An IoT-based Real-time Management of Energy Consumption

INOV is featured in the latest edition of the IEEE – Internet of Things newsletter with the work conducted in collaboration with Águas do Tejo Atlântico for real-time monitoring of electricity consumption in facilities for water resource recovery, using technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The study conducted in collaboration with INOV researchers – Professor Augusto Casaca and Professor Mário Serafim Nunes – reveals that the evaluation of Wi-Fi and LoRa technologies used proved to be satisfactory for the environment of the installations, although Wi-Fi allows shorter intervals for measurements due to the higher data rate. On the other hand, the LoRa network is simpler to deploy and allows reaching further distances. For future deployments in other water resource recovery facilities, either technology is technically suitable for real-time energy management and metering operations, and cost will be an important factor in the decision.

The full text is available here.

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