ISO New England GADS Reporting Reminders

by ronfluegge 6. December 2012 11:19

In reviewing their monthly data submittals, the ISO New England noticed inconsistencies in reporting.  They ask that you please keep the following in mind when submitting your monthly data to PowerGADS:

1.       "OMC events will come in two forms: outages or deratings. The OMC event types can be either forced, maintenance or planned but it is expected that the majority will be forced outage events.”  Do not report OMC events as NC or RSFor more details see Appendix K of the NERC GADS Data Reporting Instructions

2.       "If you report both Service Hours and Gross Actual Generation (one to 9999999), GMC or GDC must also be reported. Similarly, if both service hours and a gross capacity value are reported, Gross Actual Generation must also be reported. This provides consistency when calculating performance statistics.”  Page IV-5 of the NERC GADS Data Reporting Instructions

3.       For every Startup Failure (SF) event you report, your Attempted Starts value increases by one. 

a.       Actual Unit Starts + Startup Failure Events = Attempted Unit Starts

b.      Additionally, if you have an unsuccessful start and report it as an attempted start, there needs to be a corresponding Startup Failure event.

4.       If you are getting the following warning “99-The Fuel Code specified in the Performance data is not defined as a primary, secondary or tertiary fuel in unit definition. The code is __”  Please verify that you are using the correct fuel code when submitting your Performance Data.

 

 

Code

Description

 

Code

Description

 

BM

Bio Mass

 

OO

Oil

 

CC

Coal

 

OS

Other-Solid(Tons)

 

DI

Distillate Oil

 

PC

Petroleum Cake

 

GE

Geothermal

 

PE

Peat

 

GG

Gas

 

PR

Propane

 

JP

JP4 or JP5

 

SL

Sludge Gas

 

KE

Kerosene

 

SO

Solar

 

LI

Lignite

 

WA

Water

 

NU

Nuclear

 

WD

Wood

 

OG

Other-Gas(CU ft)

 

WH

Waste Heat

 

OL

Other-Liquid(BBL)

 

WM

Wind

 

ISO New England GADS Data Uploads Using the Dashboard

by ronfluegge 8. September 2012 22:34

The Dashboard has now been updated to create ISO New England GADS data uploads.

When creating the single combined file to upload to the PowerGADS portal with the Dashboard, you will select the “ISO New England Format” option.  See our webpage http://gadsopensource.com/ISONE.aspx for more details.

Unless you have changed the default location, this single combined file can be found in the same folder where the application is installed (typically C:\GADSOS).

The single, combined file will be named:  Combined_ISONE_Data_*.txt  (for example, Combined_ISONE_Data_January_September_2012.txt).

We have posted an update (version 12.09.08.0) for the Dashboard to our software download sites:  http://GADSOpenSource.com and http://gadsos.codeplex.com/ that creates the single, combined file as required.  If you do not wish to download this Dashboard update, you can simply first create the two GADS 05 and 07 formatted files (e.g., Perf_NERC_Data_January_June_2012.txt and Event_NERC_Data_January_June_2012.txt) and then simply combine them using WordPad or Notepad (i.e., any “text” editor).  If you combine them manually, we suggest putting the 07 records after/below the 05 records

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ISO New England GADS Data Uploads Starting July 1, 2012

by ronfluegge 2. July 2012 22:35

If you submit GADS data to the ISO New England, as you are aware, they have announced that effective July 1st, PowerGADS – Production has gone live, and you should begin uploading your data by logging into the ISO-NE PowerGADS portal.

There are several things that you need to be aware of.

First, you will need to create the GADS data (using “Write Data”) in 05 and 07 record format.  Performance Data (05) and Event Data (07) must be uploaded into PowerGADS at the same time, in the same file:  a single, combined file (unlike NERC OATI’s requirement).  See our webpage http://gadsopensource.com/ISONE.aspx  for more details.  While data submittal to PowerGADS may be made as year-to-date or monthly, we recommend year-to-date.

Second, it is our current understanding that ISO-NE will be requiring the same data fields as NERC’s mandatory (required) data.  You will not be required, as we understand it, to submit the NERC “voluntary” data; however, you may do so if you desire.

As such, it is our understanding that the following data must be submitted to ISO-NE:

Performance Data:
- Net Maximum Capacity
- Net Dependable Capacity
- Net Actual Generation
- Attempted Unit Starts
- Actual Unit Starts
- Unit Service Hours
- Reserve Shutdown Hours
- Pumping Hours
- Synchronous Condensing Hours
- The remaining 02 record hours, are included in the file by the software but are recalculated by PowerGADS from the event data
- Primary Fuel Code

Event Data:
- Event Number
- Event Type
- Start of Event
- End of Event
- Net Available Capacity (deratings)
- Primary Cause Code
- Contribution Code
- Amplification Code
- Only the 01 and 02 event records are required and on the 02 record, the event verbal description is not a required field

Since the ISO-NE required data is now identical to NERC’s, when creating the single combined file to upload to the PowerGADS portal, you will select the “NERC Format” menu option under “Write Data” instead of the ISO-NE option.  See our webpage http://gadsopensource.com/ISONE.aspx  for more details.

Unless you have changed the default location, this single combined file can be found in the same folder where the application is installed (typically C:\GADSOS).

The single, combined file will be named:  Combined_NERC_Data_*.txt  (for example, Combined_NERC_Data_January_June_2012.txt).

While we are not aware of any additional issues related to the GADS Open Source software, this initial uploading of GADS data may result in new/changed requirements from ISO-NE to ASCII file formats, to data validations, to required data fields, etc. We may be required to make additional GADS Open Source code revisions between July 1st and July 31st to address any changes.  You will be notified of any and all changes.

We have posted an update (version 12.07.02.0) for Data Entry and for the Dashboard to our software download sites:  http://GADSOpenSource.com and http://gadsos.codeplex.com/ that creates the single, combined file as required.  If you do not wish to download this update, you can simply first create the two GADS 05 and 07 formatted files (e.g., Perf_NERC_Data_January_June_2012.txt and Event_NERC_Data_January_June_2012.txt) and then simply combine them using WordPad or Notepad (i.e., any “text” editor).  If you combine them manually, we suggest putting the 07 records after/below the 05 records.


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