The Energy Department has started a four-part contest to gather energy information in order to figure out how to use it, FedScoop reported Thursday.
David Stegon writes the first part of the American Energy Data Challenge is scheduled for between Nov. 6 and Nov. 29 and seeks to collect energy data concepts as part of efforts to develop applications for the public and private sectors.
Robert Brese, Energy CIO, told FedScoop the four stages of contest will focus on energy data that the DOE intends for real-world usage.
Stegon writes the other three challenges will start in the coming months, with the final phase to be centered around initiatives for refreshing the U.S. energy infrastructure.
The first challenge has a total prize of $10,000, FedScoop reports.