Automated Energy Meter and Controller for Rural Residential Structures

Robert R. Bacarro, Alexis P. Espaldon, Analyn S. Morite

Abstract


The project was conceived in order for the consumers to control and manage their electric consumption. The system was programmed to limit the use of electricity based on the energy management system and the consumers' capacity to pay. The study applies developmental research for designing and developing the system. For data analysis, Proteus 7, Arduino Uno microcontroller, electronic components and devices as well as frequency count, mean, and standard deviation were utilized. The result of this study shows that most of the low- income household can aord to have electric bill ranging from P500-P1,000. The energy meter can measure and control the power consumptions at the same time the energy controller can program the use of AC loads in a given household. Likewise, the source codes loaded to the microcontrollers were able to implement the desired function of the system. Based on the evaluation it has a satisfactory performance in terms of performance, durability, and reliability.

Keywords


embedded system, electric meter, energy controller, energy management

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