The Graphical Report page
has a selectable drop-down list with the account name and number from the
accounts that are listed on your Account page. This allows you to quickly
view graphs for different accounts without going back to the account screen. Energy
data may be viewed on a daily, weekly, monthly, or month-to-date basis.
- Select the
time period from the drop down box next to the word Period in the upper right corner of the screen.
- To change
the time period you may do any one of the following: manually type a new
date, select the “…” button to bring up a calendar or use the arrow
- Pass the
cursor over the arrow keys to bring up a quick description of each key.
following is a key to the functions of the arrow keys:
> One day forward
>> One week forward
>>> One month forward
>>>> One year forward
< One day
<< One week backward
<<< One month backward
<<<< One year backward
TIP Graphs will take longer to display when a month's data (2,880
15 minute-intervals) is selected as compared to a day's data (96 15-minute
intervals). This is because it takes longer to display the larger quantity of
TIP If a graph is blank,
go back in time to find when there is data to display on the graph. The graph
defaults to today. If the data has not been updated as of today, there is
nothing to display so the graph is blank.
Use the Print button or File > Print on
Internet Explorer to print a graph. Set Print Properties to Landscape.
and Clone This feature allows you to compare usage from different
time periods on one graph.
one of the desired time periods on the graph, then select:
Channels > Account/Channel
the channel that you wish to view, then check Frozen and Clone for that channel.
the Submit button. While
viewing the graph, move back and forward in time to obtain the desired
- Frozen and Clone
will stay active until you uncheck the boxes and click on the Submit button.
In the following example for DemoElectric, the
green line shows usage for a week starting Monday February 23, 2009
(frozen time period) and the blue line shows usage for a week starting
Monday February 25, 2008. Note that the data was selected so that the weekdays matched
which allows you to easily compare weekday and weekend usage.
TIP To make the graph
easier to view, select one channel of data at a time.
TIP Be sure to select the date that you wish to compare before selecting Freeze and Clone.
- Data is
displayed in 15-minute intervals starting on the hour; We Energies'
electric meters are read in 15-minute intervals.
- To ensure
that a graph displays when you initially view your account, Graphics has been pre-formatted
to display the kW channel for electric accounts. You can select the
channels you want to view by selecting Preferences. See the Preferences section for more
- If your
account has more than one meter, you may display data for each meter or
select summary to add the data for both meters.
Average Typical Load (ATL) for accounts on Energy Coop rates is
calculated every Monday through Friday from April 1 through September
30. This channel has ATL (ATL_KW) as part of its name. It may be
selected to display on the graph page by going into Preferences. The
purpose of this channel is to show how the actual usage and the ATL
calculation compare when Energy Coop accounts are asked to curtail load.
that are read by meter readers are generally on the following rates: CG3
- General Secondary Firm => 30, 000 kWh per month and CG2 - General Secondary Firm
=>10,000 to < 30,000 kWh per month. Accounts on CG3 and CG2 rates will usually
have data about 1 to 2 weeks after the monthly meter read. There
will be occasions where the interval data is not available due to some
problem. In these situations, the data will display as zeros and the
graph will be blank. Data that does not exist cannot be displayed.
on primary (customer has their own substation) rates are updated 2 to 3
times per month. There is no definite schedule for this manual process.
on Load Management rates (CP2M, CPFN, CP3, CP3A, CG2C and CG3A) also
have the ability to dial their meters via MeterLink to obtain near "real time" meter reads
without an additional charge. Electric meter data is available to within
the most recent 15 minutes.
- The ability to
use MeterLink to call meters
whenever you want data updates may be arranged for accounts on firm
rates. A contract is required. See Energy Information Options for
more information on the charges for this additional service.
- Data is
displayed for gas days in hourly intervals starting on the hour. Gas
days start at 9 AM. Daily automatic data updates occur at 5 p.m.
- If the
graph appears blank, you will need to select one or more channels of
data to display. See the Preferences section for information on
how to select channels. Graphs may also appear blank if there is no data
- A channel
with hourly temperature data has been added to each account. The data is
from the weather station that is closest to the account.
- The data
is automatically updated every day at about 11 a.m. If your usage is
weather sensitive, it may be useful to select the weather channel and
the kW channel and view them on the same graph.
Copying Graphs to a Word Document