Learning To Run a Power Network Challenge
"L2RPN in a sustainable world" NeurIPS competition is now Open
Track Robustness: https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/25426
Track Adaptability: https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/25427
OPEN-submissions Prizes will be awarded by September 21rst and again on October 12th. Everyone can win, check it out.
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A sandbox competition is already available for anyone to start playing around: https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/24493
Competition Overview & Mailing List
Power networks transport electricity across states, countries and even continents. They are the backbone of power distribution, playing a central economical and societal role by supplying reliable power to industry, services, and consumers. Their importance appears even more critical today as we transition towards a more sustainable world within a carbon-free economy, and concentrate energy distribution in the form of electricity. Problems that arise within the power grid range from transient brownouts to complete electrical blackouts which can create significant economic and social perturbations, i.e.de facto freezing society. Grid operators are still responsible for ensuring that a reliable supply of electricity is provided everywhere, at all times. With the advent of renewable energy, electric mobility, and limitations placed on engaging in new grid infrastructure projects, the task of controlling existing grids is becoming increasingly difficult, forcing grid operators to do “more with less”. This challenge aims at testing the potential of AI to address this important real-world problem for our future.
Full Challenge description Paper
(see also white paper in next section)
Grid2Operate - AI for power grid framework
The NeurIPS competition will last until end of October 2020
AI For Smart Grids:
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If you first want to know more about it, go through this web page and our white paper below.
Introduction to Electricity Network Operation
Educational White Paper with the most important concept to get about Power System operation on the one hand and Reinforcement Learning on the other hand.
Recent IEEE Big data webinar introducing L2RPN challenge & more
Presented at Neurips 2018 workhop - Challenge into the wild
The Learning to run a power network challenge was first presented at the CIML workshop at Neurips 2018. It introduces the upcoming challenges for power grid operations.
The Learning To Run Story
Previously on Learning to Run ...
A first Reinforcement Learning challenge organized at NeurIPS 2017 by Stanford caught our attention and inspired us: The Learning To Run Challenge - or how to learn a controller to make an agent walk and run without falling! This was a tough coordination and planning problem.
See the video for some fun and some impressive results obtained with RL! For more details, visit the github page.
... Coming soon on Learning to Run !
A power grid can be seen as well as a giant artificial body that needs to be controlled with coordination to ensure proper stability while operating under a challenging hazardous environment. Otherwise the system will fall into a BLACKOUT !
See a didactic video explaining a near blackout event in Europe in 2006. Visit this section to know more about real-world issues.