PJM 2016 Summer Capacity Verification

by ronfluegge 1. June 2016 10:39

Today is June 1st and the start of the 2016 Summer Verification Test Period. The test period runs from June 1 through August 31, 2016. All units in the PJM Capacity Market must test to their Summer Installed Capacity during this time. Additionally, all units, with the exception of Hydro, Pumped Hydro and Diesel, must ambient correct their test data. Also, Hydro and Pumped Hydro units must perform their once per year test during this period.

The due date for data submission is September 30, 2016. Any generator not submitting a Summer test, without due cause, will be considered 100% forced out for the entire Summer period of June 1 through November 30, 2016.

There is no tolerance given to test results. All units must test to their exact Installed Capacity Value or greater.

When a unit fails its verification test, a derating event should be placed in GADS to cover the deficiency. If this is done by the operator, the test result and the derating amount will be added and then compared to the Total ICAP Commitment Amount. If the derating is input by PJM, only the test result will be compared to the Total ICAP Commitment Amount and could result in an ICAP Shortfall.

The rules for verification testing can be found in Manual 21 on the PJM web site under the tab Documents/Manuals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the PJM GADS Administrators at gadssupport@pjm.com.


PJM - Special announcement about planned and maintenance event audits

by ronfluegge 31. May 2016 13:36

Starting June 1, 2016, monthly audits for compliance with PJM Manual 10 will be performed on all PJM eGADS planned and maintenance outages and deratings. 

Manual 10 “Pre-Scheduling Operations” states:

  1. All planned outages and deratings must be scheduled no less than 30 days prior to the operating day in which the planned outage or derating is to commence. (Section 2.2.1)
  2. All maintenance outages and deratings must be scheduled no less than 3 days prior to the operating day in which the maintenance outage or derating is to commence. (Section2.3.2) 

Please read the document on the PJM eGADS webpage entitled “Scheduled Events (Planned & Maintenance)” at this link for more detailed information: http://www.pjm.com/markets-and-operations/etools/egads.aspx 

Keep in mind that compliance is not limited to the most recent eGADS reporting month, but will typically be performed on the existing and most recent Delivery Years.

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GADS Training for Conventional Generators

by ronfluegge 18. April 2016 12:49

Meeting Announcement
NERC GADS Training for Conventional Generators

June 28, 2016 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT
June 29, 2016 | 8:00 am – Noon MT

Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Office
155 North 400 West, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103-1114
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Click here for:  Training Registration
Registration is limited to 50 people
Registration requested by COB Friday, June 17 

Training topics
• Welcome and Intro
• GADS – The Big Picture
• How GADS data is used
• Training slides on events and performance
• Combined cycle component vs. block reporting
• Case for event reviews
• Review of cause codes
• Examples of poorly reported events to NERC
• Understanding Appendix F: Equations
• OATI System
• Wind – coming soon
• GADS resources on NERC website

For more information or assistance, please contact Donna Pratt, NERC (via email) or at 404-446-9789.

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