The ARPAE Performance-based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management (PERFORM) research program “seeks to develop innovative management systems that represent the relative delivery risk of each asset and balance the collective risk of all assets across the grid.” This page contains datasets developed by teams at Texas A&M to support this program and participating project members. The datasets here are high-quality synthetic electric grid models, built from public information and a statistical analysis of actual power systems. They are geolocated on actual U.S. geography, but they are synthetic (fictitious) transmission networks that do not contain any CEII. See the references page here for more detailed information.
The cases are provided in multiple formats, including PowerWorld binary (PWB/PWD), PowerWorld auxiliary text format, Matpower format, PSS/E raw format, and PSLF epc format. More about the data formats. Please contact Adam Birchfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions regarding these cases.
This 6717-bus network covers the geographic footprint of the electric reliability council of Texas (ERCOT) and serves 74 GW of peak load across the majority of the U.S. state of Texas.
This 23,643-bus network covers the geographic footprint of the combined systems of the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (MISO) and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and serves up to 202 GW of peak load across multiple central U.S. states. Annual load scenarios in bus level are included in scenario data.