NERC GADS Wind Training - AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition

by ronfluegge 4. February 2017 20:44

AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition

May 22 - 25, 2017

Anaheim, CA


Post-Conference Seminar:  NERC GADS Wind Training

Thursday, May 25, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

*Ticket Required to Attend - click here to add to an existing registration

NERC has implemented GADS reporting requirements for wind plants on a voluntary basis for 2017 with mandatory reporting starting in 2018, based on plant size. Learn how to register for access to the GADS Wind reporting application, data types and formats to report. Practical application of the GADS Wind Data Reporting Instructions will be covered, including outage definitions and coding. This training provides the fundamentals to prepare you for mandatory reporting to NERC. 

Trainers: Fred Beasom, Nextera Energy and Donna Pratt, NERC

$199 AWEA Members, $299 Non-Members

NERC GADS Training - Tentative 2017 Dates

by ronfluegge 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 













FERC Staff Releases Electric Reliability Primer

by ronfluegge 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

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