Development of a real time energy monitoring platform

BAYINDIR R., IRMAK E., Colak I., Bektas A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS, vol.33, no.1, pp.137-146, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This study introduces development of a user-friendly and quite effectual energy monitoring system which has been installed in Electrical Education Department of Gazi University in Turkey and in use since November 2007. The system developed monitors data in real time using a powerful energy analyzer which is capable of measuring many parameters of energy consumed in the building. The real time data measured by the power analyzer are transferred to a host computer via RS485 serial communication protocol and then collected in a database continuously. Thus, parameters of energy measured are successfully followed, archived, and presented as graphical forms.