LOW COST FRAMEWORK FOR NON-INTRUSIVE HOME ENERGY MONITORING AND RESEARCH

Lucas Pereira, Nuno Jardim Nunes

Abstract

This paper presents a low-cost framework for non-intrusive home energy monitoring and research built on top of Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) concepts and techniques. NILM solutions are already considered low-cost alternatives to the big majority of existing commercial energy monitors but the goal of this work is to make its cost even lower by using a mini netbook as a packaged solution. The mini netbook is installed in the home’s main circuit breaker panel and computes power consumption by reading current and voltage through the built-in sound card. At the same time, feedback to the users is provided using the 11’’ LCD screen as well as other built-in I/O modules. The meter is also capable of detecting changes in power consumption and tries to find out which appliance lead to that change. It is believed that such a system will not only be important as a tool for energy monitoring and feedback, but also serve as an open system that can be easily changed to accommodate and test new or existing non-intrusive load monitoring techniques.

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Pereira L. and Jardim Nunes N. (2012). LOW COST FRAMEWORK FOR NON-INTRUSIVE HOME ENERGY MONITORING AND RESEARCH . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-8565-09-9, pages 191-196. DOI: 10.5220/0003950701910196


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@conference{smartgreens12,
author={Lucas Pereira and Nuno Jardim Nunes},
title={LOW COST FRAMEWORK FOR NON-INTRUSIVE HOME ENERGY MONITORING AND RESEARCH},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},
year={2012},
pages={191-196},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003950701910196},
isbn={978-989-8565-09-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - LOW COST FRAMEWORK FOR NON-INTRUSIVE HOME ENERGY MONITORING AND RESEARCH
SN - 978-989-8565-09-9
AU - Pereira L.
AU - Jardim Nunes N.
PY - 2012
SP - 191
EP - 196
DO - 10.5220/0003950701910196