The aim of the project is to monitor energy
meter reading, the cost of the electricity usage,
intimate power cut before shutdown and also to
indicate current theft by sending SMS to users by
using GSM modem and Zigbee system.
The energy meter monitoring and taking of
the readings need man power.
No communication between Electricity board
Chances of power theft.
Automatically calculates the energy
consumed without using man power.
It intimates shutdown time in advance.
Avoids power theft by other users.
provides communication between user and
In this system the PIC microcontroller is used
for efficient energy meter monitoring system.
This system is connected to energy meter
The IR receiver is used to count the reading
of the energy meter.
The value of the IR receiver will be given to
This value is transmitted to the EB section
The EB section uses GSM modem to send
details of energy consumed with charge to be
If not paid before due date, EB section sends
DISCONNECT command to home section via
zigbee. Thus relay gets disconnected.
The power shut down details are transmitted
to the home from the EB section using the
The developed system reduces interaction
between the user and EB personnel.
The system can be modified by using latest
SPI metering ICs which will provide more
Power factor improvement options can be
added in future.
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