# Constraint functions

The package provides standard constraint functions that can be use for new developed `TransmissionMode`

s. The general approach is similar to `EnergyModelsBase`

. Bidirectional transport requires at the time being the introduciton of an *if*-loop. In later implementation, it is planned to also use dispatch for this analysis as well.

## Capacity constraints

`constraints_capacity(m, tm::TransmissionMode, 𝒯::TimeStructure)`

correponds to the constraints on the capacity usage of a transmission mode $tm$. It is implemented for both the `TransmissionMode`

and `PipeMode`

abstract types as well as `PipeLinepackSimple`

concrete type. The key difference between the former two is related that `PipeMode`

does not allows for bidirectional transport. `PipeLinepackSimple`

includes in addition the maximum storage capacity for a pipeline when considering linepacking. The implementation is still preliminary and based on a simplified potential for energy storage in a pipeline.

## Transmission loss functions

`constraints_trans_loss(m, tm::TransmissionMode, 𝒯ᴵⁿᵛ)`

correponds to the constraints on the energy balance of a transmission mode $tm$. It is implemented for both the `TransmissionMode`

and `PipeMode`

abstract types. The key difference between the two is related that `PipeMode`

does not allows for bidirectional transport. The loss is calculated for the provided `TransmissionMode`

s as relative loss of the transported energy.

## Balance functions

`constraints_trans_balance(m, tm::TransmissionMode, 𝒯ᴵⁿᵛ)`

correponds to the constraints on the energy balance of a transmission mode $tm$. It is implemented for both the `TransmissionMode`

and `PipeLinepackSimple`

abstract types. The standard approach only relies on the conservation of mass/energy, while storage is not included. `PipeLinePackSimple`

also includes the overall mass balance for the energy storage within the pipeline.

`PipeLinePackSimple`

does not support representative periods correctly. In practice, seasonal energy storage through linepacking is unrealistic due to the small volume. The implementation is working with the assumption that the initial level in a representative period is equal to the final level in the last representative period of a strategic period. This implies that it does not account correctly for the remaining level at the end of a representative period.

## Operational expenditure constraints

`constraints_opex_fixed(m, tm::TransmissionMode, 𝒯ᴵⁿᵛ)`

corresponds to the constraints calculating the fixed operational costs of a transmission mode `tm`

. There is currently only a single implemented version. It can however be extended, if desirable.

`constraints_opex_var(m, tm::TransmissionMode, 𝒯ᴵⁿᵛ)`

corresponds to the constraints calculating the variable operational costs of a transmission mode `tm`

. There is currently only a single implemented version. It can however be extended, if desirable.