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Can we get access to the live usage API?



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Hi Tim, can you add me to your trial list please?

Thanks!
Hi!

I would love to have access to the live trial! I am developing a MagicModule to gather info about your home (heating, etc) and this would be great!

Cheers,

Rick
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Hi I would also like to take part in the live trial initially I'd like to compare my usage data with my temperature logging system I'm setting up but am very much looking to expand this into a more whole home monitoring system.

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Peter Mitchell


Great to hear, @Pramsbottom

I'll PM you now to confirm the account info needed and then I can add you to our list!

Tim
Hi I would also like to take part in the live trial initially I'd like to compare my usage data with my temperature logging system I'm setting up but am very much looking to expand this into a more whole home monitoring system.

Regards

Peter Mitchell
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I'd also like to take part in any customer trial to be able to get access to my energy usage data via an API or some other method.

I'm just in the process of changing supplier back to OVO after a short spell away. I have an OVO smart meter from when I was last with OVO and was pleased to find out that it will regain its smarts again when my energy supply switches back to OVO in a few weeks.

Like several others in this thread I'm also dabbling with home automation (using Home Assistant & Node-Red). I was considering whether it would be possible to develop something to scrape the information from the OVO website but I'd much prefer to get the data by a properly supported means. I'm quite happy to develop appropriate support into either or both of the HA apps when an official API is available to get at the energy data.

Regards,

Adrian.


It's great to hear you're on your way back to us @adec and that you're keen for some trials.

I'll send you a PM now to get the account info I need to get you added to our list of live usage pioneers.

^Tim
I'd also like to take part in any customer trial to be able to get access to my energy usage data via an API or some other method.

I'm just in the process of changing supplier back to OVO after a short spell away. I have an OVO smart meter from when I was last with OVO and was pleased to find out that it will regain its smarts again when my energy supply switches back to OVO in a few weeks.

Like several others in this thread I'm also dabbling with home automation (using Home Assistant & Node-Red). I was considering whether it would be possible to develop something to scrape the information from the OVO website but I'd much prefer to get the data by a properly supported means. I'm quite happy to develop appropriate support into either or both of the HA apps when an official API is available to get at the energy data.

Regards,

Adrian.
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+1 to the interested people in using an API or any type of direct access to my own consumption data (didn't sign up for the smart meter yet, but would do it ASAP if there was any way to get the raw data in any friendly format).

Thanks!
JMB


@jmontalvo I'll send you a PM now to get some details, and get you added to that list. Bear in mind that you'll need smart meters to be part of any trials.

Here's how to book in your meter fitting appointment:

If you're a Pay as you go customer: smart.ovoenergy.com/paygplus.

If you're a Pay monthly customer: smart.ovoenergy.com/credit

Tim
+1 to the interested people in using an API or any type of direct access to my own consumption data (didn't sign up for the smart meter yet, but would do it ASAP if there was any way to get the raw data in any friendly format).

Thanks!
JMB
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Hey @sam_cat

Welcome to the OVO forum family! Thanks for your comment. Great to have you on board.

@Tim_OVO will make sure you get added to the list!

There's lots going on across the forum, so check it out and get involved. Don't forget to introduce yourself over in the Anything but Energy forum. :)

We look forward to getting to know you!

Darran
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Right then, @atilagiant, @SianiAnni and @Deanohol - it's great that you're interested in being part of any live-data trials we have planned. So that I can get you added to our list of interested customers, send me a PM with your account number, name and DoB. I'll make it happen! 🆒

Tim


Tim - I have sent you a message and am keen to get involved to.. This sort of process/analysis is right up my street and is what I do for a day job (sort of.. Different industry)
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Hi Tim,

I'm also interested in the live data aspects. It would be great to be able to see export data for PV on the myovo smart usage at some time in the future.


Sounds good, @didge05

I'll send you a PM to get the info I need!

