HHH - Import electricity cost to Zipato every hour

Henning shared this thanks 5 months ago

This is how I import the cost for electricity into Zipato every hour.


WHY? WHAT DOES THIS OFFER?

-When I have the info inside Zipato I can set my own filters and rules and create actions and notification.


WARNING!

This may only work for users in Sweden.

The trigger is coming from the IFTTT connected service from Bright and it only includes Sweden AFAIK.

Maybe there is a local service provider in your country that offers the same possibilities?


SYSTEM?

I am using a Zipabox 1 without a PRO license, an IFTTT account and a virtual meter.


THIS GUIDE INCLUDES:

-VIRTUAL METER. Where I store the imported information.

-IFTTT APPLET. How I trigger the import.


See attached PDF file with the full guide.

// Henning :)

Comments (4)

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Hi Henning

that's cool too but Bright is you electricity company?

God knows when our electricity company will install a smart meter to catch my data...but I have smappee at home...could maybe use this to do the same.

Thanks a lot for you inputs.

Beat

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Hi Beat

Bright is not my electricity supplier. It is just one of the suppliers in Sweden that happens to publish the actual cost for power every hour.

Oh, I should have explained that I am paying for electricity based on hourly metering and the actual cost for that same hour. So to me it makes a difference if I consume less power when the price is high. Then I save money.

So with the cost available inside Zipato I can turn some power thirsty equipment off if the price is having a peak a certain hour of the day or night.

Thanks again! // Henning

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Now I got it!!! Well this is clever...but yes we are years ago in Switzerland from something like that.

Does everybody pay based on hourly metering in Sweden? Or is this just a plan you did sign up for?

Thanks

Beat

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Great! Sorry for being a bit "generally thinking" and not clear!

In Sweden most households have an electricity meter with 3G link to the electricity company.

The "standard" contract is still based on monthly metering with fixed prices etc but I guess almost all consumers can choose hourly metering and hourly spot prices, as I have.

There are pros and cons but I like it. Full control! :)

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