First Prize

Energy Monitoring System

The Energy Monitoring System (EMS) provides real-time home electrical usage data to occupants so they can make informed consumption-related decisions. The innovative system features a chipKIT Max32 development board along with two extension boards. A web server provides usage tracking on a circuit-by-circuit basis. It interfaces with a home automation system for long-term monitoring and data logging. The system utilizes custom software written in C using Microchip’s MPLAB development environment and is integrated with the Microchip TCPIP stack.

Dean Boman
United States