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Prices don't include government cap?

See original GitHub issue

Describe the bug

I’ve just switched to Octopus last week, and as a result am on “Flexible Octopus” (for now) which contractually showed as 52p per kWh, but due to the government cap is actually 34.23p per kWh. The Octopus app and website both show as 34.23p per kWh, but obviously the API does not, as this HA integration is showing 0.52074225 GBP/kWh

value_exc_vat: 49.5945 
value_inc_vat: 52.074225 
valid_from: '2022-10-17T16:00:00+00:00' 
valid_to: '2022-10-17T16:30:00+00:00' 
tariff_code: E-1R-VAR-22-10-01-H  
is_export: false 
is_smart_meter: true

To Reproduce

Have a government capped tariff. Sorry! I assume this is unlikely to be an issue with the integration and an API issue instead, but I thought I’d check and/or wasn’t sure if you had a contact at Octopus rather than attempting to explain this to the standard customer support.

Expected behavior

The correct price is returned.

Home Assistant Version 2022.10.4

Integration Version v4.5.1

Fresh Install? Fresh install

Let me know if debug logs would help.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created a year ago
  • Comments:15 (5 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

BottlecapDavecommented, Oct 22, 2022


caraar12345commented, Dec 2, 2022

Totally understandable. I’m more than happy to Guinea pig with a “basic” tariff if you need 😃

But by the looks of things - aside from the tariffs with 3 rates (day, night, standing etc) - it should largely match.

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