10. January 2017 11:08
NERC GADS training - tentative 2017 schedule
1. Week of May 1st - conventional and wind at TRE, Austin
2. Week of May 22nd - wind training at the AWEA Windpower 2017 conference
3. Week of August 7th - conventional and wind at WECC, Salt Lake
4. Week of October 2nd - conventional and wind at NERC, Atlanta
When the exact dates for the 2-day sessions are finalized, it should be posted at http://www.nerc.com/pa/RAPA/gads/Pages/Workshops.aspx
5. January 2017 10:48
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions staff released an electric reliability primer that provides an overview of FERC’s role in overseeing the reliable operation of the nation’s bulk power system.
The primer outlines the basic structure of how the bulk power system operates with an explanation of fundamental concepts and functions related to power system operations. The document also discusses FERC’s authority under section 215 of the Federal Power Act with regard to reliability and how FERC has implemented that authority, primarily focusing on the oversight of the development and enforcement of mandatory Reliability Standards. Reliability Standards impose requirements on the users, owners and operators of the bulk power system to assure that they fulfill their responsibilities in reliable grid operations, consistent with the basic engineering functions and concepts discussed in the primer.
Also highlighted is the role of the NERC as the Electric Reliability Organization and the relationship to FERC and industry stakeholders.
FERC Reliability Primer
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.