A smart energy monitor for compound houses that use one shared meter

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2019
Authors
Saaka, Raymond Andivi
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The project proposed a method of reading individual energy consumption by tenants living in a compound house but share a single meter. The smart energy monitor was designed using ATmega8, SIM800l, PZEM004T, I2C LCD ,SCT-013-000 current sensor. The smart energy monitor solves the problem of bill sharing in compound house that share one meter. The printed circuit board was design ed using Eagle and the program for the system was programmed in the Arduino IDE in c language in Arduino syntax. The proposed method of reading energy from individual rooms using the smart energy monitor was successful. The smart energy monitor was able to read the energy consumed by two tenants on the LCD display and also sent them an SMS to inform them on the amount of energy they consumed at the end of the month.
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Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, April 2019
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electricity consumption, compound houses, smart energy monitor, Pugh Matrix, hardware, electricity bills
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