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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Microsoft Windows Defender

by ronfluegge 18. August 2017 14:19

Windows Defender is Microsoft's antimalware software. Defender works with Windows Update to automatically install new virus definition files as they are published and provide computers using the Microsoft operating system (OS) with both real-time and anytime scanning options.

Defender was originally released in 2006 as an add-on for Windows XP. With the release of Windows Vista, however, the software was enabled by default. Since the release of Windows 8, should a computer's default antivirus software be from a third-party and that software expire, Defender will automatically become the default AV once again. This is to ensure that every computer running a Microsoft operating system is using antivirus software.

Windows Defender is considered to be primarily a consumer-oriented security tool, geared toward the non-technical user who is not interested in purchasing additional protection. It does have the advantage of knowing the Windows OS better than any other tool and is quite good at removing malware when it is detected. Because it is a Microsoft product, however, it is also a target for malware designed specifically to attack and disable Defender.

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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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