R Engineering Inc.

PowerPool App

The application is used to "scrape" the current System Marginal Price (SMP) of electricty from the Alberta Electric System Operator's (AESO's) web site and display the price in the menu bar.

This software is freeware. Neither R Engineering Inc. nor Rudy Boonstra warranty this software in any way what-so-ever. The use of this software is soley at the risk of the end user. R Engineering Inc. has obtained permission from the Alberta Electric System Operator to use the System Marginal Price from their WEB site in this application

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If you are interested in a hardware version to "scrape" the SMP price, or other data, please consider the WebTransmitter.

If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact Rudy Boonstra.

Release Notes

Version 2.4 - June 25th, 2013

Updated application to use Apple's Notification Center to provide notifications to the user.


Removed Growl framework for notifications.

Version 2.3 - July 28th, 2010

Implemented Growl (see http://www.growl.info) for notifications to the user.

Version 2.2 - July 2nd, 2010

Added audible alerts.
Updated the help book.
Corrected units in display; gave user ability to choose between ¢/kWh and $/MWh.

Version 2.1 - May 23st, 2010

Incorporated user preferences.
Updated the help book.

Version 2.0 - May 22th, 2010

Complete re-write of the app using updated Cocoa functions to download internet content. Application now operates in the menu bar instead of the dock.
Preference pane has yet to be developed.

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