Datasets

T1-39S

Initial Trial 1 Real-Time Release:  May 21, 2019; Initial Trial 1 Offline Release: June 6, 2019

This Trial 1 dataset contains two sets (Real-Time and Offline) of 39 scenarios, a subset of the 718 scenarios in the full Trial Event 1 dataset. This set was chosen by taking 3 scenarios (easier, medium, harder) from each of the 13 network models contained in Trial Event 1 dataset. (Real-time and Offline)

Here is an overview of the entire Trial 1 dataset:

Network

Model

Buses Generators  Loads Branches

Minimum

Contingencies

Maximum

Contingencies

Transformers Areas Fixed Shunts Switched Shunts Scenarios
1 500 90 200 468 349 422 131 1 0 17 40
2 500 224 281 540 784 786 193 1 5 39 60
3 793 210 568 769 86 97 143 1 49 50 50
5 2000 544 1125 2359 3139 3189 847 1 0 153 18
6 2000 384 1010 2743 2594 2618 896 3 32 141 50
7 2312 617 1529 2156 942 1014 857 18 121 201 122
70 2312 444 1529 2156 1008 1015 857 18 121 201 8
8 3013 865 1793 2836 1957 1968 1290 20 129 405 70
81 3288 379 4236 3421 4563 4650 1455 1 0 23 50
84 4601 408 3501 5135 7075 7094 2180 1 0 17 100
9 4918 1340 3070 4412 5058 5085 2315 31 246 486 70
12 9591 365 6659 10927 4377 4377 4988 1 0 122 30
13 10000 2089 3982 10819 9519 9622 2374 6 99 434 50
                       
                    Total 718

The names of the Network Models available in this dataset are Network_01?-3, Network_02?-3, Network_03?-3, Network_05?-3, Network_06?-3, Network_07?-3, Network_70?-3, Network_08?-3, Network_81?-3, Network_84?-3, Network_09?-3, Network_12?-3, and Network_13?-3, where the question mark symbol (?) can be either R for real-time (used with Division 1 or 3) or O for offline (used with Division 2 or 4). The "-3" indicates the Network Model has 3 scenarios. One of these names must be used in selecting the Network Model parameter in submission.conf when making a submission with this dataset.

Trial_2_A

Released 20 August 2019

This Trial 2 dataset contains two sets (Real-Time and Offline) of 140 scenarios, 10 for each of 14 networks.

Original Dataset 1

Last Updated:  March 22, 2019  (see Change Log for release notes)
Initial Release:  October 30, 2018

The Original Dataset 1 consists of two parts:

  1. Original_Dataset_Offline_Edition_1 with Network Models
    1. Network_01R-10
    2. Network_03R-10
    3. Network_05R-10
    4. Network_07R-10
    5. Network_10R-10
  2. Original_Dataset_Real-Time_Edition_1 with Network Models
    1. Network_01O-10
    2. Network_03O-10
    3. Network_05O-10
    4. Network_07O-10
    5. Network_10O-10

These two parts are the same except for the base case operating point. This point is represented by 5 variables (bus voltage magnitude in pu,VM; bus voltage angle in degrees, VA; generator real power output, PG; generator reactive power output, QG; and initial switched shunt susceptance, BINT)  described in Appendix D.4 of the Formulation. These variables are mapped to the raw file in Appendices C.3 (Bus Data; A2.2), C.6 (Generator Data; A2.5), and C.9 (Switched Shunt Data, A2.8)  This information can be used as a starting point for various algorithms. In general we make no assertion of feasibility or optimality for this starting point. We make no assertion of feasibility for the Offline version but the Real-Time version, which is derived from an economical unconstrained solution, should be feasible but not optimal.

The Real-Time version has a runtime limit of 10 minutes and is used for Divisions 1 and 3 scoring. 

The Offline version has a runtime limit of 45 minutes and is used for Divisions 2 and 4 scoring.

