start date – date at which the available interval data begins
- Intervals (minutes) – in either 15, 30, or 60 minute intervals, depending on what data you have available
- Data delimiter – the symbol or space which separates the data you wish to split
You can then copy the interval data (in kWh) from the CSV file or spreadsheet and paste it into the box below.
Note: Adding exactly one full year of data (35,040 values for 15 minute intervals, 17,520 values for 30 minute intervals, or 8,760 values for 60 minute intervals) will give you the most accurate consumption profile. However, when inputting less than one year of interval data, Aurora will estimate the annual consumption based on the data you’ve input.
Once you’ve entered in all of this information, click Save.
Aurora will use the interval data to create a consumption profile, and to calculate energy offset and savings estimates for that project.