- Server Installation for AMI-SI-HAS has been done at IIT Kanpur
- MDAS / MDM service of AMI system has been installed on AMI-SI-HAS server is collecting data from 19 Single Phase meter and 7 three Phase LTCT meters installed at 19 houses and hostels of IIT Kanpur respectively.
- Load Profile of houses, load profile of hotels power consumption is available, Demand Response and Peak Load Management algorithm are in the process of implementation on the server
- The project will mainly concentrate on the energy consumption and renewable energy usage aspects of the smart bulding.
- In Home Automation we are doing the monitoring and controlling of every device to which these devices are installed. Home Automation System has been implemented using three types of technologies inside the different houses of IIT Kanpur. These are:
- Wifi based communication
- Zigbee based communication
- Z-Wave based communication
- With the devices installed for Home Automation we can find out the power consumption of every device we have installed.
Smart meters are very crucial part of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployment framework. Smart meter deployment will form a base for the information exchange, monitoring and control
between smart homes and the control centre. With the AMI network deployment, the following benefits will be achieved:
Meter Data Management System
- Periodic energy consumption data recording
- Better meter reading and billing system
- Load limiting and control during contingency
- Remote operation of meter
- Prepaid and post-paid options available
- Recording of bidirectional energy flow
- Better recording of energy supplied to grid
- Increase in consumer participation
Meter data management system (MDMS) will store meter data of all the smart meters connected in the smart city. MDMS will have the facility to work with various
communication technologies and open to all types of protocols. The MDMS application will be flexible enough to interact with other DMS applications and billing applications.
The standards such as CIM will be implemented for the data exchange process. The architecture of MDMS will be based on open standards and will support service oriented architecture (SOA).
The MDMS application will also help in load forecasting, peak load management, outage management etc.
IT Infrastructure for the MDMS
The IT Infrastructure for the MDMS will contain the various hardware and software components to support MDMS system. The hardware components mainly contain Data Concentrating Unit (DCU),
Zigbee repeaters, GPRS/GSM modems, WiFi modems and application servers. The software applications such as meter data acquisition system, archiver etc. will be required to aid the MDMS system
for the meter data management.
Home Automation Devices
Information and communication technology (ICT) enabled devices such as sensors, controllers and smart meters play key role in achieving the objectives of a smart building. With the help of these devices, smart building communicates with its residents, appliances (for control purpose), and with the power provide.
They can adapt to the grid's conditions and communicate with other buildings, hence creating active microgrid or virtual power plant. The major components of the proposed smart building are:
- Sensors - monitoring and submitting messages in case of changes
- Actuators - performing physical action
- Controllers - controlling units and devies based on programmed rules set by the user
- Central unit - enabling programming of units in the system
- Interface - the user communication with the system
- Network - allows communication between the units
- Smart meter - offer two way, real-time communication between the consumers and the utility company
- Energy storage and small renewable energy source such as roof-top PV - to fulfil a part or whole of the energy requirement locally.