Nathan Greenhut started the topic Request for No Power, No Cry – Can big analytics solve our infrastructure problem? in the forum Smarter Government: Analytics to Outcomes 7 years, 8 months ago
After being stuck with no electricity for days (“Sleepless with no Electricity”), I started using analytics to see if I could come up with some ideas that would be revenue positive and help to solve the Big Infrastructure problem (Definition below). Below are my ideas at this point. Now, I need some Small or Big Data to support these ideas or some new ideas. Please help me add to the list and find the Right Data!
List of ideas I had would help out, save some money and cut down on wasted gas/energy: 1) Solar/Wind energy generation requirements for gas stations, so they can continue pumping gas. 2) Portable solar generators, so people do not have to be without electricity. Also would help to defray energy costs right away. Would help in floods to power pumps or houses that are without electricity. Could be rented out for events if not being used due to seasonality. 3) A new bridge from Jersey City to New York City Battery Park with train/monorail access. Higher speed and charge a premium to get into and out of New York City quicker and more energy efficiently. 4) Solar/Wind energy requirements for food stores, so that food doesn’t go bad if there is no power. And so that people can get food during outages. 5) A couple of new barges to move 30 buses at a time from Jersey City/Hoboken to New York City with more drop off points in New York City to avoid tunnel traffic.
Big Infrastructure (Definition)
Older infrastructure (20 – 30 years old) that needs modernization to keep up with demands of citizens and minimize the risk of human or natural disasters. Small and Big Data is needed to prove out ideas that are revenue and energy positive, so that we don’t lose money or the environment.
Please add to the list and point us to some more data that we can use to prove out the ideas above or that people think of.
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