Tech Mahindra has teamed up with the City of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and USC Marshall School of Business on a new community-based digital initiative, said the company in a statement.

The Community Action Platform for Engagement (CAPE) uses advanced data analytics – including satellite imagery and government energy consumption data – for community-led energy projects. South L.A. Watts and Bel Air – Beverly Crest neighborhoods have been designated as pilot sites for this program.

CAPE, which is part of USC’s I3 Consortium, will eventually be expanded to include areas such as housing, community health, public safety and education, according to the company. Tech Mahindra is a founding member of the I3 Consortium.

The purpose of the platform is to create a marketplace where citizens, community action groups, local authorities and energy suppliers can view and select from available alternative energy options.

[Image courtesy: City of Los Angeles]