Simulation of RF Technology Based Power Theft Detection

Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Innovation in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

Year: 2019


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Simulation of RF Technology Based Power Theft Detection

Hussien Alalem , Abdalla Fadel ,Abdalla Turki, Manal Shlibek and Mona Shlibek



No doubt that electricity is an essential thing in our daily life. It has a vital role to facilitate the human life as without it we cannot run appliances in our homes, hospitals, offices…etc. Day by day, the demand of electricity increases rapidly due to its uses. This leads to illegal connection of electricity for those who cannot pay for it. Such theft of electricity from distribution line leads to huge losses for  electricity utilities . Libyan power grid is facing this problem due to huge losses that resulted from illegal usage. This paper is designed to show the simulation by Proteus to design and model  of power theft detection and monitoring using RF technology. The proposed system detects the theft whenever is occurred. It is supposed that at substation side which is pole 1 there is Arduino, and at consumed side which is pole 2 there is Arduino as well. Transferring data from Arduino at pole 2 to Arduino at pole 1 through modulo RF 433 MHZ modules. Arduino at pole 2 will calculate electricity theft and transmit data to Arduino at pole 1 to make a comparison between data. This was done in this paper via the UART interface to the UART terminal embedded in the Proteus. The source code has been shown for both Master and Slave boards.

Keywords: GECOL, Adruino, Current Sensors, RF 433 module, LCD displays.