Changes to the GADS Data Reporting Instructions from 2023 to 2024

Conventional, Solar and Wind - Contributing Operating Condition - Required

The Contributing Operating Condition provides context for the conditions which led to the Event. The Contributing Operating Condition field distinguishes the failure mode (“what failed”) from the failure mechanism (“conditions under which it failed”). NERC uses the contributing Operating Condition to differentiate between generating units that go out during large scale environmental impacts such as hurricanes, intense cold, or similar events. If the event would have happened even if the extreme conditions did not exist, then you would report No Contributing Condition.

Most reported events will occur during normal operating conditions and will report No Contributing Condition.

Other changes

Voluntary Problem Alert field becomes mandatory Contributing Operating Condition in 2024

NEW Conventional GADS Physical and Cyber Security Cause Codes: 9090, 9091, 9092 and 9093

Conventional Design Data MUST be created and uploaded BEFORE GADS performance and event data for Q1 and Q2 2024 can be uploaded in August 2024