Should periods of normal ramping down and up from outages be reported to GADS?

In all cases, the normal ramp down and ramp up from outages (any type of outage) is not reported to GADS.

GADS considers it part of the normal procedure to and from outages.

The only scenario from which the periods of ramping down or up are reportable is if they are significantly outside of the normal operating procedure determined by the utility. “Normal” times for ramp downs/ups are set by the operating utility and not GADS. The utilities are the best judge as what the numbers of hours or days are appropriate. 

NERC asks the utilities to not report normal times of ramping down and up because there is no method for filtering out them out; therefore, they will be included in GADS reports.


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