Operations Optimization for Power

by ronfluegge 20. January 2016 12:58

GE’s solution to providing KPI visibility and drive improvement is Operations Optimization (OO). Within Operations Optimization is a cloud-based suite that provides KPI-focused analytics to multiple levels of the organization. OO provides the single source of truth, built on credible data, as well as actionable recommendations.

Operations Optimization helps organizations deliver enterprise data visibility across power plant and fleet-wide footprints, providing a holistic understanding of the operational decisions that can expand capabilities, lower production costs, and improve reliability. It empowers operators and plant managers with KPI driven insights to raise operating efficiencies across an entire fleet or wind farm.

OO helps organizations determine which levers to pull to reinvent their existing plants, and optimizes the impacts to their various KPIs – primarily helping operators:

  • Raise efficiency by analyzing output and heat rate KPIs
  • Enhance system flexibility by providing insights around turndown percentage, ramp rate, start up time, and Area Regulation Performance (ARP)
  • Increase availability, such as commercial availability, Equivalent Availability Factor (EAF), and Equivalent Forced Outage Rate (EFOR)

OO provides value through these analytics in 3 ways:

  • Visibility tells the user where they are in terms of the asset status, its comparison against the past or the fleet, or where it could be in the future with both historical performance trends and future projections.
  • Insights are what is driving that status – they help find the root causes through system and plant-level diagnostic tools.
  • Actions are the specific changes that can be made and the impact they can have on that specific KPI.
The GADS Open Source software version and later supports GE's Operations Optimization by allowing generating companies to collect, calculate and upload to GE the data they need.

Click the links for more details:   GE Operations Optimization 

GE Operations Optimization Brochure-Final.pdf (433.62 kb)

Decoding GADS OS Version Numbers

by ronfluegge 8. August 2015 11:49

The GADS OS software uses a version numbering scheme composed of four sets of numbers.  Here's how to decode it!

          {major version number}●{minor version number}●{build number}●{update number}

The first number is the major version number, and it refers to the year the particular version of the application was compiled (e.g., 15=2015,14=2014, etc.).

The second number is the minor version number, and it refers to the month the particular version of the application was compiled (1-12).

The third number is the build number, and it refers to the day of the month the particular version of the application was compiled (1-31).

The fourth, and last number, is the update number, and it is used to identify the update number if more than one compile of the source code is "released" on a given date (0,1,2,3,...). 

Therefore, if your version is shown as, then your version was compiled on 4/15/2013 and was the first released (0) version on that date.

So, there you go…  You now know how to read GADS OS's version numbers!

GADS Open Source Project Activity Update

by ronfluegge 23. July 2013 19:34

GADS Open Source Project Activity Statistics

Project Lifetime (May 2011 - July 23,2013)

CodePlex website


Download counts are for all publicly available releases, source code changesets, and wiki attachments.

7,725 page views
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2,634 visits
A visit is a series of one or more page views from the same browser within a short timeframe.


GADS OS Support Website


3,825 application downloads to 122 countries

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