Infeasible solution in my unit commitment problem

  • 12 April 2023
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I’ve solved my Unit Commitment model  successfully by two-stage stochastic programming method. Now, I’m trying to solve it by CPLEX Benders, and get the warning ”Warning: After zero iterations CPLEX 20.1 terminated and StochasticGMP_PowerExpModel is still infeasible. ”. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

thank you!


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Hi @Jingfan Liu. For MIP you can use an iteration callback, as demonstrated in the attached modified NetworkRingDesign example. However, the callback procedure will not be called for every iteration.

AIMMS does not support something similar for LP.

Thank you for your answer! @Marcel Hunting. I’ve futher simplified my model, and got an solution. But now I get another question which is how to observe the iterrative process of CPLEX Benders Algorithm, for example, show the convergence of upper bound and lower bound during every iteration step. Dose it possible for AIMMS?

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Hi @Jingfan Liu. Hard to say what is going on. Maybe the CPLEX status file provides more information. It will be printed in the log folder after setting the following options:

  • Solvers General option 'Solver listing messages' to 'All'
  • CPLEX option 'MIP display' to 'Display each nth node'

Please note that the NetworkRingDesign example demonstrates solving a stochastic (integer) program using CPLEX Benders.

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