LIVE ENERGY METER READING - CONTINUOUS MONITORING AND ANALYSIS USING THINGSPEAK
The current energy meters do not provide any provision to monitor continuous reading about our electricity consumption. Even the provision for automatic billing system is inefficient. Recently developed automatic meter systems uses the GSM modem for transferring the data from the user to provider over particular time through SMS. It has several disadvantages that the cost of the SMS is comparatively high and does not provide continuous monitoring. However, the designed energy meter uses GPRS to transfer the data continuously. When compared to SMS facility, the cost of GPRS is low at continuous monitoring. There is no need for a person to visit every home at the end of the month for checking the unit consumption. In recent years, the numbers of smartphones and computer users have increased drastically. The users can view their current energy meter reading through the web link thingspeak.com and also pay their Electric bills through the internet. The users and providers can also monitor their energy meters online, and they are also given an option of paying the bill online. Using this system, the users will be aware of the electricity usage in his/her home. Even the provider can remotely cut the supply of the user who is not paying electricity bill in time by visiting their host page. Once the bill is paid the provider can resume the power supply. With some modifications, we can track the energy consumption of any industrial plants, offices, educational institutions, and corporates companies and hence this system may help them to save the power consumption to a greater extent.
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