If I want to have an own dashboard with the e.g. energy consumption of several sensors for today or this month, I have to create utility_meter sensors. Same for graphs, etc, e.g.distribution today.
So from a sensor
state_class: total_increasing unit_of_measurement: Wh device_class: energy
I have already four sensors for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.
energy_counter_foobar_aktor_daily: source: sensor.foobar_energy_counter cycle: daily etc.
But HA can select and display it without such utility_meter sensors.
As this integrations is already number one in loading time and I have already >150 of them (growing) and can only have fix time-ranges with this, I wonder, if it would not be more than beneficial to have direct access to such data, e.g. in a kind of virtual entities, like.
So I can directly use them as entities in dashboards, graphs, etc.And reducing the overhead of the utility_sensors directly with that.