BS in Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Department
The purpose of our senior project, Enterprise Smart Outlet, is to create an electrical outlet which will allow enterprise users to monitor and change their power consumption habits on a large scale. The initial goal of this project is to allow consumers to see their power consumption per outlet in real time, and then using that information conform their future habits to help them conserve electrical energy, and more importantly, money. Three requirements for our project to meet our initial goal are, the outlet will work in a standard electrical outlet and be completely compatible with current electrical standards, the outlet will be easy to setup and monitor power consumption, and even recommend times when the outlet could be turned off the help save electricity, and third the device itself will consume a fraction of the amount of energy that the outlets are saving. Through the creation of our Enterprise Smart Outlet, we are hoping to help consumers be more informed about their energy consumption and use that information to shape future energy consumption habits.