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Monitoring your electricity usage

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Another CurrentCost presentation. Updated to put it in a bit of context, and to reflect some more recent hacking efforts

Presented at BarCampLondon6 and BathCamp

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Monitoring your electricity usage

  1. Monitoring yourTitle slide electricity dalelane.co.uk/blog
  2. “smart metering” Smart Metering – WHAT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_meter
  3. Smart Metering – WHY http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6225938.stm
  4. load Smart Metering – WHY shifting
  5. Smart Metering – WHERE http://www.travbuddy.com/
  6. “…The Government has announced that smartSmart will be rolled-out to all domestic meters Metering – WHERE customers by the end of 2020. It anticipates an indicative timetable of around two years to design and establish the full details of the roll-out, followed by a ten-year roll-out period. Advanced metering will be roll-out to larger business customers over five years from early 2009. The Government consulted recently on a draft licence modification to implement the requirement…” http://www.berr.gov.uk/
  7. Smart Metering – WHERE
  8. Smart Metering – WHO google.org/powermeter
  9. But in the meantime…
  10. CurrentCost
  11. Inductive loop
  12. Inductive clamp – Where to put it
  13. Transmitter
  14. Transmitter and clamp
  15. Meter http://flickr.com/photos/abirkill/2468194926/
  16. Data socket http://flickr.com/photos/rooreynolds/2438688453/
  17. Data cable
  18. Data socket – connecting RJ-45 TTL-level serial data RS232 USB http://e.inste.in/2008/06/15/interfacing-the-currentcost-meter-to-your-pc/
  19. think serial Drivers and connecting ser = serial.Serial(port='COM20') ccdata = ser.readline()
  20. <msg> <date> <dsb>00030</dsb> <hr>00</hr><min>20</min><sec>11</sec> </date> <src> <name>CC02</name> <id>00077</id> <type>1</type> <sver>1.06</sver> </src> <ch1> <watts>00168</watts> </ch1> <ch2> <watts>00000</watts> </ch2> Data <ch3> <watts>00000</watts> </ch3> <tmpr>25.6</tmpr> <hist> <hrs> <h02>000.3</h02> .... <h26>003.1</h26> </hrs> <days> <d01>0014</d01> .... <d31>0000</d31> </days> <mths> <m01>0000</m01> .... <m12>0000</m12> </mths> <yrs> <y1>0000000</y1> .... <y4>0000000</y4> </yrs> </hist> http://cumbers.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/breakdown-of-currentcost-xml-output/ </msg>
  21. <msg> <date> <dsb>00030</dsb> <hr>00</hr><min>20</min><sec>11</sec> </date> <src> <name>CC02</name> now <id>00077</id> <type>1</type> <sver>1.06</sver> </src> <ch1> <watts>00168</watts> </ch1> <ch2> <watts>00000</watts> </ch2> Data – annotated <ch3> <watts>00000</watts> </ch3> <tmpr>25.6</tmpr> <hist> <hrs> <h02>000.3</h02> .... <h26>003.1</h26> </hrs> <days> <d01>0014</d01> .... history <d31>0000</d31> </days> <mths> <m01>0000</m01> .... <m12>0000</m12> </mths> <yrs> <y1>0000000</y1> .... <y4>0000000</y4> </yrs> </hist> http://cumbers.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/breakdown-of-currentcost-xml-output/ </msg>
  22. CurrentCost apps – my Python app
  23. CurrentCost apps – my Python app http://code.google.com/p/currentcostgui/
  24. Using with a Slug use Net::MySQL; my $mysql = Net::MySQL->new( database => 'currentcostdb', user => 'dalelane', password => 'myPassw0rd' ); my $insertquery = quot;INSERT INTO currentcostdl (power) VALUES ($watts)quot;; $mysql->query($insertquery); $mysql->close; http://flickr.com/photos/dalelane/2509049808/
  25. CurrentCost bill +=============================================+ Your CurrentCost bill for 2008-5-27 Electricity usage 4.9802 units Cost == £0.4874 Standing charge £0.1582 --------------------------------------- TOTAL COST FOR 2008-5-27 : £ 0.65 +=============================================+ http://dalelane.co.uk/blog/?p=273
  26. Identifying appliances <ccupdate> <WDiff>9</WWDiff> <descr>XBox 360 - standby</descr> </ccupdate> <ccupdate> <WDiff>55</WWDiff> <descr>ThinkPad</descr> </ccupdate> <ccupdate> <WDiff>54</WWDiff> <descr>ThinkPad</descr> </ccupdate> <ccupdate> <WDiff>20</WWDiff> <descr>BT Vision</descr> </ccupdate> <ccupdate> <WDiff>82</WWDiff> <descr>TV</descr> </ccupdate> http://dalelane.co.uk/blog/?p=276
  27. Identifying appliances – Google’s way http://www.google.org/powermeter/howitworks.html
  28. CurrentCost on twitter http://twitter.com/andy_house
  29. Google charts http://rooreynolds.com/2008/05/09/current-cost-charting-fun/ http://knolleary.net/2008/05/05/power-graphing/
  30. Floppy’s system tray app http://www.floppy.org.uk/2008/8/22/some-successful-currentcost-hacking
  31. Realtime graph http://realtime.ngi.ibm.com/powermeter/dalelane.html
  32. Dojo dashboard http://realtime.ngi.ibm.com/currentcost/newmeters/CurrentCost/ccDashboard.html?dashboarduser=dalelane
  33. http://www.pachube.com/feeds/1214 CurrentCost on pachube
  34. http://www.pachube.com/feeds/1490 CO2 from CurrentCost on pachube
  35. Android pachube app http://flickr.com/photos/dalelane/3074171640/
  36. Symbian app http://twitpic.com/1smlz
  37. iPhone app http://andypiper.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/current-cost-monitoring-from-an-iphone/
  38. Arduino http://e.inste.in/2008/06/16/interfacing-the-currentcost-meter-to-an-arduino/
  39. Arduino with LEDs http://www.flickr.com/photos/barnybug/2604903353/
  40. Ambient orb http://knolleary.net/2009/01/05/monitoring-energy-use-with-an-orb/
  41. rrdtool http://www.jibble.org/currentcost/
  42. techtoniq app http://twitter.com/mardibloke/status/1255687045 http://www.techtoniq.com/products/CurrentCostAgent
  43. CurrentCost Live – Xbox Live
  44. CurrentCost Live – achievements Absolute values Lowest single reading Lowest total power use Lowest average use Personal improvements … Lowest percentage of personal average Highest reduction in use … http://currentcostlive.appspot.com/
  45. CurrentCost Live – twitter
  46. CurrentCost Live – twitter
  47. CurrentCost Live – google widget http://dalelane.co.uk/blog/?p=283
  48. CurrentCost Live – television http://dalelane.co.uk/blog/?p=283
  49. AMEE http://www.amee.com/?p=640
  50. “classic” CurrentCost Meters – classic
  51. http://dalelane.co.uk/blog/?p=389 CurrentCost Meters – envi “envi”
  52. What’s next? http://www.currentcost.com/product-cc128.html
  53. Code http://code.google.com/p/currentcost/
  54. dalelane.co.uk/blog

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