The Power Consumption and Energy Usage reports both measure kilowatt-hours (kWh). In theory, they should provide identical information; however that is not always the case. Usually, these reports differ only slightly, but sometimes the difference between them can be significant. The purpose of this white paper is to demonstrate the reasons why these reports differ and also to identify best-use scenarios for each. Understanding how data is collected and processed for each report is important to understanding why these reports might generate different results.
This white paper includes: