Supporting the ARPA-E Power Grid

Project: Research project

Description

The Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is challenging the research and industrial communities to successfully develop and test power system optimization and control algorithms to accelerate the development and comprehensive evaluation of new solution methods for grid optimization. The goal of the forthcoming Grid Optimization Competition (GO Competition) is to accelerate the development of transformational and disruptive methods for solving power system optimization problems, including Preventative Security Constrained (AC) Optimal Power Flow (PSCOPF). Algorithms that perform well in the competition will enable increased grid flexibility, reliability and safety, while also significantly increasing economic and energy security, energy efficiency and substantially reducing the costs of integrating variable renewable generation technologies into the electric power system in the United States.
This competition will provide: fair and transparent comparisons of industrially-relevant algorithm performance on high-fidelity, open-access, large-scale power system models; and a platform for the identification of transformational and disruptive methods for solving power system optimization problems.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/14/171/31/19

Funding

  • US Department of Energy (DOE): $67,116.00

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Energy security
Electric power systems
Energy efficiency
Identification (control systems)
Economics
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