Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced ARPA-E's first ever Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The GO Competition is a series of challenges to develop software management solutions for a resilient and secure American electricity grid. Today marks the beginning of GO Challenge 1, offering up to $4 million in prizes to develop new algorithms to make routing power across the grid faster and more efficient. See Press Release.
Daniel S. Kheloussi, Energy Industry Analyst, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sent an e-mail to people registered for FERC's Ninth Annual Software Conference - June 26-28, 2018 informing them of the ARPA-E GRID OPTIMIZATION COMPETITION WORKSHOP 1:15PM to 3:30PM on June 28, 2018. View the announcement from FERC, and download the workshop details included as attachments (PDF, MSWord).
ARPA-E held a 90 minute webinar to directly involve the community, via a Request for Information (RFI), on the design of this competition. The RFI was released October 11, 2016. View a video recording of the webinar.
ARPA-E announced $11 million in funding for seven transformational projects as part of ARPA-E’s newest program, Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA).GRID DATA Program awards announced. View the GRID DATA Program announcement; view the GRID DATA projects.
ARPA-E issues Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA) Funding Opportunity Annoucement (FOA). One of the objectives is that "models and repository created in this program may be used as the basis for an ARPA-E OPF algorithm competition." View the FOA (DE-FOA-0001357) pdf.