You seem to be hitting the note explained in the Technology Work Center Guide for EnergyWise. Please see this section and scroll up a bit. There is the note:
Upgrading Images of Devices having Lower EnergyWise Image
Some EnergyWise Capable devices might appear as EnergyWise Software Incapable Devices if they do not have the latest EnergyWise Capable IOS image. We recommend you to upgrade to the latest EnergyWise Capable IOS image to avail all the EnergyWise features in LMS 4.1. You can click the link to view the details of these devices and to upgrade to the recommended image version.
You are correct. It seems there's an error in the logic checking by LMS. In other words, a bug
I'd say the only way to address it at this point would be to open a TAC case. If they confirm it's a bug, development engineering may be able to prepare a patch which the TAC can give you to fix the logic.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3. 16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are looking for early feedback from custome...