I'm new here.

I want to try to find a way to monitor my electricity usage over time. My idea would be to install another meter near the electricity companies. that would transmit back to my PC my usage by the minute. I have a large bill, its a new house to me. Monitoring by counting disk revolutions has proved interesting as has using a watt meter but nothing more

So the idea of monitoring the entire consumption over time was born.

I would appreciate guidance

Nothing that requires the use of a soldering iron.

I have a home network it could link to.

Any help or ideas appreciated