Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates 200+ stakeholder comments to the draft mandatory data request updates related to generator design and outage detail data equipment owners must enter into NERC’s Generating Availability Data System (GADS).  The vast majority of feedback deals with the changes related to renewables; i.e., a new solar photovoltaic (GADS Solar) section has been added and GADS Wind has been expanded.  A second large group of comments relates to data needed to assess the extreme weather performance (e.g., min/max operating temperature ranges) of all resource types.

There will be a second review session of the GADS Section 1600 Data Request updates at a date yet to be announced.  The target date for initial data submissions is still January 1, 2023, but a slip is likely as approval, development, and training activities are unfinished.