Steadily rising of electricity cost for a number of years and issues regarding climate change have become major issues throughout the world. Eventually, individuals are beginning to reduce their electricity consumption to minimize electricity bills and carbon footprint. Various effort, such as introducing energy awareness campaigns and honing renewable energy researches, are conducted as an approach to reduce electricity usage. One of the area of energy research and studies, the Demand Side Management (DSM), is seen to provide a viable solution to the said problems.
DMS is a method to adjust the load profile of a consumer. It may consist of peak load clipping, load adjustment, load reduction etc. However, while most DSM methods have been applied or proposed, not all are effective in reducing energy consumption of a particular user. A specific DSM method may reduce energy consumption of one consumer but may not be effective for another. For example, a consumer who uses a lot of lighting in his building may fiund replacing all his conventional lighting into CFL would reduce his electricity bills significantly as compared to the user who uses small lighting. Thus the effectiveness of a particular DSM program depends on how consumers use their electrical appliances. As a response to this urgency, a DSM lab is established in UTM under the CEES department. In this lab, all DSM equipments and simulation tools will be focused on doing DSM-related research, simulation, testing, and studies.
|Extech Hot Wire Thermo-AnemometerWith Data Logger MP120E||Extech CFM/CMM Thermo-Anemometer HD300||Kimo Instruments Electronic Manometer|
|Kimo Instruments Air Quality AQ100||Extech Humidity/Temperature Data Logger||Bacharach Portable Combustion Analyzer PCA3|
|Pu Chek HVAC Advanced Refrigerant Identifier||Dynasonic Ultrasonic Dlow Meter UFX||Extech Lux Meter 45170|
|Power Quality Analyzer KEW 6310||Amprobe AM 530-Multimeter|
|Hand Drill (Bosch GSB 18-2-LI)||Flexible Clamps||Tool Box Kit (Proskit Box)|
Investigate the cause of frequent pump motor burns and trip (SAJ MUAR) 2020.
CSR Energy audit at SMK Taman Universiti (2020)
- Energy saving project at Ranhill SAJ (2019)
Other Laboratory Activity
Power Quality Audit
Research and consultancy with industry and government agencies
Partners and Colaboration
Dataran Berlian Sdn. Bhd
Advanced Power Solutions (APS)
Trastech Sdn. Bhd
Suruhanjaya Tenaga, Power Quality Baseline Study Project