GADS/OS Wind Data Entry / Analysis & Reporting

by ronfluegge 17. December 2016 17:02

Our development team has a long-term track record of providing industry software based upon best practice analysis and RAM metrics (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability) for the conventional power market. Our team is finalizing software that will be available to the wind industry during the 1st quarter of 2017.

The result is the GADS/OS Wind - setting a new standard in Wind Industry GADS data collection, analysis and reporting.

GADS/OS Wind allows you to collect and report validated data as specified in the GADS Wind Turbine Generation (GADS‐W) ‐ Data Reporting Instructions (DRI) Version: 1.2 (Revision Date: 09/30/2016 - Effective Date: 01/01/2017). The NERC DRI was developed to assist plant personnel in reporting information to NERC’s GADS Wind Reporting application. The instructions detail the procedures, schedule, and format to follow when reporting data. Our GADS/OS Wind software complies with the latest requirements.

If you have existing software to collect GADS wind data, now is the time to ensure that it complies with DRI Version: 1.2 (Revision Date: 09/30/2016 - Effective Date: 01/01/2017).

The delivery date is driven by the NERC staff's completion of the Wind DRI and the NERC web application that data will be uploaded to. NERC’s go-live date for their Wind software data upload process and implementation target is the end of January 2017. Afterwards, our team will be given access to test our software against the NERC upload process and to make any changes required.

As a result of the testing on both sides, there will not be an update of the NERC Wind DRI until Q2 2017 which may require that our GADS/OS Wind software be updated again to meet any new or additional requirements.

Our goal is to release a completely tested application that meets NERC's requirements and minimizes the impact on our users -- we do the testing; not our users.

PJM 2016 Summer Capacity Verification

by ronfluegge 1. June 2016 10:39

Today is June 1st and the start of the 2016 Summer Verification Test Period. The test period runs from June 1 through August 31, 2016. All units in the PJM Capacity Market must test to their Summer Installed Capacity during this time. Additionally, all units, with the exception of Hydro, Pumped Hydro and Diesel, must ambient correct their test data. Also, Hydro and Pumped Hydro units must perform their once per year test during this period.

The due date for data submission is September 30, 2016. Any generator not submitting a Summer test, without due cause, will be considered 100% forced out for the entire Summer period of June 1 through November 30, 2016.

There is no tolerance given to test results. All units must test to their exact Installed Capacity Value or greater.

When a unit fails its verification test, a derating event should be placed in GADS to cover the deficiency. If this is done by the operator, the test result and the derating amount will be added and then compared to the Total ICAP Commitment Amount. If the derating is input by PJM, only the test result will be compared to the Total ICAP Commitment Amount and could result in an ICAP Shortfall.

The rules for verification testing can be found in Manual 21 on the PJM web site under the tab Documents/Manuals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the PJM GADS Administrators at


PJM - Special announcement about planned and maintenance event audits

by ronfluegge 31. May 2016 13:36

Starting June 1, 2016, monthly audits for compliance with PJM Manual 10 will be performed on all PJM eGADS planned and maintenance outages and deratings. 

Manual 10 “Pre-Scheduling Operations” states:

  1. All planned outages and deratings must be scheduled no less than 30 days prior to the operating day in which the planned outage or derating is to commence. (Section 2.2.1)
  2. All maintenance outages and deratings must be scheduled no less than 3 days prior to the operating day in which the maintenance outage or derating is to commence. (Section2.3.2) 

Please read the document on the PJM eGADS webpage entitled “Scheduled Events (Planned & Maintenance)” at this link for more detailed information: 

Keep in mind that compliance is not limited to the most recent eGADS reporting month, but will typically be performed on the existing and most recent Delivery Years.

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