Sustainable energy production and consumption are crucial for a prospering life on earth. Decentralized energy production is one of the next big challenges, which will influence the energy production in the future years. The emerging smart grids include an inherent need for communication for monitoring and control purposes in a more and more dynamic environment. One of the major challenges is monitoring the power quality parameters in a decentralized manner. The Freifunk mesh network is an outstanding example for a decentralized infrastructure that could be augmented with grid related functionalities to cope with future energy challenges. The main goal of this project is to enable power quality measurements on OpenWrt. Voltage samples from the electric socket are retrieved at the router. Next power quality parameters are calculated, and finally made available for retrieval over IP networks.





  • Dr.-Ing Thomas Hühn