Principal Investigator: Dr. J G Singh
Area of activity: Electricity consumption monitoring infrastructure assessment
Background and rationale: Electrical energy foot-print denotes electrical energy consumption in a location-wise basis, shown on a satellite image and made available online helping the user to access and be informed of the electricity consumption at locations of their concern. Proper monitoring of energy consumption is the first step towards energy saving. Without an estimate of how much is being used, saving opportunities cannot be concluded. Regular and correct, information of energy consumption can help users be aware of their own contribution to the usage and wastage of our most precious currency, energy.
Objective: This project aims at conducting the electrical energy map of AIT, including both residential and academic area, along with the identification of locations for the placement of electricity metering devices, acquiring the devices and installing them. The project also aims at providing an online interface that will provide the user with a satellite image of AIT that shows location wise the electrical consumption in the campus.
Methodology: The following steps define the methodology that will be followed for the implementation of the project.
Expected output and impact:
How this project will contribute to AIT: A living sustainability laboratory: This project is a focal indicator of responsible energy usage of individuals in an organization. It helps to identify over draw of energy and lower the cost-effectively and sensibly. The calculation results can be used in strategic and operative planning, constructing an energy efficient system and planning for cost savings. It promotes positive, energy conscious company image and can boost the marketing of an organisation and its services.