# GAMS - if and else problem

 0 Hello, I have just started to work with GAMS. I have already programmed a storage optimization tool, which is working fine. It optimizes the revenue at the spot market minus costs of storage and volume. But now I want to extend my model (I want to include self discharge). The self discharge depends on State of Charge (SOC - variable in my model) and of course the storage type (sto1, sto2, sto3 - set u_S). I have the following parameters:  sel_Dis1(u_S) self discharge rate per day SOC > 80% / sto1 0.999928762 sto2 0.999943304 sto3 0.999957696 / sel_Dis2(u_S) self discharge rate per day SOC < 80% / sto1 0.999971941 sto2 0.999986041 sto3 0.999986041 /  Depending on the level of my variable SOC - the self discharge differs. But I need just one SelDis variable(?), thats why I build the following if else term:  Variables x y etc. SOC(t,u_S) SelDis(t,u_S) LOOP(u_S,LOOP(t, if((SOC(t,U_S)gt 0.8), SelDis(t,u_S)=Sel_Dis1(u_S) else SelDis(t,u_S)=Sel_Dis2(u_S)););  But unfortunately it is not working. Is my "if else" term wrong? Where do I have to put it? Under equations? Do you need more information? Thank you very much in advance! asked 29 Apr '14, 04:23 banolli 11●1●3 accept rate: 0%

 2 I'm not a GAMS "expert" ...but if I understand you right, you need to express your conditional statement using constraints and a (binary) auxiliary variable: VARIABLES ... z(t,u_S) ; BINARY VARIABLE z ; EQUATIONS SelDis(t,u_S).lo = Sel_Dis1(u_S) SelDis(t,u_S).up = Sel_Dis2(u_S) SelfDischargeRate1(t,u_S) test if SOC(t,u_S) geq 0.8 SelfDischargeRate2(t,u_S) ^ using z(t,u_S) as indicator SelfDischargeRate3(t,u_S) set SOC(t,u_S) eq Sel_Dis1(u_S) if z(t,u_S) eq 1, else eq Sel_Dis2(u_S) ; SelfDischargeRate1(t,u_S).. SOC(t,u_S) - 0.7999999 =L= z(t,u_S) ; SelfDischargeRate2(t,u_S).. SOC(t,u_S) =G= 0.8 * z(t,u_S) ; SelfDischargeRate3(t,u_S).. SelDis(t,u_S) =E= Sel_Dis1(u_S) + ( Sel_Dis2(u_S) - Sel_Dis1(u_S) ) * ( 1 - z(t,u_S) ) ;  IINM, LOOP is a control flow statement that can't be used as part of the model definition, and if-conditions involving variables make your model nonlinear (this might work for you if you're using a MINLP solver, though). answered 29 Apr '14, 07:13 fbahr ♦ 4.6k●7●17 accept rate: 13% P.S.: BTW, there's also a Google group, dedicated to "all things GAMS" https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/gamsworld (29 Apr '14, 07:16) fbahr ♦ Hey, thanks for your help. It's working! But now I have another linearity problem :/ I try to figure it out and write here again, when it is fixed :) Thanks again! (29 Apr '14, 12:12) banolli
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