@ dgeist thanks for the link to the greeneye. After doing a lot of reading on their site and forum and getting feedback, I have requested a quote for a system that will be able to monitor 78 circuits. 2x 32 channel GEMs and 2x ECM-1240s. There is no “learning” involved and everything will be picked up instantly as soon as the system has been installed.
It is a lot more work and a lot more expensive, but it just works. It of course won’t be able to tell my toaster oven from my microwave since they share the same circuit, but all the things I really care about (3 HVAC systems, always on UPS’s with loads on them, pool pump, well pump, dryer, fridge, etc) are all on separate circuits, so I’ll be able to track all of that from day one.
I can monitor the data from my computer instead of being forced to use the little screen on my phone. And I will be able to combine readings from a sub-panel 200 feet away in a separate building and no longer will the loads in that building count against my solar production.
I have enjoyed Sense and will continue to keep it in the system as I do like the GUI, as small as it is in a phone, and I really like how it overlay’s production and usage on the power graph, but not being able to detect any of my large loads in a consistent matter, means I have to go elsewhere for that data. After 9 month of use, my Always On represents 60.9% of my overall usage, and Unknown another 29.3%. So only 9.8% of my usage is actually allocated to a specific device.