Smart Energy Meter

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Snouber, Bahaa
Mona, Khalid
Shayeb, Mohammad
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Energy meter is a device dedicated to measure the amount of electrical energy which is consumed either by residence or business. Now a day, there are two different types of electricity meters which includes A traditional energy meter with prepayment capabilities and the smart energy meter with automatic meter reading connectivity. The traditional energy meters are installed on consumer premises and the consumed energy is usually collected by a person, in a monthly basis. This method proves to be very inefficient as it takes a considerable amount of time and results in a lot of errors. Thus, the smart meter has become the focus of the choice by most of the utility companies. Smart energy meter actually helps the consumers to control their energy uses, allowing them to adopt energy efficient measures that can help them save money on their energy bills. Smart meter has been introduced to solve the problems found in the traditional meters. For example • Traditional meter lacks of data transmission to/from centralized hub. • Conventional meter lacks the ability to display various power readings such as (apparent power, power factor and the reactive power). • Conventional meter also lacks the ability to log the readings for future data analysis The energy meter utilizes a micro controller unit to measure, process, log, display and protects the measurement data. It also utilizes the following circuits • Switched mode power supply. • Voltage and current levels, current or power transformer. • Isolation devices, current and voltage monitor. • Onboard LCD screen, integrated memory chip. We may also construct a small hub d for data gathering. This is accomplished by designing a new android application on a mobile platform. So, the device is expected to perform the following functionalities. • Data gathering. • Data analysis