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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Automatic Energy Meter Reading through Power Line Communication

Automatic Energy Meter Reading through Power Line Communication(PLC)

In most of the places in world wide, Energy Meter reading is done through nominated officials by visiting the residential and commercial places. In this technique, it is proposed to change the existing energy metering by employing the Power line communication technology. Power line carrier communications take place over the same lines that deliver electricity.

This technique involves injecting a high frequency AC carrier into the power line and modulating this carrier with data originating from the remote meter or central station. Power Line Communications transmits data over an existing high voltage power line instead of requiring dedicated cabling. PLC can thus provide an inexpensive solution for transmitting data in a pre wired location.
The solution for residential Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) consists of a host computer, a gateway interface and a low-cost Power Line Carrier (PLC) residential meter. LCD display showing the meter readings, date of bill payment and billing details. The system also incorporates a power cut feature, which can be activated when the consumer doesn’t pay the bill within the due date. The system performances become superior to conventional methods. Now this scheme becomes implementing able with advent fast computing devices.

7 comments:

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

A lot of power companies do this today. This is an excellent application of technology to come up with something useful and cost effective.

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twain23 said...

hi sir i'm a final year student of electronic communication engg and i'm doing my final year project on the same idea as this one but using spread spectrum techniques.can u tell me simple way to update the meter reading to a PC so that i can simulate this data.
thank you

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Lucky Peters said...

Interesting to know you have a material on automatic energy meter reading through power line communication. Please I will be very glad if you can send the complete material to me even if I have to pay! It would definitely be very useful in my project work! Thanks

Yuvi Krish said...

hi yokara . this is yuvaraj from salem.i am doing final electrical engg. i need full paper for Automatic Energy Meter Reading through Power Line Communication. so, kindly send my mail id...


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