Monitoring of utility consumption has been made much easier with the advent of Smart Metering, and devices such as the Current Cost device.

We use the Current Cost Envi console connected to a USB data cable which sends data to our Ubuntu Monitoring server in XML. A Home made Perl script then processes this data and records the information in a MySQL database for further processing and storage. Below are some of the graphs of our data so far.

Further analysis is provided by IAM plug-in sensors and mini-clamp sensors to provide individual appliance and circuit monitoring.

A daily twitter feed is also configured to tweet the daily consumption, CO2 impact and Approx cost.

 

Daily, This Month

 

Monthly Consumption