10 Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge contributions from others who have helped make Matpower what it is today. First we would like to acknowledge the input and support of Bob Thomas throughout the development of Matpower. Thanks to Chris DeMarco, one of our PSerc associates at the University of Wisconsin, for the technique for building the Jacobian matrix. Our appreciation to Bruce Wollenberg for all of his suggestions for improvements to version 1. The enhanced output functionality in version 2.0 is primarily due to his input. Thanks also to Andrew Ward for code which helped us verify and test the ability of the OPF to optimize reactive power costs. Thanks to Alberto Borghetti for contributing code for the Gauss-Seidel power flow solver and to Mu Lin for contributions related to power flow reactive power limits. Real power line limits were suggested by Pan Wei. Thanks to Roman Korab for data for the Polish system. Some state estimation code was contributed by James S. Thorp and Rui Bo contributed additional code for state estimation and continuation power flow. Matpower was improved in various ways in response to Doug Mitarotonda’s contributions and suggestions.

Thanks also to many others who have contributed code, testing time, bug reports and suggestions over the years. And, last but not least, thanks to all of the many users who, by using Matpower in their own work, have helped to extend the contribution of Matpower to the field of power systems far beyond what we could do on our own.