Can the Emporia smart plugs, like these on amazon (Amazon.com) be added to the Energy Dashboard? When I search Emporia, all I got were posts related to the Vue. Thanks.
Hi @modernhistorian where you able to get the smart plugs integrated into HomeAssistant? I got the same plugs, and should have done the research before ordering them. (new to home assistant), so newb mistake. thanks
The Vue integration includes the smart plugs. Add it with HACS using this repository
The smart plugs integrate well into the energy dashboard. Use an integration sensor, like so:
- platform: integration source: sensor.refrigerator_power name: "Refrigerator Energy Total" unique_id: refrigerator_energy_total unit_prefix: k round: 2
The source for this sensor is the emporia one minute sensor, which I renamed as sensor.refrigerator_power. Then on settings>dashboards>energy use the integration sensor as the source for individual devices monitoring. I have eight of these; the only drawback is that the VUE integration does require internet. For whole house and solar monitoring I use the shelly EM3, which does not.
I have found the people here to be very helpful. One tip I would give is to use include files in your configuration.yaml; otherwise, it grows to be unwieldy. Like so:
automation: !include automations.yaml script: !include scripts.yaml scene: !include scenes.yaml switch: !include switches.yaml template: !include templates.yaml sensor: !include sensors.yaml #device_tracker: !include device_trackers.yaml mqtt: !include mqtt.yaml #utility_meter: !include utility_meters.yaml light: !include lights.yaml