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Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES)

IEEE PES Distribution System Analysis subcommittee's Distribution Test Feeder Working Group develops and publishes multiple Distribution Test Feeders since 1991. They have been already used in several papers for example by Kersting, Dugan or Carneiro, Jr.. IEEE PES provides a website to link Power System Data as well as a web page to host Distribution Test Feeder Data.

Laboratory for intelligent integrated networks of engineering systems (LINES)

"The Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems is devoted to enhancement of sustainability, and resilience in intelligent energy systems. We seek to develop an internationally recognized, locally relevant and industrially-facing program of research that engineers intelligent & integrated control, automation, and information technology systems that support the operations and planning of large scale integrated energy systems. These activities encourage and facilitate technology policy that supports the achievement of energy, water, transportation & industrial policy objectives while eliminating barriers to sustainable and resilient automated solutions. " (see "Mission":
LINES provide many ieee cases and some other testcases on their website.

openmod initiative

openmod initiative wants to advance open energy system modelling by community, quality, efficiency, insight and information.
The openmod modelers believe that more openness in energy modelling increases transparency and credibility, reduces wasteful double-work and improves overall quality. This allows the community to advance the research frontier and gain the highest benefit from energy modelling for society.
They want to promote the idea and practice of open energy modeling among fellow modelers, research institutions, funding bodies, and recipients of their work.
(see "manifesto":

Open Power System Data - Data sources (OPSD)

"Open Power System Data aims at providing a free-of-charge and open platform that provides the data needed for power system analysis and modeling" (see "describing interview": The project was set up because "double work, poor documentation and legal uncertainty is in an unsatisfactory state of affairs" (see "project background":

Weckesser, Tilman (employee of Uni Liege)

Tilman Weckesser is a postdoctoral researcher with the Systems and Modeling research unit at the University of Liège. He intends to publish information on interesting conferences in the area of power systems as well as special issues of journals and related topics. On that way he provides many ieee and other test cases.

Network Data Repositories

Dr. Gonzalez-Longatt's

Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt's created a website to provide World Wide Web access to power system data (test cases). IEEE 9 - 300 bus systems, as well as, basic dynamic test cases are accessible.


"This webpage is intended to provide a repository of publicly available, non-confidential power flow and/or transient stability cases." This webpage is almost the same as the website from TEES.


"MATPOWER is a package of MATLAB M-files for solving power flow and optimal power flow problems. It is intended as a simulation tool for researchers and educators that is easy to use and modify. MATPOWER is designed to give the best performance possible while keeping the code simple to understand and modify. It was initially developed as part of the PowerWeb project." Many Power System Test Cases are included in the MATPOWER distribution.

open_ego, OEP

open_eGo is an open electricity Grid optimization project which aims to generate a transparent, multi voltage level network planing tool (see Project description).
OEP is the corresponding platform to collect and provide energy system models, scenarios and data. (see Objectives of the OEP)

PNNL Benchmark Systems

"The objective of this website is to maintain a database with a set of benchmark models that could be used by the research community on small signal stability analysis and control to compare small-signal stability analysis methods and algorithms, as well as to compare different power system stabilizer (PSS) tuning procedures."
"This web site was produced as part of the work carried out by the IEEE PES Task Force on Benchmark Systems for Stability Controls."


"The power systems community is lacking a common suite of realistic testcases for power distribution systems research. Many published papers are still reporting results for very small testcases (such as the 30-bus or 33-bus radial systems).
This is a joint effort of Rajesh Kavasseri and Cristinel Ababei whose goal is to collect and maintain such a repository of testcases, which shall be publically available for comparing and reporting research results on problems such as power flow solution, network reconfiguration, capacitor placement, load balancing, contingency analysis, etc."

Texas A&M University

"This webpage is intended to provide a repository of publicly available, non-confidential power flow and/or transient stability cases." This webpage is almost the same as the website from ICSEG.

University of Washington

"The UW Power System Test Case Archive provides World Wide Web access to power system data (test cases)."

Individual Network Data

Representative Italian MV networks (ATLANTIDE)

"The ATLANTIDE Project was born from the need to provide a common platform for those who are studying and are involved in the innovation process of distribution networks. ATLANTIDE aim also to promote the development of innovative components and management strategies that can facilitate the development of Distributed Generation and Renewable Resources" (see Homepage).

CIGRE Benchmark

CIGRE-Networks were developed by the CIGRE Task Force C6.04.02 to "facilitate the analysis and validation of new methods and techniques" that aim to "enable the economic, robust and environmentally responsible integration of DER" (Distributed Energy Resources). CIGRE-Networks are a set of comprehensive reference systems to allow the "analysis of DER integration at high voltage, medium voltage and low voltage and at the desired degree of detail". Source for this network is the final Report of Task Force C6.04.02: Benchmark Systems for Network Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources, 2014 See also: K. Rudion, A. Orths, Z. A. Styczynski and K. Strunz, Design of benchmark of medium voltage distribution network for investigation of DG integration 2006 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, Montreal, 2006


ENTSO-E provide a model of the European transmission network. This is illustrated as a map which can be downloaded as a pdf. For a deeper download of the model data a registration is required. The latest version was published in Feb. 2016 as Excel spreadsheets.

