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On October 31, 2018, Secretary Rick Perry announced the launch of the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) Grid Optimization Competition.

Led by Professor Kyri Baker at CU Boulder and Professor Javad Mohammadi at Carnegie Mellon University, this challenge seeks to find optimization algorithms which allow the electrical grid to be operated in an efficient and resilient way, even as the grid is pushed further and further towards its limits. Within the next year, the team will design intelligent optimization and control algorithms within the next year which can provide efficient solutions to the security-constrained optimal power flow problem (SCOPF). Our strategy leverages a multi-layered approach to solving security-constrained optimal power flow to improve the efficiency and resiliency of the electric power grid (seen below).

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Grid optimization abstract

Picture 1: A multi-layered approach to solving security-constrained optimal power flow to improve the efficiency and resiliency of the electric power grid