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A Novel Billion Dollar Money Saving Energy Management Software Using NI LabVIEW, India:Student Design Competition 2012

Contact Information

University: National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Government of India, Sector-26, Chandigarh, India

Team Member(s):

Shishir Sarkar , Student, Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India

Faculty Advisors:

1. Dr. S. Chatterji, Professor and Head, Electrical Engineering Department, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India

2. Er. Shimi S. L, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India

Email Address: shishirsarkar1974@gmail.com, divineclassified@gmail.com, chatterjis@yahoo.com, shimi.reji@gmail.com

Country : India

Project Information

Title: A Novel Billion Dollar Money Saving Energy Management Software Using NI LabVIEW


Description:

This project presents a novel concept of energy management software for developing efficient home energy management system. The investigator has designed extremely powerful energy management software by using NI LabVIEW, which is proficient of accomplishing very complex calculations in fraction of seconds, giving the data immediately, hence increasing the efficiency of energy managers several times. This software will also give direction regarding energy saving, energy management, money back period, harmonics, electrical power quality etc.


Products:

NI LabVIEW  software, NI ELVIS, NI DAQ card

 

The challenge:

Today ‘Energy’ has become the essential and most basic need of human being. With the innovation of technology, the utilization of electrical energy is also increasing day by day. The increase in utilization of energy is becoming threat for all the countries as it leads to severe energy crisis. The demand of electrical energy is far greater than the supply in almost all the countries. This can be controlled by either increasing the resources or by proper energy management. Energy conservation, energy auditing etc. are different tools of energy management which are used by energy managers. But the problem is it takes lot of time. Also normal people can not analyze the different energy related data due to its complexity and therefore till now energy management is not being successfully implemented by normal people. Due to this daily huge amount of energy is being wasted. It has become an urgent need to make people trained in energy management so that they can cumulatively save billion and billion dollar energy of the world. 


Therefore the main challenges before the world is:

(a) Save electrical energy at any cost

(b) Make the process of energy auditing and other functions of energy managers very fast so that energy auditing & management may be made popular  among people

(c) Lower down the enrgy management and power quality instrument

(d) Make general people aware and capable of doing energy management themselves

(e) Quality monitoring and control of electrical energy


The Solution:

The energy management software developed by the investigator gives details of different energy management parameters like money back period; monthly energy consumption, billing details, total investment, power quality components  etc. These parameters can be easily calculated using this software and can be implemented very efficiently.


How does project work:

The energy management software developed by the investigator is given in Figure 1 and Figure 4. It has primary input section, energy saving data input section and different output section as given in figure 1. Second part is power quality measurement section given in Figure-4.

Figure -1 (Front panel of energy management software)

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Figure – 2 (Block diagram (VI Code) of energy management software)

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Primary input section: Here 17 different electrical equipments/appliances slots have been given. These are the most common appliances which are used in homes/buildings.


Energy saving data input section: This section is very significant section of the software. This section   gives an extensive details of energy saving and management details. This section has four inputs: Improved rating (KW), Improved Number, improved use (Hr. /Day), cost (Rs.).


Output section: Output section consists of different results like energy used per device, monthly billing, yearly billing, per device saving, total saving and money back time.

To use this software first of all the electrical appliances which we are using presently, is fed in the primary input section. Then in energy saving data input section, the modified parameters are given. After that the software is run. Then in output it gives different energy saving parameters like saving, money back period, old billing and new billing data etc. In this way very easily and efficiently it can be used in the energy management and energy conservation. It nearly saves 75-80% of time of energy managers which increase the speed to complete work.


Power quality component section : This section gives details of different parameters of power quality component like power factor, active power, reactive power, total harmonic distortion, rms voltage and current, active energy, reactive energy etc. This section has also alarming circuit used for protection purpose. This software can be used as an standard instrument for measurement of different power quality component with the use of NI ELVIS and DAQ card and its connection is given in Figure 5 .

Example: To demonstrate the use of this software, a section of library building of the institute is selected. The appliances used are given in the Table – 1. As per table the data are fed in the software. The energy saving data is filled as per the modification we want to make. Then after the software is run and all useful energy management data is obtained in the software (Figure-3).

