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Title MULTICHANNEL ENERGY METERS: Multiprocessor Integration for Smart Solution
Journal International journal of Engineering And Applied Science
Publisher Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria.
Issue 2
ISSN 1119-8109
Pages 13-26
Subject Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date of Publication December 25, 2018

AUTHOR(S) Godwin O. Uzedhe and Godswill Ofualagba

ABSTRACT

The number of electric energy meters (smart or otherwise) installed at consumer premises increases with urban development. These meters are developed for single supply purposes making multi-apartment homes and commercial environment to enchanter high metering space complexities. These complexities create wiring, maintenance, monitoring, and billing difficulties that results to economic challenges both for suppliers and users of electricity. This paper presents a direction towards the design and development of multichannel meters through multiprocessor integration. The approach enables multiple independent users to connect to a single supply meter and billed separately through different account entries. The integration method ensures that complex functions of measurement, data processing, communication, and load control are handled at different level of functionality in simple algorithms. The developed prototype meter maintained accuracy and consistency over time for all connected users simultaneously. It is envisaged that its adoption for use will highly reduce metering complexities and improve economics of operation and consumption


Keywords: Energy, Meter, Multi-user, Multiprocessing, Accuracy, Consistency




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