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Development and scaled-up simulation of an automated electrical energy management system for passageway illumination

Authors
  • Odetoye, Oyinlolu Ayomidotun1
  • Afolabi, Akindele Segun1
  • Akinola, Olubunmi Adewale2
  • 1 Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria , (Nigeria)
  • 2 Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria , (Nigeria)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems
Publisher
De Gruyter
Publication Date
Nov 19, 2020
Volume
21
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/ijeeps-2020-0124
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
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Abstract

Buildings account for much of the world’s energy consumption; thus, it is important to develop ways, not just to harness more of the energy in the universe, but also to make system of devices in buildings more energy-efficient. Occupancy-based illumination is an emerging trend in energy management, but research in this field has mostly been focused on illumination of rooms and workspaces in building interiors. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, there is virtually no literature on the energy optimisation of depersonalised spaces such as passageways. This paper explores the development and evaluation of a controller-based model for illumination of passageways in buildings, where relatively-large number of depersonalized luminaires are usually found and automation might prove especially beneficial. After development, testing and scaled-up simulations, results show that occupancy-based illumination of exterior corridors and semi-covered passages in buildings is feasible, economical, has significant energy savings, and is worthy of consideration for modern buildings.

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