FREELANCER.COM PARTNERS WITH THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION AND NASA TO IMPROVE HYDROPOWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY
Freelancer Limited (ASX: FLN), the world’s largest freelance and crowdsourcing marketplace, partnered with Arrow Electronics, one of the world’s largest electronic components distributors, to host the $ 250,000 Automated Maintenance of Protection Systems Challenge for the Bureau of Reclamation secured.
The aim of the challenge is to improve the reliability of hydropower generation by automating tests of safety equipment and reducing plant downtimes. Leveraging the Freelancer.com and ArrowPlus platforms is expected to attract large numbers of candidates who offer a variety of viable solutions.
‘We’re excited to offer the Automated Maintenance of Protection Systems Challenge (AMPS Challenge) for the Bureau of Reclamation, with the world’s largest online talent pool of electronics and electrical engineers, in the largest challenge by an order of magnitude to date – a – a quarter of a million US dollars Prize money. If you have the skills, sign up at Freelancer.com now to get involved, ”said Matt Barrie, chief executive of Freelancer.
With over 2.5 million freelance engineers on its platform, Freelancer has extensive engineering expertise, of which ~ 260,000 specialize in electrical engineering. There are also millions of tangentially experienced experts, including software, hardware, and firmware developers. Freelancer.com has obtained over 13,000 product designs from more than 6,000 designers in competitions on behalf of NASA.
Freelancer built and operates ArrowPlus, the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform for electrical and electronic engineering, which 175,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers access to drive innovation.
The Bureau of Reclamation’s AMPS Challenge will be a two-phase challenge that looks for improvements and / or new concepts to automate the testing of protection systems in Reclamation hydropower plants: a White Paper Challenge and a Prototype Challenge.
The White Paper Challenge offers a total of $ 100,000 with up to 10 prizes of $ 10,000 each expected.
In the Prototype Challenge, which begins immediately after the White Paper Challenge ends, the best prototype will be awarded a prize of up to US $ 100,000. In addition, teams that excel in individual benchmarks will receive $ 10,000 awards for a total of $ 150,000 in prototype cash.
Further information can be found at https://www.freelancer.com/reclamation.
This is the first contract that Freelancer has received under the joint NOIS2 tender for $ 25 million and is valued at $ 365,000.
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Founded in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, power plants, and canals it built across the 17 western states. These water projects resulted in homesteading and encouraged economic development in the west. Reclamation has built more than 600 dams and reservoirs, including the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia River.
The Bureau of Reclamation is the largest water wholesaler in the United States. It provides water to more than 31 million people and provides one in five western farmers (140,000) with irrigation water for 10 million acres of farmland.
Reclamation is also the second largest producer of hydropower in the United States. Its 53 power plants provide more than 40 billion kilowatt hours annually, generate electricity income of almost a billion dollars and produce enough electricity to supply 3.5 million households.
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