Vue Smart Home Energy Monitor | Works only w/PG&E, SCE, SDGE, PPL, First Energy, Ohio Edison, Burlington Electric & Green Mountain Power | Connects to Your Electric Meter | Solar Net Metering
- CAN ONLY BE USED WITH AMI Smart Meters through SCE (Rebate available from SCE), SDGE, and PG&E in CA, PPL and First Energy in PA, Ohio Edison in OH, and Burlington Electric and GMP in VT. CHECK WITH YOUR UTILITY BEFORE BUYING to ensure your utility meter has Zigbee SEP and is HAN enabled.
- LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILL: Gauge real-time spending and get actionable notifications to understand where you can save costs. Zigbee enabled HAN device reads the energy usage data wirelessly from your utility’s AMI smart meter.
- EASY INSTALLATION AND SETUP. Plugin to an electric outlet near your meter and go. Includes DIY instructions, NO ELECTRICIAN NEEDED!
- REAL-TIME ENERGY DATA: REQUIRES 2.4 GHz WIFI WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION to monitor energy use with iPhone / Android / Web app. 1 second data is retained 3 hours, 1 minute data is retained 7 days, 1 hour data is retained indefinitely. Export the data whenever you want in the app.
- 24/7 ENERGY MONITORING: Monitor your home’s real power anywhere, anytime to prevent costly repairs, conserve energy, and save costs. Monitor solar / net metering. Handles home and commercial electricity usage with 2-phase or light commercial 3-phase service. PROTECTED BY A 1-YEAR WARRANTY.
Features and specification
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Frequently asked question
Yup, it goes from blue to green indicating sending back to the grid instead of consuming, and accordingly the amount of kWh goes from a positive number to a minus number.
It actually shows the direction and the NET. So if you are generating 6 kWh and using 2kwh with the AC on, the monitoring will show a green bar, with 4 kWh being shipped into the grid
NO it only senses your electric smart meter
Relatively close. I originally plugged into an outlet in our master bedroom, well within 25ft of the meter, but it couldn’t connect. I moved it to my garage just on the other side of the wall from the meter and it works great.
6 reviews for Vue Smart Home Energy Monitor | Works only w/PG&E, SCE, SDGE, PPL, First Energy, Ohio Edison, Burlington Electric & Green Mountain Power | Connects to Your Electric Meter | Solar Net Metering
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Worked with PG&E in California
PG&E Stream My Data feature page directed me to a page with a bunch of devices that were much more expensive, however claimed they were ‘validated’. This one wasn’t on their list, so I took somewhat of a chance I guess. The install and setup (needed to call PG&E and give them the MAC addr and install code) went smoothly. It’s been working now for about a week and I’m very happy with it as it seems to agree with the solar production reported and I can see usage vary almost instantly when major appliances are used.10/11/2022Verified Purchase
Simple whole-house energy monitor
I love that this product requires no wires and is able to provide nearly instantaneous whole house power measurements to my phone! Our PG&E Meter was already compatible and It took 15 minutes on the phone with PG&E to get it paired over Zigbee and enabled. After an automated software update later that evening, it started reading back power data in second by second, per minute, per hour, and per day. It’s been extremely reliable over the past 2 months it’s been running.
I am now using a Raspberry Pi with the Python API someone posted in GItHub to monitor the per minute and per hour power to determine when our solar panels are generating excess power for the house. I then use this data to set an EV charger so that it only charges the car with excess solar generation instead of pulling any power from the grid to charge the car!08/31/2022Verified Purchase
BASIC functionality, but it works
Bought it because the Tesla app showed bogus powerwall / solar / grid numbers.
Was a bit of work to ‘provision’ ie get the MAC addr added to my electricity company account
PG&E (Spent 10 mins on the phone)
Now it shows instantaneous usage. My only complaint is the home screen shows the absolute value of the power (whether sending to the grid or receiving from the grid). The graphs tab has the correct sign to signify export or import.
Overall solid product. Would recommend.07/07/2022Verified Purchase
It works but for GMP you have to call them to activate it.
So, this is for a home that is in GMP area. I got the system configured up to the point of being connected to the GMP side. That is when it went sideways a little. When I called GMP they didn’t really know who to send me to … turns out there are only three people that know what these things are :p So, when you call in explain to the person that you need to connect to their ZigBee sender and ask from some who trouble shoots the meter reading. Then you hopefully will get passed to the right person. I can’t speak to the other power companies but GMP is pretty helpful, you just have to ‘keep at it’ till you get to the right folks. That said my low rating on the install has nothing to do with the device itself … but rather the fact that GMP doing their side was much more involved and if one wasn’t an embedded software programmer … you might never have gotten this figured out. That said, part of the reason why this is so hard for GMP to deal with is that each one of these devices is a ‘snow flake’ in their system. So back a decade or so ago they actually gave them out for free … there was very little up take and so … it kind of got put on the shelf. Anyhow, once the device is configured and they have your info entered into the system … it works great 🙂 So, stick with it and you can have a very nice view of you total energy consumption without having to install anything in your panel ( I have done that install for a few different products and it is a pain and you want an electrician to do it ).05/03/2022Verified Purchase
Keep track of your energy usage!
Such a great device! Electricity is always one thing we all use and it seems that we don’t pay attention to what we spend on electricity until the bill comes.
This device will tell you in real time how much energy you are using and by turning things on and off you can get a estimate on how much power your devices really use.
I enjoyed this device so much that I bought one for my parents that have always been struggling with $400 electric bills and with the device they saw massive power draws roughly every 20 minutes in the expensive peak timing. While putting the two together they realized it was the electric water heater. Since than they have adjusted it to run more efficient but this device gave them the tools to pinpoint their usage.
I run this on SCE and my parents run it with SDGE. If you have any remote interest of monitoring your energy usage this device is a dream!05/03/2022Verified Purchase
Outstanding energy monitor. Easy install and use.
This great little monitor interfaces with the Smartmeter for real time information on energy usage. Easy to install but follow the instructions carefully. Ease to use. You can set your monthly billing date in the app to confirm total KwH usage to PG&E billing.
Real time information makes it easy to see how many watts are drawn by any electrical device or appliance.
My home draws 200 watts while ‘idle’, which is when all lights and appliances are off. This ‘idle’ amount is just from all the things we don’t think about like TV’s on standby, cordless phone bases, clocks, wall transformers, etc.
When the refrigerator starts I can instantly see +200 watts, AC +2000 watts, light bulb +60 watts, etc.
Go around the house and manually turn on/off various loads and learn how many watts each one uses.04/11/2022Verified Purchase