Wind Generation Data Entry

Wind Generation Data Entry
Wind Generation Data Entry
Software User Manual
Effective January 2009
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Section 1 – Installation, Execution, and Updating ............................................................................ 1
Downloading and Executing WindGen Software..................................................................... 1
Updating WindGen Data Manager .......................................................................................... 3
Section 2 – Overview ......................................................................................................................... 9
Group Hierarchy ..................................................................................................................... 9
Performance Data ..................................................................................................................10
Outage Table .........................................................................................................................10
General Info ..........................................................................................................................11
Section 3 – Menu Bar ........................................................................................................................ 13
Set File Locations ..................................................................................................................14
Import Data ...........................................................................................................................15
Export Data ...........................................................................................................................18
Section 4 – Editing Plants, Groups, and Sub-Groups....................................................................... 23
Adding a Plant .......................................................................................................................23
Changing a Plant ...................................................................................................................25
Deleting a Plant .....................................................................................................................26
Adding a Group .....................................................................................................................27
Changing a Group..................................................................................................................29
Deleting a Group ...................................................................................................................31
Adding a Sub-Group ..............................................................................................................33
Changing a Sub-Group ..........................................................................................................36
Deleting a Sub-Group ............................................................................................................38
Section 5 – Performance Data ........................................................................................................... 41
Adding Performance Data ......................................................................................................42
Changing Performance Data ..................................................................................................49
Deleting Performance Data ....................................................................................................54
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Section 6 – Outage Events ................................................................................................................. 55
Adding Component Data .......................................................................................................55
Changing Component Data ....................................................................................................56
Deleting Component Data ......................................................................................................57
Section 7 – Information Panel ........................................................................................................... 61
General Information...............................................................................................................61
Roll-Up Data .........................................................................................................................62
Indicators...............................................................................................................................63
Charts ....................................................................................................................................65
Appendix A – CVS Files .................................................................................................................... 67
Appendix B – Import Errors ............................................................................................................. 83
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Section 1 – Installation, Execution, and Updating
Section 1 – Installation, Execution, and Updating
This section describes the procedures for installing and executing the WindGen Data Manager
application.
Follow the steps detailed below to install the WindGen Data Manager application.
Downloading and Executing WindGen Software
Follow the instructions detailed below to download and install the WindGen Data Manager software.
1
Open your web browser and enter the URL http://www.nerc.com/page.php?cid=4|43|46
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Click GADS Wind Generation Data Entry.
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Click on the zip file Wind Generation Data Entry Software.
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Click the Save button to save the file to a directory of your choice. Click Close.
5
Go to the directory where the file was saved, open the zip file, then double click on the install file
(su_WindGen09.exe).
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Click Run. Click Next when the welcome window for the Wind Power Generation Data Manager
09 Setup Wizard is displayed.
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Enter 6aviators in the Password field then click Next. The Custom Setup window is displayed.
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Select the features you wish to install. Install Test Data will be selected with a green check. If
it’s not selected, click the checkbox to select it. Click Next to continue.
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The default directory where the software will be installed is shown. If you would like to install the
software in a different directory, click Change.
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Click Next. The current settings are displayed.
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Click Next to start the installation.
The installation is complete.
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To run the program directly after finishing the setup, check the box next to Launch WindGen after
install. Deselecting the box will close the Setup Wizard without launching the program.
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Click Finish.
If the Launch WindGen after install was not checked, the Windows desktop is displayed. The WindGen
Data Manager can be run by double clicking My Computer and selecting the drive and directory into
which it was installed.
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If the checkbox was checked, the main Wind Power Generation application window is displayed, as
illustrated below.
After a few seconds, the NERC logo disappears.
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Updating WindGen Data Manager
Follow the steps detailed below to check for, and install any available updates to the Wind Power
Generation software.
1
Open the Wind Power Generation program.
2
From the File menu, choose Check for Updates.
The Check for Updates window is displayed, as illustrated below.
3
Click OK to continue.
4
The Web Update Wizard is displayed, as illustrated below.
Click Next to continue checking for updates.
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If there is no new version to download, a Setup Wizard Complete window is displayed, relating that
you already have the most recent version of WindGen Data Manager 08 on your system, as illustrated
below.
