ATTENTION:  Trial Event 1 has closed.  Sandbox and Challenge 1 submissions are closed during the Trial Event 1 evaluation period.  The GO Competition Platform will reopen once all Trial Event 1 submissions have been evaluated and scored; estimated date is May 1, 2019 (subject to change).  E-mail will be sent to all GO website registered users once the GO Competition Platform has reopened.


The grid community is seeking a new paradigm for the testing and evaluation of emerging grid optimization algorithms to accelerate the adoption of these algorithms by industry. As a response to the community, ARPA-E is laying the foundation for this paradigm via the Grid Optimization Competition. Success in this competition will require competitors to demonstrate the applicability and strength of new algorithms across a wide range of system operating conditions.

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