ComEd Hourly Pricing

The ComEd Hourly Pricing program is an optional program available to ComEd electric subscribers which charges customers a variable rate for electricity supply based on current demand rather than a traditional fixed rate. Live prices are published here and also via an API which we can integrate as a sensor in Home Assistant.

There are two price feeds available: the 5-minute price and current hour average price.

To use this sensor in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: comed_hourly_pricing
      - type: five_minute
      - type: current_hour_average

Configuration variables:

  • monitored_feeds array (Required): Feeds to monitor.
    • type (Required): Name of the feed.
      • five_minute: The latest 5-minute price in cents.
      • current_hour_average: The latest current hour average price in cents.
    • name (Optional): Custom name for the sensor.
    • offset (Optional): The pricing feeds provide only the supply cost of the electricity. The offset parameter allows you to provide a fixed constant that will be added to the pricing data to provide a more accurate representation of the total electricity cost per kWh.