BPN505: Deployment of Wireless Stick-On Circuit Breaker PEM AC Sensors for the Smart Grid


The electric power consumption of the entire Berkeley campus ranges from 18MW to 30MW,of which Cory Hall, the Electrical Engineering building, comprises from 3% to 5%. Presently, the power entering the building is metered monthly at the primary terminals of its 12.4 kilovolt distribution step-down transformer. In order to increase energy efficiency and to experiment with, and further develop, our miniature electrical sensors, we are in the process of installing proximity sub-metering of loads accessed through a standard circuit breaker panel to which miniature proximity-based current sensors have been attached. We have made a two-minute video, available from the BSAC website, demonstrating the sensors in action.

Project end date: 02/06/15

Richard Xu
Publication date: 
August 13, 2014
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive)
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