The ACTIVSg500 case is a 500 bus power system test case that is entirely synthetic, built from public information and a statistical analysis of real power systems. It bears no relation to the actual grid in this location, except that generation and load profiles are similar.
The case is provided in PowerWorld format, Matpower format, PSS/E raw format, and PSLF epc format.
Synthetic electric grid models are fictitious representations that are designed to be statistically and functionally similar to actual electric grids while containing no confidential critical energy infrastructure information (CEII). Some of these cases were developed with the support of the U.S. DOE ARPA-E Grid Data program; their support is gratefully acknowledged. A description of the initial algorithm used to develop these cases is given in:
A. B. Birchfield; T. Xu; K. M. Gegner; K. S. Shetye; T. J. Overbye, “Grid Structural Characteristics as Validation Criteria for Synthetic Networks,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
Please contact Adam Birchfield (email@example.com) for any questions regarding this case.
Data and Resources
PSLF text file containing only power flow dataDownload
PowerWorld Simulator and PowerWorld DS binary case file which can be opened...Download
PowerWorld Simulator and PowerWorld DS oneline diagram associated with the...Download
PSS/E text file containing only power flow data.Download
PSLF text file containing only dynamics data.Download
PSS/E text file containing only dynamics data.Download
MATPOWER text file containing only power flow data with generator cost model...Download Open in OMF
- Power flow representation of 500-bus systempng
Outline of western South Carolina with power flows on transmission lines....Download
- Map of South Carolina with 500-bus regionjpg
Hashed area shows region of South Carolina that was the basis of this...Download
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South Carolina, USA
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