Detecting and Mitigating Methane Emissions at Massive Scale
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is responsible for 15% of global warming. Our mission of finding and stopping greenhouse gas emissions at huge scale is a critical step towards controlling climate change, but it also presents unique challenges. And, as a small startup, navigating the trade-offs between speed, accuracy, and cost in our data pipeline can often be the difference between survival and failure. In this talk, we will examine the difficulties ML pipeline design in cases where information, time, and money are constrained, and how to do so while hiding the sausage-making from our customers, who just want to know where their equipment is leaking, and want to know fast. By using a lean, iterative approach that involves input from every department, including engineering, operations, and business development, we stay focused on creating analytics that maximize value while reducing risk to the company.