Hi, dear oemof developers,

I am a user of oemof since last year, I use it for modeling a hybrid energy system, which is composed of several diesel generators and Solar PV power plant. The system is storage-less designed, so the optimal solution is therefore derived from the combination of diesel genrators according to the PV production and grid demand.

The main idea is to obtain a best combination with minimum operating cost, which is actually a unit commitment problem.

I have a question on how Oemof handle the nonconvex part of a diesel generator, such as the status of the generators (on/off), which is integer programming. And we can use simplex algorithm (specified for linear programming and convex problem) to solve it and obtain a optimal solution.

If my description is not clear enough, please let me know.

All answers and advices are appreciated.