Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the 2016 Generating Availability Data System (GADS) summarized by NERC in four spreadsheets.  Twenty-four different indicators of performance are derived from the information – exposing trends such that capacity growth has outpaced the predicted demand.

NERC’s GADS statistics are a key source of information for policy makers to gauge how each resource type is performing.  They will help determine the amounts and types of capacity that will be deployed in North American over the next decade or so.