IoT-based electricity energy monitoring system at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka

Meysam Shamshiri, Chin Kim Gan, Kyairul Azmi Baharin, Mohd Arif Mohd Azman


Electricity bill is one of the major operating expenses in most of the commercial buildings and industrial plants. Thus, the buildings’ energy management system is an essential element that should be utilized to optimize the energy usage and hence, contributes to carbon footprint reduction. To achieve this, one needs to first understand how the energy is being used in the buildings before any saving measures can be identified and proposed. Therefore, this paper presents the development of an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled device that can communicate with different digital energy meters through modbus protocol. The prototype has been successfully installed in three locations in the main campus of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM). The proposed solution enables the campus-wide energy usage to be monitored and stored efficiently and economically as opposed to the capital-intensive SCADA system.


Energy efficiency; Energy monitoring; Internet of Things

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