How to use this archive
# Power Systems Test Case Archive

## How to use this archive

## Whats in it

Following are the test cases which you can find in this archive:
- 39 Bus Case
This data set is derived from the data available in [1]. There are 10 different kinds of generators in this data set. However the data in [1] assumes same cost for all these generators. We have obtained more plausible cost coefficients from [2], which makes this data more realistic OPF data.

- Iceland Network
This data represents the transmission network data of iceland. It consists of 189 nodes, 35 generators and 206 branches. The power flow data is derived from PSAT file which includes dynamics. The PSAT data was provided by Dr. Patrick McNabb, Durham University.

- Reduced GB Network
A reduced representative model of Great Britain (GB) transmission network. This model is developed at University of Strathclyde. The data consists of 29 nodes, 66 generators and 99 branches. This data was provided by Manolis Belivanis, University of Strathclyde.

- GB Network
Complete GB transmission data obtained from open source data available from National Grid website. This data consists of 2224 nodes, 394 generators and 3207 branches.

- European Network
Anonymoused europena transmission network. This data consists of 21097 nodes, 2769 generators and 32112 branches. This data was provided by Richard Lincoln in PSS-E format.

## Running power flow test cases

Download the test case *'test'* in your MATPOWER[1] folder. PF and OPF can be run by the commands runpf(*'test'*), runopf(*'test',*) respectively. We have checked the feasibility of all test cases by Matpower and by range of solvers using our AMPL ACOPF model.

### References

[1] R. D. Zimmerman, C. E. Murillo-Sanchez, and R. J. Thomas,
"MATPOWER: Steady-State Operations, Planning and Analysis Tools
for Power Systems Research and Education," Power Systems, IEEE
Transactions on, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 12–19, Feb. 2011.

*Last Updated: March 31, 2013*

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