Abstract: Smart home energy management system (SHEMS) is the essential requirement of home area network (HAN) in smart grid communication technology. This paper presents the design and implementation of smart wireless sensor node for HEM system. The developed smartmote is used to monitor electrical parameters such as voltage, current etc. and transmits these parameters to the network coordinator to calculate the power consumption of the residential load. The developed smartmote is without microcontroller and capable to receive the controlling command from the network coordinator. This paper also discusses the use of xbee Series 2 module in the development of smartmote.
Keywords: Smart Home Energy Management System (SHEMS), Home Area Network (HAN), Smart Grid, Smartmote, Power Ratio Factor (P.R.F).