At the start of lockdown they said use the time to learn a new skill. So I took that onboard and here’s the result.
OctoChargeCalc - https://octochargecalc.energy-stats.uk/
I knew a bit of python as that is the backbone of the energy-stats website API calls, but i’d never written a webapp before, so this has been massive learning curve doing this in Flask framework.
What does it do?
Well you tell it how much you want to charge your (EV / Battery / Heat Pump) in kWh each and every day, tell it the charge rate of your device and where in the country you are.
It then goes away, pulls out the cheapest number of required slots per day for the timeframe selected from the underlying energy-stats.uk database and displays graphs and a short summary of what that amount of energy historically would have cost you on Agile.
You can also select an ‘alternative’ unit price to compare against… ie 14p/unit to compare against the same time frame.
So i’m hoping that potential Agile (or even Go) customers can use this to visualise (in pounds and pence) their charging requirements.
I’ve not yet fully announced this to the world or linked to it from my main website, so think of this as a sneak peak or a live beta test. Very much a slow / phased release.
Please send over comments or if you spot any bugs etc.
Like I said, this has been a massive learning curve and undertaking, so I do expect some bumps in the road.
Any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated.