Building of smart plugs to energy efficiency in the residence load management Conference Paper uri icon


  • It is known that electrical energy consumption is higher during the day than at night.This is a challenge to balance the consumption levels because when the consumption is high at night, it does not have energy production to supply and the tariff usage is cheaper. Aspiring to avoid the users consuming too much electrical energy and work on this usage control during the night, the present work aims to develop smart plug modules that could self-manage power in residence utilizing the minimum of grid energy. In this sense, the modules may use the overproduction of energy coming from generator systems (such as photovoltaic panels), eliminating the necessity of battery usage. Sometimes, the power supply could provide different values of current, consequently, the use of this electric energy needs to adapt according to the production. Therefore, the final objective is to build an intelligent electrical management system that works on energy efficiency.

publication date

  • January 1, 2022