Development of AMI for Efficient Distribution and Control of Electrical Energy for Smart Grid

A. K. JUSEJA, M. A. SHAH, S. A. SOOMRO

Abstract


Energy crisis is increasing day by day. Its main reasons are lack of electricity generation, inefficient distribution and theft of electricity as cited by Bhatti et al., (2012). The concept of Smart grid overcomes such problems and provides efficient distribution of electricity as cited by Anas et al., (2012). One of the key components of smart grid is AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure). The main aim of this research is to develop a prototype model for AMI and observe its performance. Research methodology applied in this paper is to develop a smart meter, centralized server and communication link between smart meters and a server. The developed AMI system can perform three major functions, i.e. Automatic meter reading (Telemetry), Pole Mounted Transformer protection (Controlling) and Theft Detection (Monitoring). This AMI model can be used in smart grids to provide efficient and cost effective electricity.

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