OPEN TESTING ENVIRONMENT
The sandbox is a testing environment that allows Entrants to try the submission, evaluation, and scoring process using small datasets.
Challenge 1 will solve a security-constrained (AC) optimal power flow (SCOPF) problem. Algorithms will be tested on complex, realistic power system models, and Entrants will be scored on how well their algorithms perform relative to other Entrants’ algorithms.
Additional challenges are planned (subject to appropriation of funding) beginning in 2019, following the completion of Challenge 1, in topics including DERs, intermittent resources, storage, grid resilience, grid restoration, grid dynamics, and cyber threats.