NodePM: A remote monitoring alert system for energy consumption using probabilistic techniques

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an intelligent method, named the Novelty Detection Power Meter (NodePM), to detect novelties in electronic equipment monitored by a smart grid. Considering the entropy of each device monitored, which is calculated based on a Markov chain model, the proposed method identifies novelties through a machine learning algorithm. To this end, the NodePM is integrated into a platform for the remote monitoring of energy consumption, which consists of a wireless sensors network (WSN). It thus should be stressed that the experiments were conducted in real environments different from many related works, which are evaluated in simulated environments. In this sense, the results show that the NodePM reduces by 13.7% the power consumption of the equipment we monitored. In addition, the NodePM provides better efficiency to detect novelties when compared to an approach from the literature, surpassing it in different scenarios in all evaluations that were carried out. © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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Filho, G. P. R., Ueyama, J., Villas, L. A., Pinto, A. R., Gonçalves, V. P., Pessin, G., … Braun, T. (2014). NodePM: A remote monitoring alert system for energy consumption using probabilistic techniques. Sensors (Switzerland), 14(1), 848–867. https://doi.org/10.3390/s140100848

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