Development of Arduino Based Iot Metering System for on-Demand Energy Monitoring

By Dr.kennedy Chinedu Okafor


Intelligent energy management strategy for cost optimization offers a new paradigm for energy users in Nigeria. This research developed Arduino based energy consumption rate meter for residential homes using multidisciplinary concepts in Mechatronics. The system features real time demand side management using composite design methodology (CDM). It comprises the metering and cloud server cluster units. The work introduced ACS712 Hall Effect current sensor, Arduino Uno (with ATmega328 chipset), and SIM800L GSM modules to achieve the system functionalities. The design description on editor run-time environment enabled direct debugging in the open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The approach was evaluated through selected case studies and usability experiments. With the latter, the suitability of the system provided an efficient means of monitoring energy consumption with minimal errors. The results showed that when the meter was switched-ON with no load, an output of 0.00kWh was read. By connecting i-core7 Dell Inspiron laptop to it, an output of 10.75kWh was then observed on the cloud web application (real time). The output kept increasing whilst the load was still connected to the meter as expected. Utility companies can smartly provide value-added services using the system, thereby increasing their revenues while ensuring customers satisfaction.
Development of Arduino Based Iot Metering System for on-Demand Energy Monitoring
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Published: January 20, 2017

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Dr.kennedy Chinedu Okafor

Dr.kennedy Chinedu Okafor

Dr. Kennedy Chinedu Okafor is a Senior Member of the IEEE,USA, an Expert in HPC/Cybersecurity. He had his B.Eng in Electrical Electronics Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology,(ESUT), M.Eng and Ph.D in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, (UNN), respectively. He is the CEO of Kswitche Consults, a leading R&D organization in Nigeria and have worked with Electronic Development Institute (Former Center For Adaptation of Technology-CAT), Awka under National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, (NASENI-FMST), Nigeria as a Senior R&D Engineer from 2006-2014. He has various vendor certifications including CCNA,CCNP (Fog, edge, routing and switching), ComPTIA A+, and Server+. In 2009, he served with the House of Representative Committee on Cyber-security and Information Protection Bill. In 2010, he executed a major World Bank project (ICT) in Anambra State. Also, he was the lead consultant in the Biometric Data Capture for PHCN in 2011. He has worked in different areas of advanced digital electronics and computer systems design such as Smart Meters, Cloud SOA applications, Smart green automation with IoTs, Cyber-Physical Apps, Modelling/Simulation of Real Time Systems; FPGA/CPLD implementations using VHDL WARP Cypress, Quatus II, JAVA Netbeans, MATLAB Sim & Riverbed Modeller. His areas of interest include - HPC Design Infrastructure, Middlewares, Embedded /VLSI computational intelligence, Enterprise-Wide Systems, & CyberSecurity. He has about 125 technical publications, and has presented papers in both Int'l and local conferences. He is a Lecturer in the Department of EEE/Mechatronics Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, (FUTO). Professionally, he is a cooperate Member of NSE, NCS, IAENG, AASCIT, CSEAN & COREN registered. He is a member of editorial board in IJCAC (USA),IJACSA,(UK), IJISP(USA), SJET(India), Computer Science Archive,(USA),etc indexed in ISI Web of Science (Thomson Reuters).


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