A Wireless Sensor Network Based Power Management for Intelligent Buildings

  • Sanika Joshi


The proposed system aims the implementation of smart monitoring and controlled consumption at residential and commercial buildings. The rise in demand of power is increasing as compared to transmission capacity, due to increase in population growth also fuel and coal prices. The major challenge is to reduce the power consumption by optimizing the operation of several loads without causing any impact in the customer's comfort. Intelligent Power Management system is the combination of smart sensors and actuators. The development and design of an intelligent monitoring and controlling system for home, residential and commercial building appliances in real time system is implemented. The system implements the load prioritization and facilitates the real time monitoring of the connected loads based on the predefined maximum load value. The system also shut down all loads when there is no person available in the vicinity. It monitors electrical parameters like voltage and current and subsequently calculates the power consumption. A Visual Basic application is included in the system which will be controlling all activities of the system in user controlled mode (manual mode) or system controlled mode (intelligent mode). This will improvise the savings of the energy which will provide better efficiency and power management in the buildings.

Keywords: Load prioritization, overall consumption, maximum demand, optimum cost of consumption, Zigbee, Serial Communication


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Joshi, S. (2018). A Wireless Sensor Network Based Power Management for Intelligent Buildings. Asian Journal For Convergence In Technology (Founded by ISB &M School of Technology )), 4(I). https://doi.org/10.33130/asian journals.v4iI.409
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