DTE Energy Bridge v2 Configuration issues

So I have been bashing my head against the wall on this all week on this subject.

The newer v2 version of the DTE Energy Gateway does not work with the DTE integration. Which I knew from reading the integration page that I would have to use MQTT instead. Fine, understood. Struggling through MANY forum posts scattered throughout the web (many of which contain instructions with now deprecated code & functions) I was able to cobble together enough config examples to get it working.


After that, the energy page stopped updating. Digging into it further, it now complains with the following;

Unexpected device class
The following entities do not have the expected device class:

  • sensor.energy_daily

I don’t understand why it was working without issue for several hours, then all of the sudden has an issue.

Here is the configuration steps that I did;

Create file “share/mosquitto/dte.conf” with the following;

connection dte
address {bridge IP address}:2883
clientid homeassistant-1
try_private false
start_type automatic
topic event/metering/# in 0

In the main HA configuration.yaml file, add the following;

    - name: "DTE Energy Bridge"
      state_topic: "event/metering/summation/minute"
      unit_of_measurement: 'kWh'
      value_template: "{{ value_json.value | round (0) }}"

  - platform: integration
    source: sensor.dte_energy_bridge
    name: energy_spent
    unit_prefix: k
    round: 2
    source: sensor.energy_spent
    cycle: daily