Energy Consumption Monitoring System for Large Complexes

Jorge, A., J. Guerreiro, P. Pereira, J. Martins, and L. Gomes, "Energy Consumption Monitoring System for Large Complexes", Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2010, vol. 314, Costa de Caparica - Portugal, Springer Boston, pp. 419-426, 2010.


This paper describes the development of an open source system for monitoring and data acquisition of several energy analyzers. The developed system is based on a computer with Internet/Intranet connection by means of RS485 using Modbus RTU as communication protocol. The monitoring/metering system was developed for large building complexes and was validated in the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia University campus. The system considers two distinct applications. The first one allows the user to verify, in real time, the energy consumption of any department in the complex, produce load diagrams, tables and print, email or save all available data. The second application keeps records of active/reactive energy consumption in order to verify the existence of some anomalous situation, and also monthly charge energy consumption to each corresponding department.



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