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, stochastic optimization, leveraging power flow control devices, increased model detail (node/breaker, substation/protection models, etc.) and/or including unit commitment. Challenge 2 will likely also focus on OPF, with some of the above complicating factors, and will likely disburse fewer awards in increased amounts for the winning Entrants. ARPA-E reserves the right to revise plans for Challenge 2 or future challenges to follow.
Start Date: After the end of Challenge 1 (Projected; Subject to Appropriation of Funding)