Data Research, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Feb  2019, Pages 1-12; DOI: 10.31058/j.data.2019.31001 10.31058/j.data.2019.31001

Investigation on Smart Meters and Revenue Generated for a Year Using Eko Electricity Distribution Company of Nigeria as Case Study

Data Research, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Feb  2019, Pages 1-12.

DOI: 10.31058/j.data.2019.31001

N.T Makanjuola 1* , O.O Shoewu 1 , L.A Akinyemi 1 , O.D Ogunsanya 1

1 Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

Received: 25 October 2018; Accepted: 25 December 2018; Published: 12 February 2019

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Abstract

In the early phase of household technology, delivery of electricity is completely depended on traditional energy meters. These meters play a key role in measuring the consumption of electrical energy in individual households. The usage of these meters has been slowly declining with the advancement in technology as rapid changes has been made to encounter the problems occurred by the traditional meters. The major problem arises when habitants are unaware of their daily behavior. Monthly feedback given to the consumers is not sufficient as the consumers will not have knowledge on how much energy does the individual appliances consume. To overcome the problems of traditional electricity meters, Smart Meters have been upgraded and developed. With the use of Smart Meter data, energy alerts (signals) will be provided to the consumers based on hourly utilization of energy. The primary objective of the Smart Meters is to reduce the energy consumption in the households being installed in. This work utilizes what was obtained from Eko Electricity Distribution Company of Nigeria. The real time Smart Meter data sets are obtained from Eko Electricity Distribution Company of Nigeria?

Keywords

Smart Meters, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Automated Meter Reading, Home Area Network

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