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Data Collection & Management Services

ACEP specializes in the collection and management of technical performance data from remote and isolated energy systems and offers a host of services that follow the life cycle of data.

Services are available for a number of customers, ranging from project stakeholders in need of independent in-situ performance characteristics of power systems to researchers in need of data for model design, validation and boundary conditions. From highly trained and experienced research staff and faculty, to partnerships with the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) and the University of Alaska Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), ACEP has the experience and tools to meet your data collection and management needs.

The following is an outline of ACEP services and capabilities.

  • Data Collection
    • ACEP research staff and faculty partner with projects to ensure that the needed data to be collected are identified, and that instrumentation is appropriately specified, installed, and commissioned.
    • Available Services
      • Collection of up to sub-second, high resolution data
      • Identification of critical data to be collected given specific project goals and monitoring and assessment needs
      • Data collection plan development, review, and implementation
      • Instrumentation review, specification, procurement, and commissioning
      • Technical assistance, including programming, calibration, installation and maintenance of data instrumentation and transmission components
    • ACEP Know-How
      • Highly trained and experienced scientists, research engineers, and faculty
      • Proficiency with a multitude of measurement methods
      • Expertise in data acquisition in remote sites
      • Advanced prototyping of measurement tools through ACEP's PSI lab
      • Knowledge of best practices
  • Data Analysis and Quality Assurance
    • A critical component to data management is the accurate and appropriate formatting, quality assurance, storage, and analysis of data. ACEP has developed a comprehensive data management system that allows for technically sound, processed data and experience in data analysis.
    • Available Services
      • Identification of critical data needed for data analysis given specific project goals and monitoring and assessment needs
      • Automated, standard, non-interpretive reporting (e.g., data quality reporting)
      • Quality assured raw data with meta information
      • Technical assistance (refinement, monitoring, trouble shooting, etc.) with data acquisition-based quality assurance issues
    • ACEP Know-How
      • Proprietary software toolbox developed for general analysis and quality assurance
      • Experience in receiving ‘bad’ or limited data for analysis purposes
      • Typical baseline data available for comparative purposes
      • Access to UA faculty and computational resources
  • Data Storage and Access
    • ACEP has developed a comprehensive data management system that allows for technically sound, processed data that is securely archived yet easily searchable and accessible.
    • Available Services
      • Data storage and archiving with ARSC
      • Data access through the Alaska Energy Data Gateway
      • Targeted and customized data dissemination capabilities specific to project goals and reporting needs
    • ACEP Know-How
      • Proficiency with large data sets and open data formats
      • Access to ARSC’s vast data storage resources - webspace, database servers, technical support
      • Data conversion toolbox and metadata requirements developed
      • Highly flexible format - Numbers, text, images, GIS
      • University support and on-campus collaboration with similar mission - ARM (SANDIA), IARC, ARSC, GINA