Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2017

  • 1. Design and implementation of gsm based smart energy meter (sem) for home applications

    Authors : R.bhavani, S.alagammal

    Pages : 431-439

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.81.055

    Keywords : Smart Energy Meter (SEM), ATMEGA 328P Micro Controller, Peak Hour, Tariff, Load centre, Consumer End.

    Abstract :

    In conventional method of electricity billing, the responsibility of billing for each consumer is a time consuming job for the distribution grid. Despite this, the consumer can consciously consume extra amount of power than required and still cease from paying the bill. So, nothing can be done to strict the electric power supply. This paper spotlights the design of Smart Energy Meter (SEM) using GSM Technology for domestic consumers. This SEM would insist consumers to consume power during off-peak hours by providing incentives and thereby help to achieve a uniform load curve. This is implemented by time-of-day billing also known as variable billing scheme in which consumers would be charged a higher tariff for power consumption during peak hours. For these reasons it uses Wireless Peak-Hour Timing Update (WPTU) and Wireless Tariff Update (WTU) schemes. In addition, this system also implements Prepaid Billing which would go a extended way in making consumers conscious of the energy they use and be more economical. This device uses ATMEGA 328P Micro Controller for computational purposes, GSM Modem and RF Module for data transfer and updates. The prototype model of this proposed energy meter was developed and was validated with various loads in our laboratory during 19-1-2016 to 25-1-2016(Scale down period as 2 months). It proves, this device is user friendly, make consumers conscious about the amount of energy they spend and help to conserve the already depleting resources. The automation of billing system eliminates labour resources involvement, hence is more accurate.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    R.bhavani, S.alagammal, "Design and implementation of gsm based smart energy meter (sem) for home applications", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=910&j_id=3610, Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2017, 431-439, #ijltetorg