Tim
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Hi Tim,

I'm also interested in the live data aspects. It would be great to be able to see export data for PV on the myovo smart usage at some time in the future.
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Hi Tim,
I too would like the ability to download my energy usage data as a csv / xls(x) file to complement the data I can get from my weather station and my PV Inverter data.

Please sign me up for any trials that are going.
Many thanks

Peter


In that case, @Peter_Mat send over a PM with your account number, name and DoB. I'll get you added to our list of testers! 🆒

Tim
Hi Tim,
I too would like the ability to download my energy usage data as a csv / xls(x) file to complement the data I can get from my weather station and my PV Inverter data.

Please sign me up for any trials that are going.
Many thanks

Peter
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Right then, @atilagiant, @SianiAnni and @Deanohol - it's great that you're interested in being part of any live-data trials we have planned. So that I can get you added to our list of interested customers, send me a PM with your account number, name and DoB. I'll make it happen! 🆒

Tim
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Would definitely be interested in helping with any api testing @Tim_OVOif i could be involved.
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I've been monitoring internal temperature and external temperature for over a year, but the missing data set in my home fabric performance analysis is gas use. Ever since I got a smart meter I have periodically asked about the availability of a smart router, from which I could get usage data. I understand that data standards are still evolving, but downloading timestamp and kWh reading doesn't seem a lot to ask for:) I have sampled a few days of data by hovering over the usage graph and transcribing times and values into a spreadsheet, but obviously this takes far too long to be able to build up enough data to analyse. I have been successfully monitoring electricity usage (using an Open Energy Monitor emonTx) for a couple of months now, but the clever guys at OEM say that they don't know of any way of reading gas usage from my particular gas meter, although the technology is available to read gas usage from other kinds of gas meter.
So please add me to the list of people interested in a gas usage api.
A bit late to answer (just got a smart meter installed last week) but I think this would be a great idea. I would probably use the API to include data in a general home automation dashboard, integrating the electricity usage to see if any link to time spent at home or weather information. Happy to be involved in the early testing when it's being developed.
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@GarethMarlow and rgphilpott - I've sent you a PM about this, so check it out when you can! 🆒

Tim
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I'd also be interested in having a play with an API if/when it is available.

Could I also suggest simply making the data for a specified date range available as a downloadable CSV?

I would expect that this would be much easier to implement than an API (mainly because it wouldn't require the OAuth or similar authentication infrastructure that would be needed for the API), and would allow customers to analyse their own data in Excel or whatever without needing the programming skills required to use an API.

Richard.


Great stuff, rgphilpott.

I've passed on your suggestions, and I'm looking to get something together so that 'up for it' customers can get involved in testing these new smart features. Bare with me with this one!

Tim
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I'd also be interested in having a play with an API if/when it is available.

Could I also suggest simply making the data for a specified date range available as a downloadable CSV?

I would expect that this would be much easier to implement than an API (mainly because it wouldn't require the OAuth or similar authentication infrastructure that would be needed for the API), and would allow customers to analyse their own data in Excel or whatever without needing the programming skills required to use an API.

Richard.
Tim - that absolutely works for me!
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Thanks Lucy. In terms of the overall goal of allowing households to understand and control energy consumption so we can meet our climate change obligations, I think that these kinds of mashups are going to be huge.

I'd love to take part in a beta/early access/MVP programme with your development team for this functionality. I understand that you guys are following an agile approach, but it would be good to know how far this stuff is down your backlog.


How about this, Gareth - we’ll drop you a PM and confirm your contact details when we get a concrete time frame on this? That way, you can be at the front of the line for any customer testing we need doing! :$

Tim
Thanks Lucy. In terms of the overall goal of allowing households to understand and control energy consumption so we can meet our climate change obligations, I think that these kinds of mashups are going to be huge.

I'd love to take part in a beta/early access/MVP programme with your development team for this functionality. I understand that you guys are following an agile approach, but it would be good to know how far this stuff is down your backlog.
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It’s in their longer term road map but I can’t give a specific date at this stage - watch this space (but it won't be possible to extract data directly from the meter as this can only be done via a CAD)!

Lucy

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