In 2018, in-person training will be offered on conventional and wind reporting for GADS. The purpose of the training is to assist reporters in using 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 locations: 

GADS Wind Training
March 1-2, 2018
EDF Renewable Energy (EDF-RE)
San Diego, CA
GADS Conventional and Wind Training
June 18-22, 2018
Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI)
Minneapolis, MN
GADS Conventional and Wind Training
October 15-19, 2018
SERC Reliability Corporation
Charlotte, NC
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
Training Schedule:
Monday | Noon – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch and Registration | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00.p.m. | Introductory Session for new conventional GADS reporters.
Tuesday | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Conventional GADS
Wednesday | 9:00 a.m. – Noon | Conventional GADS Appendix F Equations
Thursday | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Wind GADS
Friday | 9:00 a.m. – Noon | Wind GADS
Registration will open for these classes will open no later than December 1, 2017. There is no fee for this training. Continental breakfast and lunch will be included. It is recommended that attendees tour a power plant before attending.  
For more information, please contact vial email: for conventional units or for wind plants

 Training Videos

EFDHRS_Event_Data.xls EFDHRS_Event_Data8/7/2017
GADS_Example_1_Adjusting_GADS_Data_For AMB_blank.xlsmGADS_Example_1_Adjusting_GADS_Data_For AMB_blank8/7/2017
Why GADS.pdfWhy GADS8/7/2017
Location of the webE-GADS Data Reporting Training.pdfLocation of the webE-GADS Data Reporting Training8/7/2017
GADS_101_Data_Reporting_Workshop_October_2017 revision.pdfGADS_101_Data_Reporting_Workshop8/7/2017
Introductry Session Questions.pdfIntroductry Session Questions8/23/2017
Introductory Session.pdfIntroductory Session8/23/2017
Importance of Auditing and Reviewing Your Companys GADS Events.pdfImportance of Auditing and Reviewing Your Companys GADS Events8/7/2017