Below is the roadmap of future major releases of FARAO, with the associated functional perimeter, and a foreseen due date. It is important to understand that these due dates may be subject to change due to unforeseen complexity in implementing features or priority changes.

Curative optimization in CASTOR: v3.0.0 (November 2020)

  • Optimization of curative PST and topological remedial actions

Enhancement of CASTOR to fit additional CORE j-2 CC needs (October 2020)

  • One additional objective function : maximization of the min. relative margin
  • Consideration of the MNEC Monitored Network Elements in the RAO
  • Additional input used for the loop-flow calculation : the reference program file

First operational release of CASTOR: v2.2.0 (July 2020)

  • Optimization of preventive PST and topological remedial actions
  • Two possible objective functions : min. margin positive or min. margin maximized
  • Branch monitored in one or both directions, with thresholds defined in MW, I or %Imax
  • Branch monitored in N and N-1 states
  • AC and DC computations (for load flow and sensitivity analyses)
  • Limitation of loopflows in the RAO, as described in the ACER methodology

Partial release of CASTOR: v2.0.0 (March 2020)

  • Optimization of preventive PST and topological remedial actions
  • Objective function : min. margin positive
  • Branch monitored in both directions, with thresholds defined in MW
  • Branch monitored in N and N-1 states
  • AC computations (for load flow and sensitivity analyses)