For the Maven Power Outage Challenge, you'll be playing the role of a Senior Analytics Consultant hired by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Here's your project brief:
Electricity outages are a growing concern as we enter an age of unprecedented energy demand and climate disasters.
We have event-level power outage data going back to 2002, but have struggled to make sense of it due to severe issues with the data quality and integrity.
This is where you come in.
We need you to consolidate and clean up the raw data, and create a dashboard or report to help us understand patterns and trends around outages, quantify their impact on our communities, and identify possible weak points in the grid.
Last but not least, please explicitly call out any caveats or assumptions you make in regards to data quality issues or missing values.
Don't want to participate in the Maven Power Outage Challenge? No problem. You can still analyze the data on your own. All of the Data Playground datasets are completely free and are available for everyone to learn with. Feel free to dig in anytime.