The residents had installed solar power generation source at their homes. The South African Government had also supported residents for the same with an intention to reduce the load of power generation of Power Grids and to use the natural / renewable energy sources as much as possible.
After successful implementation of solar panels, the government found that users were not using the renewable power source effectively. So, the problem of unnecessary load on the power grids continued.
To use this renewable energy more effectively, the South African Government was looking at automating the switching of the power sources in different use case scenarios, with the added ability to monitor this power consumption remotely.