NOTICE:  We are experiencing some communication issues; thus, Sandbox submissions and downloading the PDF forms for team members and team leaders are unavailable at this time.  We are working on a resolution.

Challenge 2 Sandbox is now open!  Familiarize yourself with the Problem Formulation (new October 4), 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.

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 is illustrated below and in the Timeline document. 

Challenge 2 Timeline



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