LDSS - Local DSS
Figure: Screenshots LDSS
The graphical user interface of LDSS has been designed to be very simple and friendly.
Special effort has been done to represent energy consumption (and production when available) to LDSS users.
Energy information is shown divided in tree periods of time by default: (i) day (ii) week and (iii) month. If user is interested in other means of energy exploration, the interface allow them to select different periods of time.
Energy information is shown for the four types of energy being provided by iURBAN utilities and energy agencies: (i) electricity, (ii) heating, (iii) gas and (iv) water.
Concepts of user engagement have been introduced in the graphical user interface, where energy tips and energy consumption efficiency based on trees achieved is shown.
Personalised messages can be sent every time the operator would like, or can be scheduled over a period of time. Messages can be persistent or can be shown only during a few seconds. This provides a really powerful tool for communication between utility and their customers.
The DR has been introduced in the LDSS by means of two different views; (i) notifications (electricity and heating) and (ii) DR action request.
The notification arrives each time CDSS sent a DR action to a given installation. It provides information about the type of DR and a link of the information related to it.
From notifications view, the user can get further information about the DR requests. While Consumption DR is informative, the Thermostat DR action needs agreement by end user in order to allow LDSS to modify thermostat settings.
u Open your internet browser and type this: http://iurban.azurewebsites.net/.
u It is better to use Google Chrome.
u From the welcome page you can enter to the tool by clicking on the “LOG IN” (Acceder). This changes according to preferred language.
u When you click on the white circles you can go to a second welcome page and if you click again to return to the same page back.
u From this second introductory page you can visit the Project website by clicking at learn more.
u On this page insert your user name and password.
u If you have forgotten your password or username?Click the question and add the email that you use for iURBAN and press send.
u The iUrban team will send you an email with your information.
u Back in the initial page, type your password and press “LOG IN”.
u You have now accessed the tool.
u This is the main page for checking all consumptions.
u To navigate into the website go to the toolbar on the top.
u From this toolbar you can access: your “installations” in case you have more than one and your “notifications”.
u By clicking your username you access to “Settings”, “Help” and “log out” button.
u If you have more than one installation before start managing your account you go to the installations and select the one you want to manage.
u In notification page you can review all incidents, events or changes related with your consumptions and demand response.
u From the calendar icon you can select the day you want to check and from here you can mark as read or delete your notifications.
u To manage your settings click on your userename and then on the sub-menú.
u The settings window allows you to change your password, select the preferred language, choose between celsius and fahrenheit and select your timezone.
u Here you can add your phone number and your email in which you want to receive the iURBAN notifications.
u By clicking on Advanced button you can choose the type of notifications you want to obtain according to its section and how these will be sent: email, sms or push.
u When you make your selections don’t forget to press “Save”.
u Going back to settings you can enable or disable your Demand-Response program, select you default installation and the section you want to see as default when opening your iURBAN tool.
u We recommend to add your email and phone number. This will allow the platform to send you alerts about your consumption, energy efficiency advises and energy challenges.
u Going up to the tool bar again, on your username you can find the “help” button.
u Here are the frequently asked questions.
u You can scroll down or use the search engine to find the answer you want.
u If you have a question that’s not on the list, click the “Ask a Question” button. Type your question and click “Ask”.We will answer you by email as quick as possible.
u To start using the tool, place your pointer over “Dashboard” and a sub-menu will appear.
u Move your pointer over the desired section and click on it to access where you want.
u When access consumptions you find information about the different services being monitored by your system.
u Colored rings around each icon will give you a quick reminder of your consumption compared to the previous day.
u The circle can be red, orange or green. Red indicates bad performance, orange indicates neutral trend and green good performance.
u Values are presented in percentages and they can be positive or negative.
u Positive values indicate that you are consuming more than yesterday and negative values indicate that you are consuming less.
u Click on electricity, here you find information about your daily, weekly and monthly consumption.
u During the initial periods the Icons display no values as is the time where iURBAN learns your consumption habits.
u Starting on the second day, second week and the second month the icon will show information comparing your current consumption with that of the previous equivalent period.
u On the bottom, there are useful tips on how to improve your performance.
u If you click on the exclamation mark there are more tips to save energy and improve the performance.
u You can select either one of them or search by keywords to find what you need.
u The system is learning the users’ energy use habits for about one month and then the tree will fill up as more efficient habits are adopted.
u For every day you use at least 5% less energy compared to a similar day, the tree fills up.
u The ‘neighbors’ tree fills up based on the average consumption of peers that also use the iURBAN tool.
u See which days you achieved a tree by clicking on the trees.
u You will see your daily consumption during the month as well as the days that you saved energy.
u Here you can see how many trees you have won on which days.
u If you want detailed information about your consumption so far today, this week or this month, just click on one of the circles.
u This page shows consumption in kWh as well as how much you are predicted to consume by the end of the day, week or month.
u When you click on one of the values, a bar chart will appear detailing actual consumption compared to forecasted consumption.
u If you are a prosumer, you can see how much of your electricity consumption is covered by your solar panels.
u By running your pointer over the bar chart you can see detailed energy use information
u From Notifications you can access the demand response section.
u Demand Response challenges are sent to users from time to time.
u To open the challenge click on the message.
u Here you have all the information you need to achieve the challenge, the time, the task and reward and also tips on how to achieve it.
u Each challenge offers a award.
u Down, there is the button called scheduler.
u From there you can go to another window where you can schedule some energy consumption sources and adjust them according to your weekly program.
u Apart from electricity you can also review heating, gas and water consumption and this depends on the agreement with the service provider.
u All follow a similar interface and concepts with some differences.
u For example if you go to heating you can see that the page is very similar.
u Click on one of the circles, for example the day and then you can go to monitored devices
u In monitored devices you can see your consumption spent in water or heating in percentages.
u If you click on the numbers you can see your consumption by hour and then select your time period of preference.
u Log out and leave the iURBAN tool
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