# Title: Eight-Zone Test System Authors: Dheepak Krishnamurthy, Wanning Li and Leigh Tesfatsion Affiliation: Iowa State University Contact | Email :---------| :-----: | Dheepak Krishnamurthy | Wanning Li | Dr. Leigh Tesfatsion | # Introduction # The 8-Zone Test System is a framework based on ISO New England data that has been implemented using the AMES Wholesale Power Market Test Bed. AMES is a computational platform (Java/Python) permitting the small-scale study of U.S. centrally-managed wholesale power markets operating over AC transmission grids with congestion handled by locational marginal pricing. # Additional information about AMES: # AMES Wholesale Power Market Test Bed: Homepage # Basic information about the 8-Zone Test System: # The 8-Zone Test System consists of three basic parts: (1) Test System Data: Test System Data is based on data from ISO New England and other reliable sources. (2) Test System Construction Scripts: These scripts build test cases for the 8-Zone Test System that can be run by means of AMES. (3) Test System Output Parsing Scripts: These scripts parse the results of these test case runs to calculate costs and other desired outputs. # Screenshots Example of GUI ![gendata_gui.png](