As part of the PowerShaper Flex programme, (with PV but not in possession of any battery or EV switching), I have got a lot of benefit from Home Assistant, mainly increased visibility of import/export rate in real time. I have explored the integrations which can be enabled via the user interface. There are a few more things I’d like to try:
I have a smart switch which integrates with IFTTT - but to enable HA to IFTTT comms, I think I need to edit configuration.yaml - and I get the impression I can’t do that under the Powershaper Flex setup? I just need to add 2 lines of YAML to declare my IFTTT key (see IFTTT - Home Assistant). Is there anything I can do?
If I could access the Home Assistant Rest API (REST API | Home Assistant Developer Docs), I could integrate other programmable devices. I have another Raspberry Pi (in addition to the Cofybox) and a BBC Microbit and it may be possible to integrate information from HA on it. Again, I think enabling the Home Assistant API requires me to edit configuration.yaml
Thanks in advance!