Challenge 2 Sandbox submissions are open. 

Version 7 of the Sandbox  datasets, in preparation for Trial 2 (posted March 5, 2021), are available from the Sandbox Dataset page in the C2_Sandbox section.

Trial 1 results are now availableAll Trial 1 datasets may be run with a Sandbox submission; the synthetic datasets may be downloaded but not the industry ones.

Familiarize yourself with the Problem Formulation (updated February 19, 2021), Input Files and FormatsOutput Files and FormatRulesScoring, and the Timeline (summarized below; updated January 29). 

See References/Time Limits for information about time limits.

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 January 29, 2021, is illustrated below and in the Timeline document. 

Challenge 2 Timeline



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