The jury of 12è premi de valorització de la recerca grants a Special mention to the project Data Science Techniques for non-technical loss detection in energy consumption from professor Josep Carmona, from Process and Data Science (PADS) Group – ALBCOM.
The project, developed for Naturgy (formerly Gas Natural Fenosa) tackles the problem of non technical loss (NTL) in energy distribution (gas and electricity).
The aim of this collaboration is to develop techniques, methodologies and applications in order to change the way the enterprise faces NTL detection in gas and electricity consumption. This has meant the design and architecture of a data model, adapting techniques of academical data science to a reality of raw data, and adding techniques to allow Naturgy personnel to understand the results, simplifying and optimizing its search.
The jury has assessed it for being and project which offers a technological solution that can have a good market trajectory, scalable, monetizable, with high economical and social impact to sector enterprises, and with the possibility of a quick growth.