Page 1 of 1

Binary variable modelling

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:50 pm
by priyanka_shinde

I am trying to model charging and discharging of batteries with two binary variables I_ch(t) and I_dis(t). I want to impose a constraint such that both do not become 1 at the same time. For that I have an equation 0<= I_ch(t) +I_dis(t)<=1. Also, these two binary variables are being used in other two contraints to check that the battery charging power and discharging power is within limits. Those equations are:
Pmin*I_ch(t)<=Pch(t)<=Pmax*I_ch(t) and

I am posting that part of my code here:

*electrical storage constraints

ch_dis_hibinary(t)..I_ch(t) + I_dis(t) =l= 1;

ch_dis_lobinary(t)..I_ch(t) + I_dis(t) =g= 0;

charge_hilim(t)..Pch(t) =l= Pmax*I_ch(t);

charge_lolim(t)..Pch(t) =g= Pmin*I_ch(t);

discharge_hilim(t)..Pdis(t) =l= Pmax*I_dis(t);

discharge_lolim(t)..Pdis(t) =g= Pmin*I_dis(t);

Can someone please check this part of my code and tell me if I am going wrong somewhere while writing the binary constraints. Even though I am not getting any error from GAMS and my code is running but I am not getting the correct results.

Thanks in advance!

Priyanka Shinde

Re: Binary variable modelling

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:20 am
by bussieck

I can see a problem with these constraints. ch_dis_lobinary is superfluous, but that's okay. When you say that "I am not getting the correct results" what do you mean. Do you have both I_ch and I_dist 1, or are the Pch and Pdis not 0 or between bounds? First of all make sure you get an optimal or at least feasible solution from the solver. Check the solve summary ( ... lveSummary) with the Model and Solve status.


Re: Binary variable modelling

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:07 am
by priyanka_shinde
Dear Michael,

Thank you for your help. I could resolve my problem and now I can get Optimal solution. These constraints were correct however I had to give some lower limit constraints of some other variables in my code.