Table - 1

S.Number

Appliance

Rating (KW)

Number

Use (Hr./D)

1

Fan

.075

60

12

2

Table fan

.075

30

12

3

Bulb

.1

30

12

4

CFL

.012

20

12

5

Tube light

.06

200

12

6

Heater

  1. 1.5

15

8

7

Blower

  1. 1.5

10

8

8

Cooler

  1. 1.5

4

8

9

AC

  1. 1.5

6

8

10

TV

  1. 1.5

4

12

11

Computer

  1. 1.5

20

12

Figure -3 (Energy data output)

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Figure -4  (Power quality component section of EMS)

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Figure -5  (Hardware interfacing circuit of Power quality component section of EMS)

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Benifits of the project:

  • It will immediately give proper direction so that electricity bill will reduce.
  • Improve power provisioning and green engineering.
  • Speed up the process of energy auditing and energy management recommendations outcome.
  • Continuous monitoring of power quality
  • Understand energy consumption at different appliance used.
  • Stop relying on manual data entry spreadsheets.
  • Increase in speed and efficiency
  • Plan out for energy consumption and saving possibilities for specific building beforehand
  • By making this software freely available on website, unlimited people can download this software and use it. It will definitely lead to saving huge amount of electrical energy of the country. This software will work on windows platform and can be used by normal people as well as by the professionals/energy managers.
  • It nearly saves 75-80% of time of energy managers which increase the speed to complete work.
  • It can save million rupees instrument expenditure which is used by energy managers to monitor the power quality components like harmonic analyzers, distortion measuring instruments, energy meters etc.
  • Online monitoring of quality component of electrical energy like power factor, harmonics, distortion etc.
  • Protection and alarming system included


Benefits of using NI LabVIEW software:

  1. It is very powerful graphical programming software therefore it can be efficiently used in the   development of very complex systems.
  2. Standalone .exe can be generated to distribute it globally.
  3. Installer can also be generated.
  4. Run at very high speed and give results at the blazingly fast speed.
  5. It can be run on internet also using website.

      

Project awards and international research paper publication link:


1. International research papaer published in International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering

Website: www.ijetae.com (ISSN 2250-2459, Volume 2, Issue 5, May 2012)

Research Paper Title : A Novel Energy Management Software Using NI LabVIEW

Research Paper link : http://www.ijetae.com/files/Volume2Issue5/IJETAE_0512_42.pdf


2. International research paper published in IOSR Journal of Engineering

(ISSN 2250-3021, May, 2012, Vol. 2(5))

Website:http://www.iosrjen.org

Research Paper Title : A Novel Ultra High Fidelity Power Quality and Energy Mamangement Software Using NI LabVIEW

Research paper link :http://www.iosrjen.org/Papers/vol2_issue5/AE2511021106.pdf

Video link:

http://www.1000finalyearengineeringprojects.in/ni-labview-competetion.avi

http://www.1000finalyearengineeringprojects.in


Nominate Your Professor: (optional)

1. Dr. S. Chatterji, Professor and Head, Electrical Engineering Department, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India

2. Er. Shimi S. L, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India

3. Er. Lini Mathew, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India

4. Er. Sonia Rawat, Director, Advance Scientific Training and Research Organization, Zirakpur, India

5. Er. Ritula Thakur, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India

How to vote for project link: https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-16409

<insert nomination. Does your professor use LabVIEW or other National Instruments technology to make learning difficult concepts engaging, interesting, and fun? If so, nominate him/her as an outstanding educator by telling us who they are, what they teach, and how they make learning a better experience for you.>

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shishirsarkar
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This is an outstanding project on energy management software. As we know the world is facing a big problem of "Energy Crisis". By using this software people can save huge amount of electrical energy and will get proper direction regarding energy conservation. Cumulative use of this software will lead to billion and billion dollars of saving of electrical energy all over the world. Exceptional and outstanding project.

radhikamishra
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Excellent work sir

rahulpandey
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Good work

Tampere22
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First of all thank you for excellent work.I would like to get this one in .vi form so can you give me some idea?

I couldnot figure out what you used for primary input ,Old billing date and VertScroll  in Block diagram.

Can you give me some idea about input and output in my personal email gh_bhim@yahoo.com

Thank you!!!

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