Baycan Vural, Eser Takmaz, Oguzhan Urhan
A Multi-Interface Meter Concentration Unit to Improve Residential Energy Efficiency Awareness
Energy Efficiency, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), Home Concentration Unit (HCU), Smart Home
This paper presents a multi-interface meter concentration unit that can read meters in homes by making use of commonly utilized wired and wireless interfaces. The system developed utilizes Wireless Meter Bus (WM-BUS) and RS-485 interfaces to read different meters such as electricity, gas, water. The measured consumption amounts can be provided to household via Bluetooth interface. A mobile device application is developed for this purpose to show past and current consumption values. By this way, it is aimed to raise awareness of energy consumption in residential usage. Additionally, measured consumption data by the device can be accessed by utility companies via internal GPRS interface to enable efficient smart grid applications.
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Baycan Vural, Eser Takmaz, Oguzhan Urhan. (2017) A Multi-Interface Meter Concentration Unit to Improve Residential Energy Efficiency Awareness. International Journal of Control Systems and Robotics, 2, 67-72