THE PROBLEM: Electricity has become unaffordable for many households. A big cause of this is a rise in electricity prices in South Africa.

THE INSIGHT: If you reduce your energy consumption you won’t have to pay as much for your electricity bill.

THE CHALLENGE: Create a means to reduce the electricity consumption in a household.

THE SOLUTION: An instrument that you can connect to any electrical appliance which can monitor electricity consumption and switch off the power to that appliance using a remote control.

THE IMPACT: A working prototype was created. This novel combination of technology can significantly reduce household energy costs.