Electricity is one of the invaluable resources for ages. It is the most fundamental entity for each and every technical process in today’s life. In almost all the developed countries, governments have implemented automated and smart energy meters to monitor and assess the usage of electricity in every house and industry. But in developing countries like India, these systems are yet to be initialized because the proper methodology and cost-efficient energy meter systems are yet to be introduced. Also, the assessor visits each house to read the meter readings, which makes the assessment inaccurate and prone to many other complications. So we propose a system that is intended to monitor Domestic Energy Meters remotely i.e. to automate the domestic energy meters. This methodology employs an Arduino microcontroller module and a GSM900 module without the use of any peripherals such as LDR’s and optocouplers like other automated energy meters do. Thus the system enables automatic reading of the power consumed in an efficient and reliable fashion than the others. The project aimed is expected to receive monthly energy consumption from a remote location to a centralized EB office. © 2020, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.