Using EmonPi to control AC units

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I am looking for a way to control 20 or more AC units using an emonPi to manage power demand. Our customer is charged for power based on 15 minute demand peaks for 3 different time of use periods. We are looking for a way to control the AC units using an infrared link. There are several commercially available modules that bridge WiFi to IR, one of these companies has offered the API information so that we could use any device capable of sending TCP over WiFi to control the AC units.

Has anyone tried to use an emonPi in this type of an application? emonPi >> Wifi >> IR

Any help is much appreciated.

It looks like a ‘no’, I’m afraid. I can’t remember anyone ever mentioning IR, other than for reading energy meters.