ESP EskomSePush is an Android application that helps South African users monitor loadshedding schedules. It aggregates publicly available data and makes it accessible to everyone.
Loadshedding, a term widely used in South Africa, refers to the planned blackouts implemented by the power utility to manage the supply and demand of electricity. This app simplifies the process of staying informed by providing notifications and updates directly to the user’s phone.
Schedules and alerts
One of the app’s key features is its ability to send out push notifications. These alerts inform of impending loadshedding in your area. Thus, giving a heads-up on the current status and any changes in the schedule.
You can receive reminders set to your preferences, such as 55 or 15 minutes before your area is due to be affected by loadshedding. This helps prepare in advance, whether it means charging devices or adjusting plans accordingly.
ESP EskomSePush covers a wide range of areas including direct Eskom customers and various municipalities like the City of Cape Town, the City of Tshwane, and many others. It is possible to add more than one area and monitor multiple locations simultaneously.
- helps South African residents stay informed on loadshedding schedules;
- you can add and monitor multiple areas at once;
- it is possible to get alerts, just like on ABC 7 Chicago;
- app is free to download and use;
- compatible with current Android versions.