PJM: 2013 GADS Data to OATI

by ronfluegge 11. January 2013 10:23

All PJM Utility representatives that have Admin access to the OATI system must login and “Review” their Contact and Unit information for the year 2013. 

If this is not done, PJM will not be able to submit your 2013 GADS data to NERC/OATI.

If you have any questions, let the PJM GADS Administrators know.

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Proposed Criteria for Determining Scope of Section 215 Activities – Request for Comments

by ronfluegge 18. December 2012 15:47

The 2012 FERC audit of NERC requires a justification for a number of historical activities that NERC provided over the years. Included in the mix is justification for continuing support of pc-GAR, Manufacturer’s Support Systems (MSS), benchmarking work, and special studies. FERC wants testimonials (letters) from users (generating companies, ISOs, consulting groups, manufacturers, etc.) as to why NERC should continue supporting these works. Otherwise, NERC cannot provide anyone with those services or the GADS data outside NERC. 

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is requesting comment on its proposal to adopt criteria for use in determining whether particular activities are within the scope of Section 215 of the Federal Power Act and thus may be funded under Section 215.

Click Here for RequestProposed Criteria for Determining Scope of Section 215 Activities: Request for Comments

Comments are due December 21, 2012.

For more information or assistance, please contact David Cook (david.cook@nerc.net) or at (202-644-8047).

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ISO New England GADS Reporting Reminders

by ronfluegge 6. December 2012 11:19

In reviewing their monthly data submittals, the ISO New England noticed inconsistencies in reporting.  They ask that you please keep the following in mind when submitting your monthly data to PowerGADS:

1.       "OMC events will come in two forms: outages or deratings. The OMC event types can be either forced, maintenance or planned but it is expected that the majority will be forced outage events.”  Do not report OMC events as NC or RSFor more details see Appendix K of the NERC GADS Data Reporting Instructions

2.       "If you report both Service Hours and Gross Actual Generation (one to 9999999), GMC or GDC must also be reported. Similarly, if both service hours and a gross capacity value are reported, Gross Actual Generation must also be reported. This provides consistency when calculating performance statistics.”  Page IV-5 of the NERC GADS Data Reporting Instructions

3.       For every Startup Failure (SF) event you report, your Attempted Starts value increases by one. 

a.       Actual Unit Starts + Startup Failure Events = Attempted Unit Starts

b.      Additionally, if you have an unsuccessful start and report it as an attempted start, there needs to be a corresponding Startup Failure event.

4.       If you are getting the following warning “99-The Fuel Code specified in the Performance data is not defined as a primary, secondary or tertiary fuel in unit definition. The code is __”  Please verify that you are using the correct fuel code when submitting your Performance Data.

 

 

Code

Description

 

Code

Description

 

BM

Bio Mass

 

OO

Oil

 

CC

Coal

 

OS

Other-Solid(Tons)

 

DI

Distillate Oil

 

PC

Petroleum Cake

 

GE

Geothermal

 

PE

Peat

 

GG

Gas

 

PR

Propane

 

JP

JP4 or JP5

 

SL

Sludge Gas

 

KE

Kerosene

 

SO

Solar

 

LI

Lignite

 

WA

Water

 

NU

Nuclear

 

WD

Wood

 

OG

Other-Gas(CU ft)

 

WH

Waste Heat

 

OL

Other-Liquid(BBL)

 

WM

Wind

 


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