Generating Availability Data System (GADS): NERC Training

NERC Generating Availability Data System (GADS) Conventional and Wind Training

In 2018, NERC in-person training will be offered on conventional and wind reporting for GADS. The purpose of the training is to assist reporters in using a uniform approach to reporting and measuring North American generating plant availability, performance, and other related reliability data.

Conventional GADS training will include items such as how GADS data is used, events and performance, combined cycle component versus block reporting, the case for event reviews, review of cause codes, examples of poorly reported events to NERC, understanding Data Reporting Instructions (DRI) Appendix F: Equations, and the data submittal process at Open Access Technology International (OATI).

Wind GADS training will include the reporting implementation timeline, entity registration, processes, and reports. Additionally, the data submittal process through the NERC GADS Wind reporting application will be covered.

In 2018, the GADSWG will offer training at the following locations:

  • GADS Wind Training
    March 1-2, 2018
    EDF Renewable Energy (EDF-RE)
    San Diego, CA
  • GADS Conventional and Wind Training
    June 18-22, 2018
    Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI)
    Bloomington, MN
  • GADS Conventional and Wind Training
    October 15-19, 2018
    SERC Reliability Corporation
    Charlotte, NC 

Training classes conducted each week are:

  • An introductory session for new conventional GADS reporters on Monday
  • Conventional GADS material will be covered on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • GADS Wind material will be covered on Thursday and Friday 

Training Schedule:

  • Monday, 2017 | Noon – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch and Registration
    1:00 p.m. – 4:00.p.m. | Introductory Session for new conventional GADS reporters
  • Tuesday, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Conventional GADS
  • Wednesday, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – Noon | Conventional GADS Appendix F Equations
  • Thursday, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Wind GADS
  • Friday, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – Noon | Wind GADS  

Although registration is required, there is no fee for this training.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be included.

For more information or assistance, please contact NERC via email: for conventional units or for wind plants.