ELECTRICA
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Implementation of Smart Distribution Board for Domestic Energy Management and Regulatory System

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Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

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Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

ELECTRICA 2023; 23: 673-680
DOI: 10.5152/electr.2023.22226
Read: 646 Downloads: 297 Published: 20 July 2023

Technology has become vast as it finds its way into many sectors of life such as smart energy management in cities and energy optimization at home. Automating home appliances in view of the available energy resources posed challenges arising from the available control techniques such as the use of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or manual operation having stand-alone configurations. Also, already existing energy management systems do not make provisions for high energy-demanding appliances, thereby limiting their application which possibly leads to energy wastage. This paper reviews existing energy management systems for homes and develops a system for easy installation in residential settings to mitigate the aforementioned challenges. This design deploys the use of smart controllers to provide varieties of control choices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, and manual control devices; the developed smart system provides energy allocation for both the low and high-energy demand appliances at home; and the system incorporates visitors’ notification system to alert the owners of an event at home in their absence. The prototype demonstration reveals that the system allows for easy scalability and employability in bigger homes, where more devices and power distribution are required. Further works will consider image recognitions and documentaries for the intending visitor

Cite this article as: O.K. Omokere, M. Olubiwe, L.J. Olatomiwa and K.E. Jack, "Implementation of smart distribution board for domestic energy management and regulatory system ," Electrica, 23(3), 673-680, 2023.

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