UBI-AMI: Real-Time Metering of Energy Consumption at Homes Using Multi-Hop IP-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
The authors present a system for real-time metering of aggregate power consumption and appliance level loads in homes. The power consumption data is collected by sensors in a multi-hop IP-based wireless sensor network. The data is stored at a central server which prepares various representations of the data to be viewed with a web browser. The findings of a longitudinal user evaluation of their system by seven households testify for a successful design and implementation. Despite, numerous energy efficiency policies and programs electricity consumption continues to grow.