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Advancement of technology has caused a rapid increase in modern appliances. The world as we know it is moving from time consuming manual process to a more advanced smart control system. Almost every circuits especially power supply circuitry uses inductors and transformers all of which draws a higher current than specified by the manufacturer. Oversizing or under sizing can cause effect like fire outbreak or reduces the lifespan of the piece of equipment like batteries and inverter indirectly costing more money to replace the equipment. In view of this therefore, this research proposes a smart control system that monitors, regulates, oversees and compares the available energy source and the electrical loads to balance the available energy demand with supply using shedding of loads in critical situation based on priority scheduling. Arduino IDE software was used to design the smart control system for monitoring and decision making, while Proteus software was used for the simulation and analysis using Senate building in FUTO as a case study. A hardware prototype was designed and implemented with electronic components, so as to validate the proposed system control. The results demonstrated that the proposed design allows for well-organized shedding during peak load period in terms of priority. The Smart Control system helped in tracking and optimizing energy consumption to conserve usage in the Senate Building FUTO. The payback period of this proposed system if utilized in Senate building is 2 months. This proposed system reduces time consumption in manually switching off load equipments, robust and reliable.
Total Connected Load Current (CABC), Section A&B Load Current (CAB) Section A Load Current (CA), Renewable Energy Source Current (CRES). Battery voltage (VB)
Dijeh Obinna Chineme , Damian Obioma Dike , S.O. Okozi , Mathew Olubiwe "Development of Smart Control System for Improved Energy Management in FUTO Senate Building" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 5 Issue 7 2022 Page 381-395
Dijeh Obinna Chineme , Damian Obioma Dike , S.O. Okozi , Mathew Olubiwe "Development of Smart Control System for Improved Energy Management in FUTO Senate Building" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 5(7)