The sandbox is a testing environment that allows Entrants to try the submission, evaluation, and scoring process using small datasets.


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.

Coming Soon

Challenge 2 will expand 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.