—The energy management system (EMS) proposed in this paper uses the communication platform of ZigBee wireless sensor network in combination with the energy parameters measurement and the control functions of safety protection and monitor, in order to achieve the objectives of energy saving, carbon reduction and safe power usage. The system structure is consisted of the intelligent outlet module, wireless transmission module and central monitor and control module. Combining with the energy monitor and safety protection software, the system can achieve seven major functions, which are energy usage monitor, energy usage control, standby power management, circuit loop energy monitor and protection control, outlet overheat protection, electric leakage protection and neutral line over-voltage protection. The system can not only reduce energy losses and improve safety protection, but also benefit for suppressing carbon emission and mitigating the effects of global warning process and climate change.
—Energy management, Zig Bee, energy saving, smart outlet.
The authors are with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:Hong-Chan Chang and Cheng-Chien Kuo, "Wireless Energy Management System for Residential Area," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 529-532, 2013.