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If there is a new version to download, the New version available message will be displayed, as
illustrated below.
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Click Next > to continue the installation of the update.
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Once the download is complete, the Setup Wizard is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Click Next > to continue.
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Enter the password 6aviators in the Password field then click Next >.
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The Custom Setup window is displayed, as illustrated below.
The user may choose features to install. Check the boxes of the features that will be installed then click
Next > to continue.
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The Ready to Install window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Click Next > to continue the installation.
The Setup Wizard Complete message is displayed, as illustrated below.
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To launch the WindGen program after installation, check the checkbox then click Finish. The Wind
Power Generation main window is displayed.
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Section 2 – Overview
Section 2 – Overview
The main window of the Wind Power Generation program is broken down into four panels of
information. The following sections will briefly detail each of the four panels.
Group Hierarchy
The panel at the upper left of the main window displays the group hierarchy in tree form, as illustrated
below.
By clicking on the + or – boxes, each plant and group can be expanded or collapsed.
Adding a new plant, group, or sub-group, or changing or deleting an existing plant, group, or sub-group,
can also be done from this panel.
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Performance Data
The panel at the upper right of the main window displays the performance data of all the periods for the
plant, group, or sub-group that is selected in the group hierarchy tree. In the following example, the
performance data of all periods in the sub-groups under the Sheep Mountain group is shown.
Outage Table
The panel in the lower right of the main window displays the outage data of the period selected in the
Performance Data panel. In the following example, the outage data for Period 1 of the SM – GE15 subgroup under the Sheep Mountain group is shown.
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General Info
The panel in the lower left of the main window displays a tabbed window. Each tab is listed and briefly
described below.
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The General Info tab displays basic information on the plant, group, or sub-group that is selected
in the Group Hierarchy pane.
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The Roll-Up Data tab displays the cumulative amounts in each data field for all periods displayed
in the Performance Data pane.
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The Indicators tab can show two types of information, Site and Equipment.
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The Charts tab displays one of two different charts. The first chart, selected by clicking the Hours
tab at the bottom of the panel, displays a pie graph of Active Turbine-Hours.
The second chart, shown by clicking the % Generation tab at the bottom of the panel, displays a
stacked bar chart showing the % to total installed capacity.
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Section 3 – Menu Bar
The following items are shown on the menu bar of the main window:
Menu
Description
File
This menu contains the following options:
Edit
Help
Print Setup…
This option displays the Print Setup dialog box. This is a standard
Windows dialog box from which a printer can be selected, and print
options set.
Set File Locations
This option allows the user to set the folder in which the data is
located.
Open
If the main window is closed, this option will open the main window.
Import Data
This option allows the user to import existing data into the program.
Export Data
This option allows the user to export entered data to a selected
location.
Check for
Updates
This option will check for any updated versions of the program via the
internet and will open an update wizard.
Exit
This option will close the program
This menu contains the following options:
Cut
This option will cut a highlighted entry.
Copy
This option will copy a highlighted entry.
Paste
This option will paste the first previously cut or copied entry into the
selected field.
Options
This option contains the following sub-options under Information
Panel:
Charts Tab
When this option is checked, the Charts tab on
the General Information panel will be displayed
and you may view the charts. When this option
is unchecked, the Charts tab on the General
Information panel will not be displayed.
Use Live Rollup
Selecting this option will automatically update the
Data and Charts in the lower left panel in
response to the entries that are selected or
displayed in the Performance panel.
Alt Chart Colors
Selecting this option will change the color
scheme of the charts.
This menu contains the following options:
Help
This option will open the content of the Help File.
Search Help
This option will open the index of the Help File.
About
This option will show, for a brief time, the specifications of the
program.
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The following sections will further explain how to utilize some of the options found in File menu of the
Menu Bar.
Set File Locations
Follow the instructions detailed below to set file locations.
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Click the Set File Locations option from the File Menu. The File Location window is displayed,
as illustrated below.
2
Click the button to the right of the Data Path field to choose a directory for your data files. The
Browse for Folder window is displayed, as illustrated below.
3
Select the desired folder then click OK. The chosen folder is displayed in the Data Path field as
illustrated below.
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Click OK. A File Location Change message will be displayed, as illustrated below.
