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Electric Grid Test Case Repository

A repository of test cases for power flow, economics, dynamics, and geomagnetic disturbance analysis of power systems can be accessed at this website.

All test cases displayed at that website are non-confidential, and free to the public. These include use cases on synthetic electric grid data, such as the one shown below.

Credit: Adam Birchfield


A.B. Birchfield, T.J. Overbye, “A Review on Providing Realistic Electric Grid Simulations for Academia and Industry,” Curr Sustainable Renewable Energy Rep, June 2023, View

A.B. Birchfield, T. Xu, and T.J. Overbye, “Power flow convergence and reactive power planning in the creation of large synthetic power grids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, to be published, 2018

A.B. Birchfield; T. Xu; K. M. Gegner; K.S. Shetye; T.J. Overbye, “Grid Structural Characteristics as Validation Criteria for Synthetic Networks,”  in IEEE Transactions on Power Systemsvol. 32, no. 4, pp. 3258-3265, July 2017.

T. Xu; A.B. Birchfield; K.S. Shetye; T.J. Overbye, “Creation of Synthetic Electric Grid Models for Transient Stability Studies,”  2017 IREP Symposium Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control, Espinho, Portugal, 2017.

H. Li, J.H. Yeo, A. Bornsheuer and T.J. Overbye, “The Creation and Validation of Load Time Series for Synthetic Electric Power Systems,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2020.3018936.