This project exposes the current load status on the electric power grid in Egypt as a web service (or an API) so other developers can build other applications on top of it.
Most probably yes! But even if it is not, it is official, i.e. this is the officially publicly availed data by the government.
Unfortunately, no! We are limited by the data provided by EGYPTERA's load meter. They only provide the current load status across the whole Egypt's electric power grid.
This web service or API only provides the current load status on the electric grid in Egypt.
It does not necessarily reflect power outages. It is more likely power will go out if the load meter shows the load is in the danger zone rather than the safe zone. But being in the safe zone does NOT mean power won't go out too!
It is worth noting that power in Egypt, as many other things, doesn't always comply with logic!
Ironically, because power was out in most of the country, there was no electric consumption at all, thus there was no load whatsoever on the network and the load meter was as green as a forest!
Yes! We have a cron job that runs every ten minutes and saves a reading into our database.
Those readings are used to populate the load distribution graphs in the history section
of the website.
We plan on expanding the API as soon as possible to expose this historical data as well.
I have no idea! Hopefully, yes!
Yes! You can find it on Github.
The source code for the scarping part of the project is licensed under a GNU General Public License Version 2.0. The API service doesn't have a license yet.
You can email the maintainer on firstname.lastname@example.org.