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Click Yes to continue. The chosen path will be the directory from which the program loads the
data.
Import Data
Follow the instructions detailed below to import data.
1
Click on File on the Menu Bar of the main window. Move the cursor over Import Data to display
the sub-menu, as illustrated below.
2
Click on the type of data you wish to import. After the type of data is selected, an Import Wizard
window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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The above example shows importing Group data
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Click Next>>. The Import Wizard continues and displays a window allowing the user to type in,
or choose from a directory, the file to import, as illustrated below.
*Note – Make sure that the file you are importing corresponds to the type of file you chose to
import. For example, if you clicked to import Group Data, the imported file should be a CSV file
of Group data. For more information about CSV files, please refer to Appendix A – CSV Files
beginning on page 67 of this manual.
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Click on the button to the right of the Incoming Filename field. Select the file you wish to
import. The file name will be displayed in the Incoming Filename field as illustrated below.
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Click Next>>. The next window of the Import Wizard is displayed as illustrated below.
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Click Start to begin importing. Once the import is complete and there are no errors, a message
will be displayed as illustrated below.
The imported data is available in the program.
If there is an error in the file, a message will be displayed as illustrated below.
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The errors may be due to errors in the file itself, or you may have chosen to import the wrong file.
In the case of having errors, the data will not be available in the program. For more information
on possible errors that may be found, see Appendix B – Import Errors
beginning on page 83.
Export Data
Follow the instructions detailed below to export data.
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Click on Export Data from the File menu on the Menu Bar. The Windgen Data Export window is
displayed as illustrated below.
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In the From Month field, enter the first month and year (MM/YYYY) of the date range you wish
to export data from.
You may also click the button to the right of the field. A calendar will be displayed as illustrated
below.
Use the arrows at the top of the calendar window to choose the start month of the date range you
wish to export data from. The month and year will be displayed in the From Month field as
illustrated below.
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Repeat step 2 to select an end month of the date range you wish to export data from.
If you wish to export all available data, do not enter a date range.
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Click Next to continue the export process. The Data Export window is displayed as illustrated
below.
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Default file names will be displayed in each data-type field. To differentiate between exported
files, you may choose to add the current date to the end of the file name by clicking the check box
next to Add Date To Filenames.
Click the button to the right of the Export Path field to choose a directory to which the data will
be exported to.
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Click Next to continue the export process. The data export window is displayed as illustrated
below.
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Click OK to begin the export. The selected time frame of data will be exported as the displayed
CSV files to the selected directory.
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Section 4 – Editing Plants, Groups, and Sub-Groups
This section will detail how to add, change, and delete plants, groups, and sub-groups. This must be done
in hierarchical order. In other words, you cannot add a Group without having a Plant to add it to; you
cannot add a Sub-Group without first having a Group to add it to; you cannot add Performance Data
without first having a Sub-Group to add it to. Performance Data is added to Sub-Groups; Sub-Groups are
added to Groups, and Groups are added to Plants.
Adding a Plant
Follow the instructions detailed below to add a new plant.
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In the hierarchy tree panel, click once on All Plants and Groups so it is highlighted, as illustrated
below.
2
Click Add a Plant, or the user may right click on All Plants and Groups and select Add New Plant
from the menu that is displayed, as illustrated below.
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The Adding Plant Record window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Enter a unique Plant Id in the Plant Id field.
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Enter a name in the Name field. This is the field that will be displayed in the hierarchy window.
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Click OK. The new plant is displayed in the group hierarchy, as illustrated below.
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Changing a Plant
Follow the instructions detailed below to change an existing plant.
1
Click once on the desired plant.
2
Click Change, or the user may right click on the desired plant and select Change from the menu
that is displayed, as illustrated below.
The Editing Plant Record window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Change the Plant Id in the Plant Id field as desired. This field must be unique as it is used to
identify the plant and related groups.
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Change the name in the Name field as desired.
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Click OK. The changed information is saved and the main window is displayed.
Deleting a Plant
Follow the instructions detailed below to delete an existing plant.
1
Click once on the desired plant.
2
Click Delete, or the user may right click on the desired plant and select Delete from the menu that
is displayed, as illustrated below.
A confirm delete message is displayed, showing the information that will be deleted, as illustrated
below.
