Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is one of the important components to form a smart-gird, which is an advanced power system by combining the power system with the communication systems. This AMI makes it possible to exchange information between operators and consumers for the efficient and reliable operation of the power system through a smart meter or a In-Home Display. However, according to the increase of the demanded information such as the power quality, the accurate load-profile, and the billing data to help customers manage their power consumption, it is necessary to gather more accurate analytical data from each house appliances and transfer it to the smart meter for synthesizing the information and controlling each loads. In this paper, the development of the wireless data acquisition device for the individual load data metering, which is connected with the smart meter for advanced functions, is proposed. AVR, a kind of microcontroller, and Bluetooth are used and integrated into the proposed the wireless data acquisition device to transmit the detailed power data (voltage and current) to the smart meter. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed system, a hardware experiment is carried out including the confirmation of the possibility for providing the more various information by applying analysis algorithms to the obtained data. Also, the application structure of the wireless data acquisition device to gather the data from the various house appliances is presented.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Transactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Oct|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering