In 2017, in-person training will be offered on conventional and wind reporting for GADS. The purpose of the training is to assist reporters in using an 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 locations:
Week of May 1st at Texas Reliability Entity (TRE), Austin
Week of August 7th at Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Salt Lake City
October 2nd at North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Atlanta
Training classes conducted each week are:
An introductory session for new conventional GADS reporters on Monday
Conventional GADS material will be covered on Tuesday and Wednesday
GADS Wind material will be covered on Thursday and Friday
Monday, 2017 | Noon – 2:00 p.m. | Registration | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00.p.m. | Introductory Session
Tuesday, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Conventional GADS
Wednesday, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – Noon | Conventional GADS Appendix F Equations
Thursday, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Wind GADS
Friday, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – Noon | Wind GADS
* It is recommended that attendees tour a power plant before attending this training.