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Click OK. An additional confirm delete message is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Click Yes to continue to delete the plant and all group, sub-group, performance and component
data attached to the selected plant. The main window is displayed.
Adding a Group
Follow the instructions detailed below to add a new group.
1
Click once on the desired plant to add a group to.
2
Click Add Group or the user may right click on the desired plant and select Add Group from the
menu that is displayed, as illustrated below.
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The Adding a Group Record window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Enter a Group Id in the Group Id field.
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Enter a display name for the Group in the Name field.
Note: All other fields are optional, but it is recommended that as many fields as possible be
filled out to allow for the most accurate peer group comparisons.
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Fill in any other desired fields. The following table lists and describes all fields.
Field
Description
Plant Id
The unique name given to the plant that the group is being created under.
Group Id
A unique ID given to the group.
ISO Resource ID
A unique identification given to the Group by the ISO.
Name
Individual name given to the group which is displayed in the hierarchy tree.
NERC – Utility Code
This is the 3-character Utility code assigned by NERC.
Unit Code
This is the 3-character Unit code assigned by NERC.
Capacity MW
The total capacity of the group measured in MegaWatts.
Auxiliary Capacity
The total capacity of the auxiliary turbines of the group, measured in
MegaWatts.
Commercial Date
Date the group entered into active status.
Nearest City
Name of the city closest in proximity to the group.
State
Name of the state in which the group is located.
Longitude
The longitude of the group’s location.
Latitude
The latitude of the group’s location.
Elevation
The elevation of the group, measured in Meters.
Wind Regime
The type of area where the group is located. The drop-down menu for this field
contains 5 options: Seashore, Plain, Plateau, Hills, and Mountain.
AAWS
The Annual Average Wind Speed, measured in meters per second.
SCADA Type
The type of SCADA being used. The drop-down menu for this field contains 7
options: Analog, Digital, IP, Ethernet, Frame Relay, Private Wire, and 56 Kbps
DDS
Manufacturer
The manufacturer name of the SCADA.
Model
The model name of the SCADA.
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Click OK after all desired information is entered into the appropriate fields. The main window is
displayed with the newly inserted group displayed in the group hierarchy tree.
Changing a Group
Follow the instructions detailed below to change a group.
1
Click on the desired group.
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Click Change, or the user may right click on the desired group and select Change from the menu
that is displayed, as illustrated below.
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The Editing a Group Record window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Change any field as needed.
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Click OK. The changed information is saved and the main window is displayed.
Deleting a Group
Follow the instructions below to delete a group.
1
Click on the desired group.
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Click Delete, or the user may right click on the desired group and select Delete from the
displayed menu, as illustrated below.
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A confirm delete message is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Click OK to continue. An additional confirm delete message is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Click Yes to continue and to delete the group and all sub-group, performance and component data
attached to the selected group. The main window is displayed.
Adding a Sub-Group
Follow the instructions below to add a new sub-group.
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Click once on the desired group under which to create the new sub-group.
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Click Add a Sub-Group, or the user may right click on the desired group and select Add SubGroup from the displayed menu, as illustrated below.
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The Adding Sub-Group Record window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Enter the sub-group ID in the Sub Group Id field.
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Enter the name in the Name field.
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Fill in the Typical Turbine Capacity field.
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Fill in the Total Turbines field.
Note: All other fields are optional, but it is recommended that as many fields as possible be
filled out to allow for the most accurate peer sub-group comparisons.
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Fill in any other desired fields. The following table lists and describes all fields.
Field
Description
Sub Group Id
A unique ID of the sub-group.
Name
The name given to the sub-group that is displayed in the group hierarchy tree.
Commissioning Year
The year in which the sub-group entered into an active state.
Typical Turbine Capacity
Typical Turbine Capacity is the MW rating of an individual wind turbine. This
value is multiplied by the number of turbines to calculate the total capacity of the
sub-group.
Total Turbines
Total number of turbines contained within the sub-group.
Design Capacity Factor
The capacity factor of the turbine as stated by the manufacturer of the turbine.
