Design and Implementation of Wireless Energy Monitoring System for Smart Grids

Gazi √úniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Dergisi. 2017;5(2):137-145


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Journal Title: Gazi √úniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Dergisi

ISSN: 2147-9526 (Online)

Publisher: Gazi University

Society/Institution: Gazi University, Graduate School Of Natural And Applied Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Science: Science (General)

Country of publisher: Turkey

Language of fulltext: Turkish

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Measurement and remote monitoring process are very important processes for smart grids. In this study, design and implementation of smart metering system and remote monitoring system for smart grids are proposed. Designed smart metering system is capable of measuring quantities of DC current, DC voltage and power values. In order to convert measured quantities into suitable formats for transmitting wirelessly, a microcontroller-based signal processing system is designed and is implemented. Afterwards, measured voltage and current values are transmitted to receiver unit entitled as energy monitoring center by utilizing wireless communication methods. The communication infrastructure of the proposed system is conducted by ZigBee protocol due to its offered advantages such as being low cost, easy programming and low power consumption. Moreover, an interface is designed by C# programming language in Visual Stuio.Net to monitor received information by energy monitoring center in a real time. The conducted studies showed that the proposed smart metering and remote monitoring system could be efficiently utilized to observe current, voltage and power values of photovoltaic panels.