Anybody aware of a Device Handler or a Smart App that summarizes my electricity usage on a daily basis? I am looking for energy used and cost per day. I don’t want to re-invent the wheel if anybody has already done something like this.
That is the one I am using and it is very good, but it does not break down usage and cost per day. It has a cumulative cost only.
You can use the SmartApp Simple Event Logger to publish data to a Google spreadsheet. You’d have the raw numbers, but you’d have to develop the charts and reports on your own.
This SmartApp is no longer supported because SmartThings made some changes to the way events are handled which has impacted some users and it will most likely completely stop working in the near future.
There’s another SmartApp called something like Google Sheets Logger that subscribes to the events instead of retrieving them from the device history so it most likely won’t have the same issues as this one.
Simple Event Logger is a fully customizable SmartApp that allows you to accurately log all device activity to a Google Sheets Spreadsheet. Each event is stored on a separate row so that you have their exact time and details.
Google Sheets has an easy to use filter feature which allows you to do things like view all events for specific device(s), in a specified date/range and/or specif…
For the more adventurous…
Here’s a write-up of how I’m using InfluxDB and Grafana to visualise SmartThings device states in charts and dashboards.
The solution uses a
custom SmartApp I’ve written to send data from SmartThings to InfluxDB. Crucially it supports the database server being on the same private LAN as the SmartThings hub, so there’s no need to make your database server accessible from the internet.
I’m quite pleased with it so far. In conjunction with my Evohome (Connect) SmartApp I’m getting some great graphs of my home heating behaviour and energy usage.
Here’s an example of a temperature chart:
Here’s an Evohome Heating Zone chart with some overlays:
I aim to post another article covering some of the more-advanced Grafana features like templating and annotations in th…