Manufacturer
The manufacturer of the turbines of the sub-group. The drop-down menu for this
field contains 12 options: Denertec S.A.C., Earth Wind And Power LLC, Enercon
Gmbh, Green Energy Technologies, Nordex, Prime Wind Power International,
R.E. Power Systems Ag, Stock Equipment Co., Urban Green Energy, Vestas,
Wind Energy Solutions, and Winwind.
Make
The name of the make of the turbines contained in the sub-group.
Model
The type of model of the turbines contained in the sub-group.
Rotor Height
Height of the rotor in meters.
Rotor Diameter
Diameter of Rotor in meters.
Cut-in Wind Speed
The lowest wind speed that the turbine will start to generate power, in meters
per second.
Low Cut-out Wind Speed
The lowest wind speed that the turbine can continue to generate power before
cutting out, in meters per second.
High Cut-out Wind Speed
This is the highest wind speed at which the turbine is capable of generating
power before cutting out, in meters per second.
Turbine Wind Class
Wind Class is a calculation of Wind Power Density and Wind Speed at a given
height above the ground. This number is given in a range of 1-7.
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Click OK after all desired information is entered into the appropriate fields. The main window is
displayed with the newly inserted sub-group displayed in the group hierarchy tree.
Changing a Sub-Group
Follow the instructions detailed below to change an existing sub-group.
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Click once on the desired sub-group to change.
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Click Change, or the user may right click on the desired sub-group and select Change from the
displayed menu, as illustrated below.
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The Editing Sub-Group Record window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Change any field as needed.
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Click OK. The changes are saved and the main window is displayed.
Deleting a Sub-Group
Follow the instructions detailed below to delete a sub-group.
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Click once on the desired sub-group to delete.
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Click Delete, or the user may right click on the desired sub-group and select Delete from the
displayed menu, as illustrated below.
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A confirm delete message is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Click OK to continue. An additional confirm delete message is displayed, as illustrated below.
Click Yes to continue to delete the sub-group and all performance and component data attached to the
selected sub-group. The main window is displayed.
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Section 5 – Performance Data
The performance data for a selected plant, group, or sub-group is listed in the panel at the top right of the
main window, as illustrated below.
Performance data is listed chronologically by year and period within each group. In this example, the
performance data for all Plants and Groups is shown.
To view additional data, use the scroll bar on the bottom to scroll to the right. The additional data
columns are shown as illustrated below.
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The Select Year drop down allows the user to choose a specific year to view records from.
The following table lists and describes each of the data found in the performance data panel.
Column
Description
GAG
The Gross Actual Generation is the total wind turbine energy going out of the Wind Turbine
Group (MWh). GAG is the sum of all individual turbine meters before removing station
service or auxiliary loads.
NAG
Net Actual Generation is the net generation (MWh) recorded at the revenue meter. It is
possible to have a negative NAG value if the group’s station service or auxiliary loads are
greater than total generation.
NMC
Net Maximum Capacity is the actual generation capability at the revenue meter and is equal
to the installed capacity less any electrical losses such as transformation losses, line losses,
and other auxiliary losses due to transmission between the turbine and revenue meter.
PDTH
Period Turbine-Hours is the number of turbine-hours being reported that the sub-group is in
the active state. PDTH can vary in output reports (month, year, etc.) but for GADS reporting
purposes, data is collected on the number of turbine-hours in a month.
CTH
Contactor Turbine-Hours is the number of turbine-hours the sub-group is synchronized to the
system. It is the turbine-hours that the contactors are closed and generation is provided to
the grid.
RSTH
Reserve Shutdown Turbine-Hours is the sum of all turbine-hours that the sub-group is
available to the system at a reduced capacity for economic reasons. There are no equipment
problems and the turbines are ready for service. Do not include RSTH with the same
equations with CTH (double counting TH).
FTH
Forced Turbine-Hours is the sum of all turbine-hours the sub-group is off-line due to forced
events. FTH are all forced events where the WTG must be removed from service for repairs
before the next Sunday at 24:00 (just before Sunday becomes Monday).
MTH
Maintenance Turbine-Hours is the sum of all turbine-hours the sub-group is off-line due to a
Maintenance event.
PTH
Planned Turbine-Hours is the sum of all turbine-hours the sub-group is off-line due to a
Planned event. A PTH event is scheduled well in advance and is of a predetermined duration
and can occur several times a year.
