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Global System for Mobile (GSM) Communication Based Smart-Prepaid Energy Meter Monitoring System

Abigail Dogbe; Emmanuel Effah; Richard Kofi Annan

The increase in the consumption of electricity both domestically and industrially has necessitated monitoring to understand energy consumption patterns and reduce wastages. Also, with the wide capabilities of mobile technology, data and report can easily be exchanged. With the help of GSM-Module and an Arduino microcontroller, this study presents a prepaid energy meter monitoring system that enables real time remote utility-consumer monitoring of domestic energy usage. This system also curbs the present challenges with meter tampering and guides the consumer to be energy conscious. This system is recommended for policy considerations by utility companies since the deployment of this system can potentially improve operational efficiencies.

 

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