GADS Working Group Conference Call Notes - November 12, 2015

by ronfluegge 12. November 2015 19:51

The NERC GADS Working Group met on November 12, 2015 via a Conference Call

Agenda Items
1. Chair / Vice chair feedback from PAS – scheduled for Friday, November 6th
2. New NERC GADS liaison / program coordinator – Donna Pratt
3. Board – Wind DRI decision – Wednesday, November 4th
4. Change orders – Lee Thaubald
5. 2016 Data Reporting Instructions (DRI) – Lee Thaubald
6. Training sub-team update: Leeth DePriest
      a. Propose: April in Atlanta; June in Salt Lake
      b. FAQ feedback – Round Table – GADSWG
      c. Data entry – Lewis De La Rosa
      d. Wind – Fred (Doc) Beasom
      e. GADS
          i. Overview
         ii. Data Entry
            (1) Data quality
               (a) Rules for determining event types
               (b) Cause codes
               (c) Descriptions
            (2) OATI (on web)
7. New business

For detailed call notes, click on link below:

GADSWG Meeting Conference Call Notes - November 12, 2015

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webE-GADS Step by Step Instructions

by ronfluegge 21. October 2015 16:42

This OATI/NERC training session gives a step by step procedure for data reporters to input/upload quarterly data to NERC. 

WebE-GADS training sessions were provided by NERC to give users a better understanding of the GADS reporting requirements and how to use the WebE-GADS application.

The below training session from May 5-6, 2015 was recorded with a run time of approximately 60 minutes and covers an overview of the webE-GADS application, data reporting, and frequently asked questions.

The training session can be found here:

webE-GADS Step by Step Instructions 

GADS Working Group Conference Call Notes - September 30 - October 1, 2015

by ronfluegge 1. October 2015 19:42

The NERC GADS Working Group met on September 30 - October 1, 2015 at NERC in Atlanta and via a Conference Call

Agenda Items
Day 1:
• GADSWG roster updated - Margaret
• Wind DRI – feedback from the PC - Gary
• pc-GAR status on future plans – Lee
   pc-GAR allows users to create peer groups that are more in line with their units.
• Input for the 2016 work plan:
   Analysis of GADS Data, Sinnott Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University
      Study the distribution of unavailable capacity due to unplanned events
      “What is the 99th percentile of unplanned unavailable capacity?”
      Generate data to feed into NERC probabilistic analyses
      Programmatic approach that will support repeated analyses in the future
   FOR, EFOR & EFORd – discussion and presentation – Jack Norris
   Regional coordinator workshop – Brad
      Leeth offering to present on data quality at workshop
   Data quality – Leeth
      From data Lee provided
Day 2:
• Review 2016 work plan priorities:
   Training
      Key focus areas for training
         Impact of poor data quality
            Examples from Southern Company – Leeth
      Developing the training plan
   Develop a basic guide for data entry
   Maintain /refresh the NERC FAQ page
   Chapter for the State of Reliability Report (SoRR)
• In-person meetings:
   Two in 2016, location in Atlanta?
   Combine an in-person meeting with the OATI Energy Conference in the fall. Offer training in GADS at the conference?
• Technical sub team report out
   Data Reporting Instructions (DRI) updates
   Examples of poor data quality – Leeth
   Alignment of DRI / OATI – Lee
   Cause codes
      Cause code location for IGCC
      Ed’s email re: CCs and GTs
• Vice-chair appointment
• Future scope of GADSWG
   Roundtable: How should the GADSWG evolve as an organization? For reference, the original scope of the organization can be found here.
   Membership structure

For detailed call notes, click on link below:

GADSWG Meeting Conference Call Notes - September 30 - October 1, 2015

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