Smart Meter Billing and Power Consumption Monitoring System using Arduino Microcontroller
The technology of e-metering (Electronic Metering) has gone through rapid technological advancements and there is increased demand for a reliable and efficient Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system. Now days, large amount of electrical power is consumed daily both domestically as well as industrially and energy meters are meant to calculate the consumed energy to facilitate the billing according to the consumption. An employee of Electricity board that is reader travels for a long distance and
... long distance and take reading manually to prepare the bill. The number of electricity consumer is increasing in great extend. Traditional manual meter reading was not suitable for longer operating purposes as it spends much human and material resources going to each and every consumer house and generating bill is a laborious task and require lot of time. Errors may get induced at some stage of billing like errors with electromechanical meter, human reading errors and also while processing the bills. There are many cases where the bill is paid and then is shown as due amount in the next bill. Manual operator can not find unauthorized connection or Mal practices carried out by consumer to reduce or stop meter reading/power supply. To overcome this pitfalls proposed system introduces new methods for reducing manpower and save the time and also reducing the electricity frauds. Smart meter will be connected to web server through Internet. Smart meter consist of Arduino micro-controller, Relay, Counter, Socket, etc. Arduino port is use to control power consumption and relay will operate the socket. Counter will count power unit. Power supplier will deduct the bill of electric meter through consumer registered bank account which will be optional for those people who don't have their bank accounts.