Prepaid Electricity Billing System using Arduino
J. Godwin Ponsam1, G. Geetha2, P. Selvaraj3
1J.Godwin Ponsam, Assistant Professor, Department of IT SRMIST, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2G.Geetha , Assistant Profe, Department of IT SRMIST, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Dr. P. Selvaraj, Assistant Professor, Department of IT SRMIST, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 1757-1759 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E6322018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E6322.018520

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Abstract: The World is changing very fast. With the advancement in technology, the needs and demands for various resources is increasing too. Earlier, when the technology was not that advanced. We, Humans, never thought about saving resources and never thought about efficiency, as everything was abundant. However, with this fast growing world and increasing demands, Scientists have started worrying about the Sustainable Development. The pace at which all these resources are being used, soon they will be fully depleted. Already the need for saving the resources like Petroleum and Natural gas has been understood and alternate resources are like electricity are used to power the devices dependent on Petroleum and Natural Gas. The main thing is that we are not realizing the fact that shifting to some other resource like Electricity and ultimately getting dependent on it will endanger that resource too. Today, Electricity is used as a major resource in our day-to-day lives. Electricity is powering every machine used by us daily. From Powering Fan, Ac, TV, Refrigerator to powering microwave, electric chimney, Induction Plate, and even Vehicles. We are overusing Electricity so much that there is a need to reduce its overuse. Otherwise, the day is not far when Scientists will have to start looking for some other alternate resource also. Being renewable resource, it is cheaper and easily available at this moment but soon the situations might change. In today’s Electricity Distribution System, there are many flaws. There is no measure for reducing the overuse, no measure for people not paying their bill, no measure for people who secretly steal the electricity. All this can be solved by using a Prepaid System that will enforce customers to pay before use, so no defaulters.
Keywords: Smart Card, Arduino, Machine Learning.
Scope of the Article: Machine Learning.