I have to constantly keep reminding myself about: Standards for Interoperability of Energy dashboards. The key words, Standards and Interoperability are self explanatory. In a society that sells products based on differentiation, interoperability and standards certainly have a place.
Energy Dashboards on the other hand are not so self explanatory. A simple mathematical model defines the relationship between Energy Dashboards, Standards and Interoperability:
if z=interoperability, x=energy, y=dashboards, interoperability can all be solved for using the z=f(x,y) model.
Every device aka energy source has an energy dashboard. Yes even you. The difference between the device and the dashboard is the error. Error defined as difference between what should be. & what should not be. All devices are assumed to be in a state of error and the dashboard is its perfect state.
Interoperability standards for energy dashboards should limit the error to an acceptable limit and then improve on it by learning. Errors can be of various flavors: Absolute and Relative errors, computational and data errors, Truncation and rounding errors, Forward and backward error and finally sensitivity and conditioning.
Device interaction propagates these errors. The dashboard has to influence the device to limit the error condition to an acceptable limit. The relationship between the dashboard and the device is a state of balance maintained by the tensile strength of the dashboard that is a model of the device in a perfect state and the device in a state of error.
A device could be in a state of error without interacting with other devices. This state is mostly driven by misconfiguration, that the dashboard can easily influence and correct. For the purposes of this study, two primary models will be explored.
1) Device/energy source with zero interaction with other device/energy source
2) Device/energy source with constant interaction with other devices/energy sources