In the Network_05O_10 files there are some generators with lower and upper generation bounds equal to zero, but their STATUS is 1. (Their participation factor is not zero.)
For example: in Scenario 1, I see the following line in the .raw file in the generator section:
This means that this generator has STATUS=1, but the generator's lower and upper bound on active power generations are both zero.
Is it correct to assume that this generator should be treated as inactive (STATUS=0) in that case?
There are a number of generators with no output (p_min=p_max=q_min=q_max=0). I started treating them as inactive (STATUS=0). However, then the issue that arises is that these generators might appear in contingencies.
For the example, there are the following lines in the case.con file:
REMOVE UNIT 1 FROM BUS 7033