Protection System Misoperations

Protection System Operations and Misoperations are reported by Transmission Owners, Generator Owners, and Distribution Providers via the Misoperation Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS) Portal per the accompanying Section 1600 data request. Entities are required to report data on a quarterly basis, within 60 days of the end of each quarter.

For more information about MIDAS, please contact

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Reference Document Update - Changes have been made to the MIDAS Portal User Guide and MIDAS Data Reporting Instructions. The updated documents can be found under the Reference Documents section. If you have any questions about these documents, please contact

Application Update - Multiple updates have been made to the MIDAS Application. To view these changes, please review the document labeled "MIDAS Application Update - December 2020" under the MIDAS Application Updates section below.

 Data Submission

Deadlines for Data Submission into MIDAS are:
Reporting Deadline*Period of Operation to Report
March 1​Any updates for the prior year
May 30​Quarter 1: January 1 - March 31
​August 29​Quarter 2: April 1 - June 30
​November 29​Quarter 3: July 1 - September 30
March 1​Quarter 4: October 1 - December 31

*When a deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, reporting will be extended through the following business day.  

collapse Grouping : Key MIDAS Documents ‎(2)
MIDAS_Portal_Nothing_to_Report_FAQ.pdfMIDAS - Nothing to Report
MIDAS_Reporting_Template.xlsxMIDAS Reporting Template*
collapse Grouping : Section 1600 Reference Documents ‎(3)
Data Request Consideration of Comments_20140729.pdfData Request Consideration of Comments
Misoperations_Data_Request_for_Public_Comment.pdfDraft Protection System Misoperations Section 1600 Data Request for Public Comment
PRC-004-3 Section 1600 Data Request_20140729.pdfFinal Draft Protection System Misoperations Section 1600 Data Request

 Program Contacts

MIDAS_Application_Update-December_2020.pdfMIDAS Application Update - December 202012/4/2020