TESTING ENVIRONMENT (open to registered Challenge 2 teams)

The sandbox is a testing environment that allows Entrants to try the submission, evaluation, and scoring process using datasets that are small for quick turnaround debugging and representative of Trial and Final Event datasets for algorithm development.


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


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