Challenge 2 Sandbox is now open!  Familiarize yourself with the Problem Formulation (new November 24), Input Files and FormatsOutput Files and FormatRulesScoring, and the Timeline (summarized below).  Only members of Challenge 2 registered Teams may submit. Challenge 1 teams must reregister as Challenge 2 teams.

The full set of 12 network models and 38 cases can be downloaded and used in Sandbox submissions. Version 6, which fixes some cost function and transformer tap issues, was posted Nov. 22, 2020.

See References/Time Limits for new information about time limits.

Watch Lane Genatowski, ARPA-E Director, talk about Challenge 2 on YouTube.

Announcing Challenge 2

Challenge 2

Challenge 2 is expanding upon the SCOPF problem posed in Challenge 1 by adding adjustable transformer tap ratios, phase shifting transformers, switchable shunts, transmission line switching, price-responsive demand, ramp rate constrained generators and loads, and fast-start unit commitment.

Timeline:  The Challenge 2 competition timeline updated November 2, 2020, is illustrated below and in the Timeline document. 

Challenge 2 Timeline



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