Understand Smart Home Energy Skills

You can use the Alexa APIs to report energy usage and manage automation of devices that consume energy. The smart home energy interfaces are intended to help users manage their energy usage with the Alexa energy dashboard. You create smart home energy skills the same way you create any other smart home skill. For details, see Understand Smart Home Skills and Steps to Build a Smart Home Skill.


The smart home energy interfaces are different than other Alexa interfaces. Your skill doesn't support voice user interactions with Alexa. Instead, your skill communicates with Alexa about energy usage and device automation. These interfaces don't define user utterances.

Alexa interfaces for smart home energy skills

Implement the following Smart Home APIs in your Alexa skill to enable users to control your smart home energy devices.

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Last updated: Nov 22, 2023