Transmission Availability Data System (TADS)
On October 23, 2007, the NERC Board of Trustees (Board) approved the collection of the Phase I TADS data, beginning in calendar year 2008. On October 29, 2008, the Board approved the collection of Phase II TADS Non-Automatic Outage Data, beginning in 2010. TAD collects transmission outage data in a common format for: 
  1. Bulk Electric System AC Circuits (Overhead and Underground)
  2. Transmission Transformers (No Generator Step-up Units) 
  3. Bulk Electric System AC/DC Back-to-Back Converters 
  4. Bulk Electric System DC Circuits
 

TADS efforts began in 2006 with the formation of the TADS Task Force under the NERC Planning Committee. This task force designed TADS and the associated processes for collecting TADS data. On June 30, 2009, the task force issued its first reports for data collected in 2008. On July 1, 2009, the task force was retired and replaced with the TADS Working Group. This change recognized the ongoing design and oversight of TADS that is more appropriately assigned to a working group than a task force. NERC uses the information to develop transmission metrics that analyze outage frequency, duration, causes, and many other factors related to transmission outages.

While TADS is not intended to provide determinative performance measures, it is used to quantify certain performance aspects. In addition to collecting simple transmission equipment availability, TADS will collect detailed information about individual outage events that, when analyzed at the regional and NERC level, will provide data that may be used to improve reliability.

 
All TADS-related material is available for download from the TADS Working Group.
 

For more information, please contact tads@nerc.net

 

 TADS News

Deadlines for Data Submission Into WebTADS Are:

  • February 15, for the prior year 

  • May 15, for Quarter 1, January 1 – March 31

  • August 15, for Quarter 2, April 1 – June 30

  • November 15, for Quarter 3, July 1 – September 30  

  • February 15, for Quarter 4, October 1 – December 31

 

  
  
  
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