This test case represents a synthetic (fictitious) transmission-distribution network on the geographic footprint of Texas. Transmission lines are shown in the figure in green (345 kV) and black (138/69 kV), while distribution lines are shown in orange, red, purple, yellow, and pink.
The transmission data for this case can be found on this page: Texas7k Transmission Case. This dataset download also contains an Excel spreadsheet that maps the transmission loads to the associated distribution circuits (as well as mapping the generators to the associated 2019 EIA-860 records).
The distribution dataset is very large and can be downloaded using Amazon Web Services from this site: https://data.openei.org/s3_viewer?bucket=oedi-data-lake&prefix=SMART-DS/v0.9/ This site contains OpenDSS format distribution network data along with time series load profiles and geographic coordinates. An example single substation is stored on this local repository and can be downloaded here: Example Distribution Dataset for Single Substation
The AWS command-line interface can be used to navigate the full distribution dataset. Links to download it for different platforms are on the sidebar of this page: https://aws.amazon.com/cli/
The path to download the files is similar to that used in the web link but references the s3 repository directly. Note that the final backslash is required for the commands. The following command will show the contents of a requested folder:
$ aws s3 ls "s3://oedi-data-lake/SMART-DS/v0.9/" --no-sign-request
The following command recursively downloads all files for one substation from the opendss folder of the base_timeseries scenario of P1U for 2016 into a local folder called “opendss”:
$ aws s3 cp "s3://oedi-data-lake/SMART-DS/v0.9/2016/Full_Texas/P1U/scenarios/base_timeseries/opendss/p1uhs0_1247/" opendss --recursive --no-sign-request
NOTE – USE THIS WITH CARE. If you run this command on the base folder you may end up downloading Terabytes of data.