American International University Bangladesh, Bangladesh


IoT-Based Smart Net Energy Meter with advanced billing feature for residential buildings including solar PV system

This research introduces an internet of things (IoT)-based net-meter monitoring system with an Android app to reduce manual labour for measuring electricity units and raise user awareness of excessive power consumption. A mobile app automatically reads consumed electricity, and a low-cost wireless sensor network for a digital net-meter to reduce human error and energy costs. The net-meter automatically measures by using a microcontroller and sensors to monitor and regulates the user's energy usage and transmits the data via IoT and ESP8266 Wi-Fi modules.

The photovoltaic (PV) panel and inverter will export extracted energy into the national grid. This meter can also be used for load control, over-voltage protection, under-voltage protection, user statistics, and meter tampering alert. Distributors and consumers can access the bi-directional net-meter via a mobile app from anywhere in the world to monitor the entire process. This net-meter can be used for security, such as flame and gas detection, and users will receive SMS/Call alerts.

Top 3 Learnings

  1. It is possible to change the existing metering system.
  2. It is possible to make the system fully automated.
  3. It is possible to reduce the CO2 emission due to the penetration of solar PV system. 
7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
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