This driver utilizes the EskomSePush API to get local load shedding times so that you could program a system to react to upcoming load shedding schedules.
Please note, to use this driver you will need to abide by the EskomSePush terms & conditions which are available by clicking here
This driver will only work for South African Projects and is free in solidarity of our daily struggle... Shosholoza ndawonye
- Get National load shedding status updates
- Get Area load shedding status updates
- Program around the load shedding schedule
- Eskom Shedding Stage: The current National Load Shedding Stage
- Currently Being Load Shed: Yes or No
- Next Scheduled Outage: Time & date of the next outage
- EskomSePush API Key: Intructions included on how to get this (yes, its FREE)
- API Calls Remaining: How many API calls are remaining on the package selected
- Update Interval [M]: How often to get an update from the ESP servers
- Region: The power provider in the area selected
- Area Name: Area name selected from the search below
- Area ID: Area ID used by the API from the search below
- Search Area: Enter the area of the site here (same way you would search in the ESP App)
- Search Results: Results based on the text entered in the Search Area property
- Load Shedding Stage Changed - Load Shedding Starts in 2 Hours - Load Shedding Starts in 1.5 Hours - Load Shedding Starts in 1 Hour - Load Shedding Starts in 30 Minutes - Load Shedding Starts in 5 Minutes - Load Shedding Started - Load Shedding Ends in 5 Minutes - Load Shedding Ended
- Currently Loadshedding - Load Shedding Stage
- Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? - General notifications (announcement on a screen or audio system) - Set an inverter to charge before load shedding kicks in - Why did you make the driver? - Because the situation is dire in South Africa, knowing when the next scheduled outage will be and programming around it can improve the lives of those who use it with Control4 - API Key, what's that? - This of it as an authorization key. Everyone needs one to link to the EskomSePush service
See the Documentation tab in Composer or in the driver download
- Changed the stage number programming conditional from a "String"/"Text" to a "Number" variable so that < = > can be used to compare stage numbers
- Added the following Programming Variables:
- "Current Stage Number" - Current Load Shedding Stage as a number
- "API Calls Used" - API calls as a number
- "Currently Being Load Shed" - Boolean, True/False
- Added the following Programming Commands:
- "Check API Allowance"
- "Update Eskom Stage"
- "Full Update"
- Initial Release