Project Results: The team gathered electrification ground-truth data for over 36,000 villages in the Indian state of Bihar, and also collected measurements relevant to electricity consumption for those villages including lights at night data and irrigation metrics. They also created an Amazon MTurk tool that crowdsourced the annotation of key electricity indicators (such as power plants and transmission lines) in imagery data.
Project Manager: Boning Li
"The Data+ team created two new datasets that we'll immediately deploy as a part of our core research efforts and will serve as the basis for an upcoming Bass Connections in Energy project. The outputs will be used towards two new research projects on energy infrastructure and access in developing countries, and will serve as the ground truth data for developing machine learning techniques for identifying energy infrastructure and access. The students were fantastic - hardworking, passionate about their work, and all-around wonderful people to work with." — Kyle Bradbury, Lecturing Fellow and Managing Director, Duke Energy Data Analytics Lab