Input Files and Format

The Challenge 2 Input Files and Format description is in Appendix A of the Challenge 2 Problem Formulation.

The Grid Optimization Competition Challenge 2 uses a set of 3 ASCII encoded text files for the input data of each problem instance:

  1. Power Flow Network Configuration Raw Data File (case.raw)
  2. Contingency Description Data File (case.con)
  3. Supplementary Data File (case.json) (JavaScript Object Notation is an XML alternative)

These 3 files are formatted according to common data file formats. Please refer to the Problem Formulation document’s appendices for further detail.