[ubuntu-uk] advanced metering reader software (electricity)

Andrés Muñiz Piniella andresmp at gmail.com
Mon May 13 23:07:26 UTC 2013


Do any of you know of a simple  (FLOSS) advanced metering software? I am particularly interested on one that can "catch" the wifi signal that is already being sent with my electricity consumption (kwh) to a stand alone device that sits at home. I would like to pick it up on my laptop.

I tried searching online and I only found that there seems to be some set of international standards [1], a crowd sourcing project that caught my eye [2] and a science paper [3].

The project [2] caught  my eye because it makes your home into a smart home. I was very interested by it because the central computer seemed to be gnu/linux. The rest of it is not open source: at the most they said that they might publish some API. This lost my interest because it seems to need acess to your home router and I felt a bit uneasy on this bit. 


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Metering_System
[2] http://www.ulule.com/wattio/
[3] http://www.academicjournals.org/JEEER/PDF/Pdf2011/Aug/Ananthapadmanabha%20et%20al.pdf

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