RUTH
Resource Unavailable Turbine-Hours is the number of turbine-hours the sub-group is not
producing electricity due to the wind being too low or too high or was outside the
manufacturer’s operating specifications.
Adding Performance Data
Follow the steps detailed below to add new performance data.
Note: Performance Data can only be added to an existing Sub-Group. An existing sub-group must
be selected before any performance data can be added to the record.
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Select a sub-group from the group hierarchy tree. The performance data for all the periods for that
sub-group is displayed in the Performance Data panel. The following example shows the periods
for the MPSG1 sub-group.
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Click Add Performance Data. The Adding Performance Data (New) window is displayed, as
illustrated below.
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In the Report Period – Year field, enter the period and the year that the data is being entered for.
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From the Sub-Group Status dropdown, select a status. The following table lists and describes the
four types of status.
Status
Description
Active
Active State is the time from when the Group is first declared commercially active until it
moves to the Inactive State.
Inactive
Reserve
IR is defined by IEEE 762 and GADS as “the State in which a group is unavailable for
service but can be brought back into service after some repairs in a relatively short
duration of time, typically measured in days.”
Mothballed
MB is defined by IEEE 762 and GADS as “The State in which a group or individual WTG
is unavailable for service but can be brought back into service after some repairs with
appropriate amount of notification, typically weeks or months.”
Retired Unit
RU is defined by IEEE 762 and GADS as “the State in which a group or individual WTG is
unavailable for service and not expected to return to service in the future.”
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The Capacity & Generation heading contains four fields of information. Enter data in these fields
accordingly. The following table lists and describes each of the fields.
Field
Description
Gross Actual
Generation (MWh)
GAG is the total wind turbine energy going out of the Wind Turbine Group (MWh).
GAG is the sum of all individual turbine meters before removing station service or
auxiliary loads.
Net Actual
Generation (MWh)
NAG is the net generation (MWh) recorded at the revenue meter. It is possible to
have a negative NAG value if the group’s station service or auxiliary loads are
greater than total generation.
Gross Installed
Capacity
GIC is the sum of all wind turbines system nameplate rating capability within the
Group.
Net Maximum
Capacity (MW)
NMC is the actual generating capability at the revenue meter and is equal to the
installed capacity less any electrical losses such as transformation losses, line
losses, and other auxiliary losses due to transmission between the turbine and the
revenue meter.
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The collected turbine-hours fields are split into two headings, active and inactive. In addition to
these two group headings, there are also three other sub-groups that fall under the Active
category.
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Under the Available and Unavailable sub-headings, enter data in the appropriate fields.
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When there are no current outage data records, as shown in the first previous example,
the FTH, MTH, and PTH fields may be entered without specifying the reason for the
outages. Once an outage data record is inserted, all other outage turbine-hours must be
specified to avoid the double-counting of outage turbine-hours.
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Under the OMC sub-heading, enter data in the appropriate fields.
The following table lists and describes each of the fields under the OMC sub-heading.
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Field
Description
oFTH
OMC Forced Turbine-Hours is a subset of FTH that equals any forced turbine that were due
to causes deemed to be outside of management control (OMC).
oMTH
OMC Maintenance Turbine-Hours is a sub-set of MTH that equals any maintenance turbinehours that were due to causes deemed to be outside of management control (OMC).
oPTH
OMC Planned Turbine-Hours is a sub-set of PTH that equals any planned turbinehours that
were due to causes deemed to be outside of management control (OMC).
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Under Inactive sub-heading, enter data in the appropriate fields.
The following table lists and describes each of the fields under the Inactive sub-heading.
Field
Description
IRTH
Inactive Reserve Turbine-Hours is the total number of turbine-hours in a period being
reported that units within the sub-group have been in the inactive reserve status.
MBTH
Mothballed Turbine-Hours is the total number of turbine-hours in a period being reported
that units within the sub-group have been in the mothballed status.
RTH
Retired Turbine-Hours is the total number of turbine-hours in a period being reported that
units within the sub-group have been in the retired status.
ITH
Inactive Turbine-Hours is the total number of turbine-hours in a period being reported that
units within the sub-group are in the inactive state.
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The calculated turbine-hours heading contains five fields. These fields are automatically
calculated using the data entered in the previous fields. The table below lists and describes the
fields under the calculated turbine-hours heading.
