SCHEDULE CHANGE:  Trial Event 2 submissions will be accepted from July 17, 2019 at 00:00:00 PDT (GMT-7) until July 19 23:59:59 PDT (GMT-7).



The sandbox is a testing environment that allows Entrants to try the submission, evaluation, and scoring process using small datasets. ARPA-E approval of Team required.


Challenge 1 will solve a security-constrained (AC) optimal power flow (SCOPF) problem. Algorithms will be tested on complex, realistic power system models, and Entrants will be scored on how well their algorithms perform relative to other Entrants’ algorithms.


Future competitions, beginning with Challenge 2, are expected to build on the models used in Challenge 1 and may include complicating factors such as solving larger network models, optimizing power flows over both transmission and distribution systems, and stochastic optimization.