NERC Training Announcement - GADS Conventional and Wind Training

by ronfluegge 4. August 2018 13:41

The NERC Generating Availability Data System Working Group (GADSWG) implements a uniform approach to reporting and measuring North American generating plant availability, performance and other related reliability data.

Conventional GADS training will include items such as how GADS data is used, events and performance, combined cycle component versus block reporting, the case for event reviews, review of cause codes, examples of poorly reported events to NERC, understanding Data Reporting Instructions (DRI) Appendix F: Equations and the data submittal process at Open Access Technology International (OATI).

Wind GADS training will include the reporting implementation timeline, entity registration, processes and reports. Additionally, the data submittal process through the NERC GADS Wind reporting application will be covered.

The GADSWG will offer training at the following location:

Week of October 15th at SERC Reliability Corporation, Charlotte, NC
Click here for Training at SERC in Charlotte, NC

Training classes conducted are:
•    An introductory session for new conventional GADS reporters on Monday
•    Conventional GADS material will be covered on Tuesday
•    Appendix F  and analytics in conventional GADS will be covered on Wednesday
•    GADS Wind material will be covered on Thursday and Friday

Training Schedule:
•    Monday | Noon – 1:00 p.m. Registration | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00. p.m. Introductory Session
•    Tuesday | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Conventional GADS
•    Wednesday | 9:00 a.m. – Noon | Conventional GADS Appendix F Equations and Analytics
•    Thursday | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Wind GADS
•    Friday | 9:00 a.m. – Noon | Wind GADS

Although registration is required, there is no fee for this training.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be included.

For more information or assistance, please contact NERC via email: for conventional units or for wind plants.

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