Power flow Jacobian for a synthetic 2000-bus power grid
Name ACTIVSg2000
Group TAMU_SmartGridCenter
Matrix ID 2827
Num Rows 4,000
Num Cols 4,000
Nonzeros 28,505
Pattern Entries 29,336
Kind Power Network Problem
Symmetric No
Date 2018
Author A. B. Birchfield, T. J. Overbye
Editor T. Davis
Structural Rank 4,000
Structural Rank Full true
Num Dmperm Blocks 262
Strongly Connect Components 262
Num Explicit Zeros 831
Pattern Symmetry 100%
Numeric Symmetry 0.7%
Cholesky Candidate no
Positive Definite no
Type real
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Texas A&M Smart Grid Center: synthetic (yet realistic) power system grids 
Group name: TAMU_SmartGridCenter                                          
Synthetic electric grid models are fictitious representations that are    
designed to be statistically and functionally similar to actual electric  
grids while containing no confidential critical energy infrastructure     
information (CEII).  Some of these cases were developed with the support  
of the U.S. DOE ARPA-E Grid Data program; their support is gratefully     
For more information and full datasets, see:                              
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 Systems, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 3258-3265, July
A. B. Birchfield, E. Schweitzer, H. Athari, T. Xu, T. J. Overbye, A.      
Scaglione, and Z.Wang, "Validation metrics to assess the realism of       
synthetic power grids," Energies, vol. 10, no. 8, p. 1233, Aug. 2017.     
A. B. Birchfield, T. Xu, and T. J. Overbye, "Power flow convergence and   
reactive power planning in the creation of large synthetic grids," in IEEE
Transactions on Power Systems, 2018.                                      
Matrix: TAMU_SmartGridCenter/ACTIVSg2000                                  
Title: Power flow Jacobian for a synthetic 2000-bus power grid            
ACTIVSg2000 is a 2000-bus power system dataset that is entirely synthetic,
built from public information and a statistical analysis of real power    
systems.  Its geographic footprint is Texas, but it bears no relation to  
any actual grid, except that generation and load profiles are similar,    
based on public data. This matrix is the power flow Jacobian for the peak 
planning operating point.                                                 
The full dataset can be downloaded at: