Octopus Energy - Intelligent Tariff

I guess that it would depend on what permissions Octopus were given on them being allowed to access the Zappi.

I would be wary of gaming the system like this though. There are warnings against it from Octopus and there is a danger that they might pull the plug on what is, after tall, a beta tariff, if too many people do it. Or if they spot too many forum posts about doing it…

Thank you @megakid for this awesome integration. :slight_smile:

A bit of a strange queston perhaps: can this integration mean HA can act as a proxy for setting up with IOG?

In the Octopus app, when you first set up the IOG tariff, you have to chose either an EV charging unit or an EV itself for the integration between Octopus and your EV.

Is there a way HA can emulate this option or do I need to have a recognised EV (currently Audi, BMW, Cupra, Ford, Mini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Tesla and VW) or charging unit (currently only Ohme, myenergy and Wallbox)?

The reason I’m asking is that I’d like to use HA to control a third party EVSE with OCPP but the EVSE is not on their list. In this case Octopus would need to speak to HA to control the charging as I wouldn’t have a supported EV or charger from their list.

Hi
Has anyone written a script to work with Givenergy inverters ? I have a Gen 2 hybrid and an Ohme Pro EV charger. I don’t get multi slot. Notifications through octopus but do through Ohme app so assume it would pickup notifications. I’m very new to HA and would appreciate any help. TIA

Hi
I’m trying to recreate your smoother but when I can’t see the intelligent dispatching sensor. I have used it to create an automation but will not show it to me to allow in creating a helper. Sorry if its a basic question, I’m new to HA.
thanks

Hi, I thought I had sussed it but in the middle of a dispatch slot the sensors show nothing happening


I’m trying to start my givenergy batteries charging at the same time as I get a smart slot and stop charging when it stops whist also checking its not during the 23:30 - 5.30 window when battery charge is controlled by Inverter setup.

Any help would be appreciated.
thanks

But you don’t have any slots showing there? All 4 of your slot indicators are off so what do you mean?

Hi
I plugged the car in and was given 4 x 30 min slots by Octopus and then an early big slot from 19:00 to 23:30. I set up some an automation to try and charge the batteries when the slot came active but didn’t seem to get any of the slots registered as above - does that make sense ?
cheers

This is the automation that I use for my power wall

alias: "POWERWALL: Turn ON PW charging when intelligent slot starts"
description: ""
trigger:
  - platform: state
    entity_id:
      - binary_sensor.octopus_intelligent_slot
    from: "off"
    to: "on"
condition:
  - condition: not
    conditions:
      - condition: time
        after: "23:30:00"
        before: "05:30:00"
action:
  - choose:
      - conditions:
          - condition: state
            state: "on"
            entity_id: binary_sensor.octopus_intelligent_slot
        sequence:
          - service: select.select_option
            data:
              option: "Yes"
            target:
              entity_id: select.home_energy_gateway_grid_charging
          - service: select.select_option
            data:
              option: Backup
            target:
              entity_id: select.home_energy_gateway_operation_mode
          - service: number.set_value
            data:
              value: "100"
            target:
              entity_id: number.home_energy_gateway_backup_reserve
mode: single
trace:
  stored_traces: 50

And this automation to turn off:

alias: "POWERWALL: Turn OFF PW charging when intelligent slot stops"
description: ""
trigger:
  - platform: state
    entity_id:
      - binary_sensor.octopus_intelligent_slot
    from: "on"
    to: "off"
condition:
  - condition: not
    conditions:
      - condition: time
        after: "23:30:00"
        before: "05:30:00"
        weekday:
          - mon
          - tue
          - wed
          - thu
          - fri
          - sat
          - sun
action:
  - choose:
      - conditions:
          - condition: state
            state: "off"
            entity_id: binary_sensor.octopus_intelligent_slot
        sequence:
          - service: select.select_option
            data:
              option: "No"
            target:
              entity_id: select.home_energy_gateway_grid_charging
          - service: select.select_option
            data:
              option: Self-Powered
            target:
              entity_id: select.home_energy_gateway_operation_mode
          - service: number.set_value
            data:
              value: "0"
            target:
              entity_id: number.home_energy_gateway_backup_reserve
mode: single
trace:
  stored_traces: 50