Storage - Depth of discharge - Printable Version +- IEA-ETSAP Forum (https://iea-etsap.org/forum) +-- Forum: Model Generators (https://iea-etsap.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=2) +--- Forum: TIMES (https://iea-etsap.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=8) +--- Thread: Storage - Depth of discharge (/showthread.php?tid=140) Storage - Depth of discharge - Dianaprz7 - 25-04-2019 Hi, How can I model the "Depth of discharge" or "minimum storage charge" of a storage process in VEDA-TIMES? is there a specific attribute for this characteristic? RE: Storage - Depth of discharge - Antti-L - 25-04-2019 Absolute or proportional minimum?  For charge or discharge? If proportional, proportional to what? Absolute bounds for storage discharge can be defined by STGOUT_BND. A minimum discharge flow proportional to the storage level can be easily defined by FLO_SHAR (if it is a timeslice storage). Minimum discharge flow proportional to capacity would be also possible, but would require defining an auxiliary storage flow, and then a UC constraint referring to the aux flow and the capacity. Absolute bounds for storage charge can be defined by STGIN_BND. A minimum charge flow proportional to the storage level or capacity would be possible by defining an auxiliary storage flow, and then a UC. EDIT: Or do you mean minimum level for the state of charge? RE: Storage - Depth of discharge - Dianaprz7 - 25-04-2019 I do not mean minimum charge and discharge rates, I mean the minimum charge that a storage technology has to have since for some technologies you cannot fully discharge/use all the energy you have stored. Per instance, you can discharge 100% of a flow battery, on the other hand, CAES technology can only be discharge up to ~40% of its storage capacity. RE: Storage - Depth of discharge - Antti-L - 25-04-2019 Ok, so it seems you mean the minimum storage level, in proportion to the capacity?  If so, you can define NCAP_AF(LO)= (assuming the capacity represents the max. amount stored).