Field
Description
SATH
Site Available Turbine-Hours is the Period Turbine-Hours (PDTH) minus the Resource
Unavailable Turbine-Hours (RUTH).
EATH
Equipment Available Turbine-Hours is the sum of the Contact Turbine-Hours (CTH) and
Resource Unavailable Turbine-Hours (RUTH).
SUTH
Site Unavailable Turbine-Hours is the sum of Planned Turbine-Hours (PTH), Forced
Turbine-Hours (FTH), Maintenance Turbine-Hours (MTH), and Resource Unavailable
Turbine-Hours (RUTH).
EUTH
Equipment Unavailable Turbine-Hours is the sum of Planned Turbine-Hours (PTH), Forced
Turbine-Hours (FTH), and Maintenance Turbine-Hours (MTH).
CalTH
Calendar Turbine-Hours is equal to the sum of Period Turbine-Hours (PDTH) and Inactive
Turbine-Hours (ITH).
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Once all data is entered, click Test Entries. If all data is balanced, the Good Data message is
displayed, as illustrated below.
If the data is not balanced, the Entry Error message is displayed, as illustrated below.
The Entry Error message will list what needs to be changed in order for the data to be balanced.
In the above example, the Active Hours do not equal the Period Hours.
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Click OK. The Adding Performance Data window is displayed.
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10 Correct any errors. Any field that contains an error will be shown in dark yellow, as illustrated
below.
Note: Keep the following formulas in mind when entering and balancing data.
CalTH = PDTH + ITH
PDTH = CTH + RSTH + FTH + MTH + PTH + RUTH
ITH = IRTH + MBTH + RTH
RUTH = PDTH – (CTH + RSTH + FTH + MTH + PTH)
11 At any time while entering data, the user may click the refresh button to the right of the RUTH
field. This will recalculate the RUTH as the remainder of turbine-hours not included in the sum of
CTH, RSTH, FTH, MTH, and PTH to equal PDTH.
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12 Click on the Component Outage Data tab at the top of the window. The tab is displayed as
illustrated below.
13 Click Insert to add new component outage data. The Adding Cause-Outage Data window is
displayed.
14 Follow steps 4-11 from Adding Component Data starting on page 55 to enter new component
data.
15 Click on the Performance Data tab. Once all errors are corrected, click Save. The new record is
displayed in the Performance Data panel.
Note: A new Performance Data record cannot be saved when there are errors present. The user
must correct all errors before a new record can be saved.
Changing Performance Data
Follow the instructions detailed below to change an existing performance data file.
1
From the group hierarchy tree, select a plant, group, or sub-group.
2
From the Performance Data panel, click to select the desired record.
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3
Click Change, or double click on the desired record. The Editing Performance Data window is
displayed, as illustrated below.
4
Change desired fields.
Note: When there are no current outage data records, the FTH, MTH, and PTH fields may be entered
without specifying the reason for the outages. Once an outage data record is inserted, as in the above
example, all other outage turbine-hours must be specified to avoid the double-counting of outage
turbine-hours.
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5
Click the Component Outage Data tab. The tab is displayed as illustrated below.
6
Select the desired outage record to change, then click Change. The user may also double click on
the desired record. The Editing Cause-Outage Data window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Edit fields as necessary.
8
Click OK. The Editing Performance Data window is displayed with the Component Outage Data
tab selected.
9
Click the Performance Data tab.
10 Once all data is entered, click Test Entries. If all data is balanced, the Good Data message is
displayed, as illustrated below.
If the data is not balanced, the Entry Error message is displayed, as illustrated below.
The Entry Error message will list what needs to be changed in order for the data to be balanced.
In the above example, the Active Hours do not equal the Period Hours.
11 Click OK. The Editing Performance Data window is displayed.
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12 Correct any errors. Any field that contains an error will be shown in dark yellow, as illustrated
below.
Note: Keep the following formulas in mind when balancing data.
