Hi - I’m new here but was wanting to see if the community could point me in the right direction.
Griddy has gotten a bit of bad press the last week or so being Texas has had unprecented price spikes ($9/kWh). I’ve gotten bit a couple times so far: I’ve had a $183 day last week and another at $119. Griddy’s recommendation is to watch the prices, adjust the thermostat during spikes, and pre-cool the house when high demands (and prices are expected).
Since then, pre-cooling has worked very well for me. We usually run at 72 deg, but bumping that down to 68 before the heat of the day sets in allows me to shut down the AC from around 1PM to 6PM and keep the house comfortable AND I’m not getting hammered on the bill.
I’ve had the IFTTT integration for a while now, but there’s a problem: I can only shut down for a few hours because I have dogs inside - I don’t want them to get too warm, so I kick things back on when the house hits a upper threshold.
Here’s what I’d like: I want an automation solution that will look not only at currently pricing, but at projected prices. My Griddy app shows this, so the data should be available. Next, using this data, allow me to set up pre-cooling rules:
if in the next  hours, there are >  hours of projected prices more than  cents/kWh and current price is <  cents/kWh, begin to pre-cool the house to [current setting] minus  deg.
All values in brackets are configurable. The goal is to never hit that upper threshold which kicks the AC back on no matter what the current price is.