Towards Smart Energy Technology by Integrating Smart Communication Techniques
Communication network is an integral part of an intelligent based fully automated smart grid system. It plays an important role in the framework of the transition towards the distribution side of the smart grid system. Power theft, Fault detection, Overloading etc. are some of the important issues on power distribution networks. To address these issues, a novel Arduino based prototype model “Smart Electricity System” has been proposed in this paper. It includes a global system for mobile communication (GSM) for effective implementation of the distribution network.
The uniqueness of the proposed model lies in the detection of power theft, where the information is sent to power distribution company directly via an interactive model of GSM 800 and APR voice kit, in the fault detection and its isolation by proper coordination between relay and Arduino and in the overload warning. Doing so, not only electricity is conserved but also the safety of living beings and protection of electrical appliances can be achieved effectively. Modern controllers are used to achieve all these issues for greater accuracy.
KeywordsSmart grid(SG) Communication technology Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) Power theft APR voice kit GSM
The authors would like to thank Vrushali P. Pere, Ritesh D. Bhudke, Anushree R. Dhule, Kiran S. Patil, Madhav S. Gangane, and Kiran G. Bhele for helping to a large extent in the hardware implementation of the proposed work.
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