I notice the log files for the integration service show the cc envi data at 1 minute intervals. I wonder how this is used to produce the 5 minute interval figures on pvoutput. Is the 5 min figure the average of the 1 min figures for the power and the energy is derived from that average over 5 minutes?

I ask because one of my streams is erratic and is not producing data for each minute, so is the averaging done as “sum of data over 5 minutes divided by the number of occurances” or is it always “sum divided by 5”? This is something which may have been happening for years, and I am trying to establish how this will have affected my daily and cumulative figures. I have now fixed the error but the dodgy history remains.

It should be the average of the number of 1-minute samples in the 5-minute window.

Hmm . See below a section of the cc logs for 11/11/22. For KB Gas consumption. Looking at 08.10 I have (on the graphs) power of 11768w which is the power at 08.08. I would expect this to be the average of the 07.08 and the 08.08 which is (9282+11768)/2 = 10525.

Further down 08.56, 08.58 and 09.00 averages at 13370 but reported at 09.00 is 11271 which is the reading for 08.58.

Am I missing something? See data below.

Data table from pvoutput

11/11/22 | 09:00 | - | - | - | - | - | 19.9C | - | 6.402kWh | 11,271W |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

11/11/22 | 08:55 | - | - | - | - | - | 19.9C | - | 5.463kWh | 18,398W |

11/11/22 | 08:50 | - | - | - | - | - | 19.9C | - | 3.930kWh | 15,746W |

11/11/22 | 08:45 | - | - | - | - | - | 19.9C | - | 2.618kWh | 1W |

11/11/22 | 08:35 | - | - | - | - | - | 19.9C | - | 2.618kWh | 8,287W |

11/11/22 | 08:15 | - | - | - | - | - | 20.0C | - | 2.618kWh | 19,558W |

11/11/22 | 08:10 | - | - | - | - | - | 20.0C | - | 0.988kWh | 11,768W |

11/11/22 | 08:05 | - | - | - | - | - | 19.9C | - | 0.007kWh | 1W |

Log extract:- |

20221111;08:05:00;20.0;-1.0;9199;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN

20221111;08:07:00;20.0;-1.0;9282;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN

20221111;08:08:00;20.0;-1.0;11768;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN

20221111;08:17:00;20.0;-1.0;19558;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN

20221111;08:36:00;19.9;-1.0;8287;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN

20221111;08:43:00;19.9;-1.0;1;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN

20221111;08:48:00;19.9;-1.0;15746;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN

20221111;08:56:00;19.9;-1.0;18398;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN

20221111;08:58:00;19.9;-1.0;11271;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN

20221111;09:00:00;19.9;-1.0;10442;-1;-1;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN;NaN|||||||||||

Its been a while but you are right, the logic is it will round the last interval to the nearest 5-minutes and upload that data point. This is no averaging of the data points.

Thanks BB - any chance of a more accurate data point such as average of the reports from the preceding 5 minutes? regards G

I’d say a very slim chance

Its a pretty old setup and would need to dig up a COM port emulator used to simulate the currentcost device data.

Fair does. I still use cc because I upload gas consumption as well and there are few options for that, and my cc gasmart device works well.

G