Kerber, Georg - Aufnahmefähigkeit von Niederspannungsverteilnetzen für die Einspeisung aus Photovoltaikkleinanlagen

The kerber networks are based on the grids used in the dissertation "Aufnahmefähigkeit von Niederspannungsverteilnetzen für die Einspeisung aus Photvoltaikanlagen" (Capacity of low voltage distribution networks with increased feed-in of photovoltaic power) by Georg Kerber.
"The increasing amount of new distributed power plants demands a reconsideration of conventional planning strategies in all classes and voltage levels of the electrical power networks. To get reliable results on loadability of low voltage networks statistically firm network models are required. A strategy for the classification of low voltage networks, exemplary results and a method for the generation of reference networks are shown." ("source": http:/

Open Street Map Themenkarte (OSM)

"OSM is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world" (from "Wikipedia":
flOSM is a processing project of the OSM data by 123map which provides a map for power system data.

Scientific GRID (SciGRID)

SciGRID intends to develop methods for the automated generation of models (i.e. maps) of existing electricity grids for research and other purposes. Both the resulting methods and the derived data will be published free of charge under appropriate open source licenses (see "General information":

United Kingdom Generic Distribution System (UKGDS)

United Kingdom Generic Distribution Systems are EHV and HV Power Systems generated in 2005 by Colin Foote, Predrag Djapic, Graham Ault, Joseph Mutale and Goran Strbac on behalf of DTI Centre for Distributed Generation and Sustainable Electrical Energy. They aim to be representative for Great Britain.

Time Series and other Network Parameter Data


"The European Energy Exchange (EEX) with registered office in Leipzig was established in 2002 as a result of the merger of the German power exchanges in Frankfurt and Leipzig. Since then it has evolved from a local power exchange into a leading energy trading platform in Europe. At EEX, contracts for Power, Coal and Emission Allowances as well as Freight and Agricultural Products are traded or registered for clearing" (see "about":
"Transparency in Energy Markets is the neutral platform for energy market data which fulfils the statutory publication requirements and implements the market participants’ voluntary commitments. The transparency platform for energy and consumption data is based on a co-operation between EEX and the four German transmission system operators – 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Amprion GmbH, TenneT TSO GmbH and TransnetBW GmbH – as well as the Austrian transmission system operator Austrian Power Grid AG. The platform is being developed in co-operation with the following associations; Oesterreichs Energie, BDEW, VKU, VIK and the German Federal Network Agency as well as the German Federal Ministry of Economics. EEX is responsible for the operation of the platform which comprises the verification, anonymisation, aggregation and publication of the data reported, in addition to supporting the reporting companies and users" (see "transparncy description":

EPRI Measurement Data

"EPRI has created this public website to serve as a resource for researchers in this important area of power system studies. Here, you can learn about EPRI's efforts to collect data from a variety of distributed PV systems. In addition, this site provides OpenDSS distribution feeder models and sample data sets at no cost."


"NREL collects and provides extensive renewable resource data to help energy system designers, building architects and engineers, renewable energy analysts, and others to accelerate the integration of renewable energy technologies on the grid" (see "Renewable Resource Data":


The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) provides a huge amount of updated Markets and Operational Data. This are for example price, load and load forecast courses, outage data and reports.


SLPs are load (or generation) type dependent averaged values of load (or generation) over time. They are determined based on various or multiple Power System Operator data.

N. D. Pflugradt

"The Load Profile Generator enables you to generate load profiles for households. You can either use one of the predefined households, define your own by using the predefined building blocks for the household or start by defining your own."

Retail Market Design Service (RMDS)

"The Standard Load Profiles were developed for the Irish Market, in consultation with Electricity Association Consultants, UK. The project was approved by CRU in December 2001, following discussions with all parties. It was agreed to develop 9 SLPs for the retail market, together with derived profiles for the unmetered Public Lighting supplies. Sample meters were installed during 2003 and early 2004 and the profile data collected, validated and processed to create the base profiles for the 2005 calendar year. This was undertaken under direction from Aspen Systems Corporation, USA."

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

"This dataset contains hourly load profile data for 16 commercial building types (based off the DOE commercial reference building models) and residential buildings (based off the Building America House Simulation Protocols). This dataset also uses the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) for statistical references of building types by location. Hourly load profiles are available for over all TMY3 locations in the United States here. "

Global Power Plant Database

The Global Power Plant Database is a comprehensive, open source database of power plants around the world. It centralizes power plant data to make it easier to navigate, compare and draw insights. Each power plant is geolocated and entries contain information on plant capacity, generation, ownership, and fuel type. As of April 2018, the database includes around 25,500 power plants from 162 countries. It will be continuously updated as data becomes available.