This paper has been introduced by IJAREEIE (International Journal of Advanced Research in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) IJAREEIE is a scholarly international journal that publishes original research articles in the fields of Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation.
Smart meters are the key component of the smart grid which helps both the user and supplier to control consumption of energy according to availability of resources .Electricity market is facing great losses due to an increase in cost for generation of resources .The wastage of electric energy again results in economical problem, thus smart metering system has been considered as a good method to make use of energy effectively. The proposed energy metering system consists of energy meter, communication using Ethernet and webserver.A single phase energy meter has been implemented using ARDUINO microcontroller and communication part has been implemented using Ethernet communication. Server and consumer end are implemented in webserver.This meter is able to measure energy and will communicate the data to the electricity board, which stores the information and notify the consumer through SMS messages.
This system allows the consumers to monitor and track their energy usages.Now a days if consumers want to know their energy usages to limit their use they should wait until the electricity bill comes.By using this device the consumer will be able to get alert messages when their electricity usage exceeds certain limit.The information about the energy consumption helps the users to reduce energy usage and therefore save both energy and money
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