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


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.


Example of GUI