Solar and Wind production customers possible issues?

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Solar and Wind production customers possible issues?

Daniel
Hi,

I suspect there is something wrong in the Solar and Wind producers.
I ran a simulation with one broker, similar to the sample broker. The only difference with respect to offered tariffs was that the rate of INTERRUPTIBLE_CONSUMPTION was the same as the rate for CONSUMPTION, rather than being 70% of it (as in the given sample broker). Then I observed the following two unclear behaviors:

1. It seems from the server log that SunnyHill and Windmill are having CONSUME transactions, while they suppose only to PRODUCE

2. Even though the sample-broker's tariffs are better than the dafault-broker's tariffs, the solar and wind production customers remained signed with the default broker. Specifically: the sample broker publishes SOLAR_PRODUCTION and WIND_PRODUCTION at a fixed rate of 0.051, which is better than the default broker's fixed PRODUCTION rate of 0.015 - but still SunnyHill and Windmill don't switch to the default broker.

Does anyone have any idea?

Thanks,
Daniel
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Prashant Reddy
Hi Daniel,

I'm afraid I won't be able to look into this in any detail at least until later next week, but in the meanwhile could you please send or point me to a log file that demonstrates this behavior?

SunnyHill and Windmill should definitely not be producing CONSUME transactions, that would be an error.

Switching to the more attractive tariff may be a bit more subtle... it could just be inertia (if it's for a short while), or it could be a sign error or something like that?  Have you tried publishing a "less attractive" tariff that that of the default broker?  They shouldn't subscribe to it, but if they do, it would indicate a sign error in the tariff eval logic.

Thanks,
Prashant