A Short History of NERC GADS

by ronfluegge 7. October 2017 17:50

1979 ⎯  NERC assumes responsibility for collecting and analyzing generator availability data from the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Prime Movers Committee. NERC, with support from the Electric Power Institute, restructures EEI’s Equipment Availability Data Reporting System to create the Generating Availability Data System (GADS). 

1990 ⎯  Congress passes the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. NERC uses the GADS database to provide the Energy Information Administration with a summary of forced and planned outages in the 1985−87 period. EPA uses the GADS data to set generator unit emission allocation values.

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NERC's State of Reliability 2017

by ronfluegge 21. June 2017 08:30

NERC's State of Reliability 2017 report is now available.

The report reviews past performance of the bulk power system, examines the state of system design, planning and operations, and the ongoing efforts by NERC and industry to continually improve system reliability and resiliency.

This independent review of bulk power system is based on analysis of data and metrics, which enables NERC to examine trends, identify potential risks to reliability, establish priorities and develop effective mitigation strategies.

Details: https://lnkd.in/dzs9JZk

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NERC’s March Newsletter

by ronfluegge 12. April 2017 10:46

NERC’s monthly newsletter is now available on the NERC website or by clicking here: https://lnkd.in/d3dn39x.

Read about NERC activities in the month of March. Highlights in this edition include:

• NERC, NATF Host Sixth Annual Human Performance Conference and Workshops

• Fourth Reliability Leadership Summit Identifies Key Priorities for BPS

• NERC, CRE and CENACE Sign Memorandum of Understanding.

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