Cumulative Savings View

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Cumulative Savings View

Cumulative sum of savings (CUSUM) is a line representing the difference between expected vs actual energy to track performance over time. The CUSUM shows trends throughout a year and answers the question, “How has my facility performed over the past year since the start of the program?”

  • CUSUM begins at the performance period start date and accumulates for a savings-to-date total
  • The steeper the CUSUM slope, the greater the difference in expected vs actual model data

Interact with your CUSUM view:

  1. Hover over the most recent data point on the CUSUM line to view your cumulative savings to date
  2. Hover over a numbered box to view a completed project or click the box to go to the project’s details
  3. Stretch or shrink the slider bar timescale at the bottom of the graph to change the timeline

CUSUM savings graph

Did you know?

Depending on your program, the cumulative savings line is expressed as ‘up is good’ (default) or ‘down is good’. For a program using ‘down is good’, the legend will be labeled as such.

Gap in CUSUM

Gaps in the CUSUM view are most often intentionally excluded days or missing data. If the CUSUM and Expected Energy show the same gap, it is most likely due to either excluded day(s) or missing data.

1: Check for an event on the CUSUM explaining the reason for the gap. If it’s a known gap, no further action is needed.

2: Check production or facility data for the most recent date. If needed, send recent production data.

CUSUM savings graph showing a gap in data


Add an event for excluded days in a model. Excluded days (for non-routine events) cause a break in the CUSUM. The event explains the break so others know it is an exclusion and not missing data.