Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Full Length Research Paper

A smart energy management system for monitoring and controlling time of power consumption

Azhar Fakharuddin1*, Ahmad N. Abdalla1, Muhammad Rauf1, Nik Mohd Kamil1, Salman Ahmad2 and Ashad Mustafa3
1Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Pekan 26300, Malaysia. 2Faculty of Technology, University Malaysia Pahang, Pekan 26300, Malaysia. 3Department of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Iqra University Pakistan. Karachi.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 April 2011
  •  Published: 31 March 2012

Abstract

Energy resources and their management is one of the prime challenges to the world especially low economy developing countries like Malaysia where the majorcontribution to energy generation is based on imports setting a considerableweight on the country economy. This overwhelming is causing affliction to policymakers and researchers. Domestic energy landscape has changed significantlyover the years. From being an energy rich country a decade ago, Malaysia is slowand will soon be joining other countries that have to rely on imports in order tomeet domestic demand. Hence, proper management of energy is a crucial issuethat needs to be addressed to support the economy towards a higher growthtrajectory. A holistic approach addressing the issues of energy supply, demandand pricing needs to be undertaken. In this research, a feedback and goal settingmethod is introduced in order to manage the high rise in peak demand. To obtainand monitor the desired mechanism, a high-tech system is proposed thatinvolves some means of metering, display and communication layer having a livecontact with the utility. A new package price is introduced here that might be ofgreat user interest. This design is having an ability to be very effective in terms ofelectrical peak load management and a cost effective solution for differentcategories of users.

 

Key words: Electric power management, digital power monitoring, GSM-SMS technology.