Generation Consulting Services, LLC announces its 2012 GADS Data Reporting Workshop

by ronfluegge 10. September 2012 14:55

Generation Consulting Services, LLC announces its 2012 GADS Data Reporting Workshop which will be held October 24-26, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. 

The workshop will cover a number of important topics, including:

  • How to report GADS data correctly to NERC
  • NERC’s webE-GADS reporting system
  • Voluntary wind turbine reporting
  • Unit/component benchmarking
  • Managing optimal unit profits
  • pc-GAR hands-on training

Attached is the Workshop Brochure which provides details about the agenda and who should attend.  

To register, complete the attached Workshop Registration Form and e-mail it to Mike Curley at  Mike will send an electronic invoice which you can pay by Visa or MasterCard, or you can also pay by check. 

Seating is limited, so register now!

Workshop Brochure.pdf (236.10 kb)

Workshop Registration Form.pdf (110.91 kb)

ISO New England GADS Data Uploads Using the Dashboard

by ronfluegge 8. September 2012 22:34

The Dashboard has now been updated to create ISO New England GADS data uploads.

When creating the single combined file to upload to the PowerGADS portal with the Dashboard, you will select the “ISO New England Format” option.  See our webpage for more details.

Unless you have changed the default location, this single combined file can be found in the same folder where the application is installed (typically C:\GADSOS).

The single, combined file will be named:  Combined_ISONE_Data_*.txt  (for example, Combined_ISONE_Data_January_September_2012.txt).

We have posted an update (version for the Dashboard to our software download sites: and that creates the single, combined file as required.  If you do not wish to download this Dashboard update, you can simply first create the two GADS 05 and 07 formatted files (e.g., Perf_NERC_Data_January_June_2012.txt and Event_NERC_Data_January_June_2012.txt) and then simply combine them using WordPad or Notepad (i.e., any “text” editor).  If you combine them manually, we suggest putting the 07 records after/below the 05 records



Error Msg: Could not load Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel

by ronfluegge 6. September 2012 16:16

We have had to update Analysis & Reporting’s Excel functionality for Excel 2007+, but an Excel PIA DLL (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.dll) was inadvertently not included in with the July 31st AR MSI installer file.  It was added and re-uploaded to our sites on August 22nd. 

If you downloaded the AR MSI between July 31st and August 22nd and installed AR, you may have an error reported when running AR reports.  The error is “Could not load file or assembly Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel ... The system cannot find the file specified.”

If you have Office 2007 or newer, as we understand it, that “missing” file is supposed to be a part of the Office installation, but it may not be installed.

If you do get the error, please download from the link below, unzip the files into the folder where you have Analysis & Reporting installed and retry AR. 

Download it at:



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