As part of the Lightsense project, Algolysis Ltd (project partner) has developed and released the first version of the Lightsense Data Collection and Visualisation platform (https://lightsense.algolysis.com). The platform has the ultimate purpose to integrate the processes of data collection, data analysis (from researchers and ML experts), and data/prediction visualisation (by researchers and power network operators). In particular the platform:
(i) allows the researchers to upload and organise the data collected in distinct datasets based on the location the data are collected;
(ii) provides an Application Program Interface (API) that automates data collection and enables data scientists to retrieve those data for training and prediction purposes;
(iii) provides data exploration capabilities and visualisations to allow researchers and operators to get a holistic picture of the status of the system and help them make informed decisions on the network maintenance.
The platform is a live ongoing task that will be enhanced to cover all the needs that might arise in the Lightsense project with the goal to reach a practical and useful tool in the hands of both researchers for future data collection and analysis, as well as network operators for faster response to imminent network perturbations and failures.