Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-6
Bharath University, Chennai - 600073, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Controlling and monitoring the electrical grids from theft of power and high usage of power than the allotted is difficult and hard. Considering the above problem, a real time system using wireless sensor network is designed that detects when a user crosses the load limit or a theft occurs in the power line. Power can be distributed more efficiently to industries without crossing the load demand. The maximum load usage is specified by the Electricity board - EB according to which this system is designed. Each current transformers and potential transformers are incorporated with the developed system and if in any line, more than the specified power is drawn then a buzzer is set and will turn off till the user reduce the power consumption. The same will be alerted to the electricity board about the power violation. If the load usage is not reduced by the user after the buzzer is set, then the particular line that overdraws power will be shut down and an alert will be sent to the EB office about the same preventing the shutdown of the whole system.
Keywords: Ad-hoc Networks, Maximum Demand Control, Power Grid Control, Radio Transceivers, Wireless Sensor Networks
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