In these days, the major concern for many people is about the amount of electricity consumed in homes, offices, industries, and so on. Energy meter is an electricity measuring device, which records electrical energy consumption over a specified period of time. Thus, the accurate measurement and record of electrical energy consumption has greatly impacted the usage of energy meters.
Since electric power is generated at higher cost, power companies must properly charge customers for the amount of energy they consume. Therefore, an energy meter plays a crucial role in billing the number of units consumed by a user. The information given in the subsequent paragraphs of this paper will help you to understand and calculate the amount or cost of electricity consumed by a consumer.
Energy meters are capable of acquiring, monitoring, processing and displaying all the necessary parameters to produce electrical energy consumption. These meters are of different types based on application usage and advancements in technology. So this document is intended to give an idea and working of various energy meters used or equipped nowadays for billing the consumers based on their energy usage.
This document covers major types of energy meters such as induction, analog electronic and digital electronic energy meters and also illustrates the idea of smart meters, prepaid meters and three phase energy meters. This document will help you to know more about energy meters. You can download this document free of cost with the link attached to it. Furthermore, for any help regarding the practical implementation of projects or intelligent energy meters using microcontroller with the usage of wireless communication, you can comment below.