Each of the two parts consists of 5 separate network models with 10 scenario instances each; Network_01*-10, Network_03*-10, Network-05*-10, Network_07*-10, and Network_10*-10. The last two digits indicate the number of scenario instances associated with each network (ten). The * can be either R for Real-Time or O for Offline. The files in both parts are the same except for the raw files, which contain the starting information variables VM, VA, PG, QG, and BINT. The first scenario from each network model is available as a Real-Time dataset in the Sandbox, along with additional configuration information. Please use the Sandbox version for algorithm development before running all 100 scenarios in this dataset.

Associated with each scenario instance are four case files (case.con, case.inl, case.raw, case.rop). Two of the case files change with each scenario instance (case.con and case.raw; also case.inl for Network_10*-10). These are kept in the scenario_n folders (n is 1 to 10). Case files that do not change (case.inl, except for Network_10-10, and case.rop) are kept in the network folder. The file inputfiles.ini in the network folder summarizes where each type of case file is to be found. Within each network folder is a readme.txt file with network configuration information (the number of buses, loads, generators, transformers, contingencies, etc.) and an explanation of inputfiles.ini.

These network models are the same as the ones with the same name in the Original Dataset 2, but with different scenario instances. The same will be true of future datasets such as Trial 1, Trial 2, and Final.

The use of the term scenario is not to be interpreted as involving time coupling or stochastic variation. These scenarios are separate instances and not time coupled—they are completely independent and need to be solved individually. There is only one case.raw for each scenario instance--no separate base case.

Original Dataset 2

Last Updated:  March 25, 2019  (see Change Log for release notes)
Initial Release:  January 8, 2019

The Original Dataset 2 consists of two parts:

  1. Original_Dataset_Offline_Edition_2 with Network Models
    1. Network_01R-020
    2. Network_03R-020
    3. Network_05R-010
    4. Network_07R-020
  2. Original_Dataset_Real-Time_Edition_2 with Network Models
    1. Network_01O-020
    2. Network_03O-020
    3. Network_05O-010
    4. Network_07O-020

These two parts are the same except for the base case operating point. This point is represented by 5 variables (bus voltage magnitude in pu,VM; bus voltage angle in degrees, VA; generator real power output, PG; generator reactive power output, QG; and initial switched shunt susceptance, BINT)  described in Appendix D.4 of the Formulation. These variables are mapped to the raw file in Appendices C.3 (Bus Data; A2.2), C.6 (Generator Data; A2.5), and C.9 (Switched Shunt Data, A2.8)  This information can be used as a starting point for various algorithms. In general we make no assertion of feasibility or optimality for this starting point. We make no assertion of feasibility for the Offline version but the Real-Time version, which is derived from an economical unconstrained solution, should be feasible but not optimal.

The Real-Time version has a runtime limit of 10 minutes and is used for Divisions 1 and 3 scoring. 

The Offline version has a runtime limit of 45 minutes and is used for Divisions 2 and 4 scoring.

Each of the two parts consists of 4 separate network models; Network_01*-020, Network_03*-020, Network-05*-010, and Network_07*-020. The last three digits indicate the number of scenario instances associated with each network. The * can be either R for Real-Time or O for Offline. The files in both parts are the same except for the raw files, which contain the starting information variables VM, VA, PG, QG, and BINT.

Associated with each scenario instance are four case files (case.con, case.inl, case.raw, case.rop). Two of the case files change with each scenario instance (case.con and case.raw). These are kept in the scenario_n folders (n is 1 to 10 or 20). Case files that do not change (case.inl and case.rop) are kept in the network folder. The file inputfiles.ini in the network folder summarizes where each type of case file is to be found. Within each Network folder is a readme.txt file with network configuration information (the number of buses, loads, generators, transformers, contingencies, etc.) and an explanation of inputfiles.ini.

These network models are the same as the ones with the same name in the Original Dataset 1, but with different scenario instances. The same will be true of future datasets such as Trial 1, Trial 2, and Final.