Amber Electric - Change the colour of a light based on the current electricity price

Amber is an Australian electricity retailer that provides access to wholesale electricity prices.

This blueprint looks at the current price you are paying for electricity, and changes the colour of an RGB lamp, so you can decided whether to put the washing machine or dryer on.

The colors:

  • Cyan: Extremely low price
  • Green: Low price
  • Orange: Average price
  • Red: High price
  • Purple: Price spike

You can change the thresholds when configuring the automation.

Open your Home Assistant instance and show the blueprint import dialog with a specific blueprint pre-filled.

You can install the integration here:

Open your Home Assistant instance and start setting up a new integration.

You will need to be an Amber customer to access the API required by the integration.

Not a customer? You can sign up here:


Was going to report that this is buggered (compared $ against c), but realised I was running an old version from HACS. Happy to report its working well now with the 2021.10 release :partying_face:

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