CalTH = PDTH + ITH
PDTH = CTH + RSTH + FTH + MTH + PTH + RUTH
ITH = IRTH + MBTH + RTH
RUTH = PDTH – (CTH + RSTH + FTH + MTH + PTH)
13 At any time while entering data, the user may click the refresh button to the right of the RUTH
field. This will recalculate the RUTH as the remainder of turbine-hours not included in the sum of
CTH, RSTH, FTH, MTH, and PTH to equal PDTH.
14 Once the errors are corrected, click Save. The edited entry is displayed in the Performance Data
panel.
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Deleting Performance Data
Follow the instructions detailed below to delete performance data.
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From the group hierarchy tree, select a plant, group, or sub-group.
2
From the Performance Data panel, click to select the desired performance data record.
3
Click Delete. The Confirm Delete window is displayed, as illustrated below.
4
Click Yes to delete the selected record. The selected record is deleted. The main window is
displayed.
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Section 6 – Outage Event
The outage event data for a selected performance data record is listed in the panel at the bottom right of
the main window, as illustrated below.
The above example shows the outages for the selected period in the MPSG1 sub-group.
Adding Component Data
Follow the instructions detailed below to add new component data within a selected performance data
record.
1
Select the desired plant, group, or sub-group from the group hierarchy.
2
From the Performance Data panel, select the desired period in which to enter outage data for.
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3
Click Add Component Data at the bottom of the Outage Table panel. The Adding Cause – Outage
Data window is displayed, as illustrated below.
4
From the System-Component drop down menu, select a reason for the outage.
5
Enter the total number of turbine-hours, if any, the component was on a forced outage due to the
selected reason.
6
Enter the total number of occurrences, if any, the component was on a forced outage due to the
selected reason.
7
Enter the total number of turbine-hours, if any, the component was on a maintenance outage due
to the selected reason.
8
Enter the total number of occurrences, if any, the component was on a maintenance outage due to
the selected reason.
9
Enter the total number of turbine-hours, if any, the component was on a planned outage due to the
selected reason.
10 Enter the total number of occurrences, if any, the component was on a planned outage due to the
selected reason.
11 Click OK.
The main window is displayed.
Changing Component Data
Follow the instructions detailed below to edit existing component outage data.
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Select the desired plant, group, or sub-group from the group hierarchy.
2
Select the desired period from the performance data panel.
3
Click once on the desired outage record from the Outage Table.
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Click Change. The Editing Cause-Outage Data window is displayed, as illustrated below.
5
Edit desired fields.
6
Click OK. The main window is displayed.
Deleting Component Data
Follow the instructions detailed below to delete an outage data record.
1
Select the desired plant, group, or sub-group from the group hierarchy.
2
Select the desired period from the performance data panel.
3
Click once on the desired outage record from the Outage Table.
4
Click Delete. The Confirm Delete message is displayed, as illustrated below.
5
Click Yes to delete the selected record. The main window is displayed.
The following method can also be used to delete component data:
1
Select the desired plant, group, or sub-group from the group hierarchy.
2
Select the desired period from the performance data panel.
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Click on Change, or double click the desired performance record. The Editing Performance Data
window is displayed, as illustrated below.
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Click the Component Outage Data tab. The tab is displayed as illustrated below.
5
Select the desired outage record and click Delete. A Confirm Delete message is displayed, as
illustrated below.
6
Click Yes to delete the selected record. The Editing Performance Data window is displayed.
7
Click Save. Changes are saved and the main window is displayed.
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Section 7 – Information Panel
This section will explain in more detail the options available in the panel located at the bottom left of the
main window.
General Info
The General Info tab displays basic information on the plant, group, or sub-group that is selected in the
Group Hierarchy pane at the top left of the main window. Information on this tab is displayed from
previously entered data and cannot be changed.
In the following example, General Plant Information of the Grand Vent I Plant is shown.
In the following example, the General Group Information of the Mineral Peak Test Site group is shown.
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In the following example, the General Sub-Group Information of the TestSite 1 sub-group is shown.
Roll-Up Data
The Roll-Up Data tab displays the cumulative amounts in each data field for all periods displayed in the
Performance Data panel. A short definition of each field can be shown simply by moving the cursor over
the desired field.
This data can be refreshed by clicking on the Refresh Roll-Up button at the bottom of the panel. It can
also be refreshed automatically by clicking on Edit at the top of the screen, then clicking on Use Live
Roll-Up from the Options drop-down.
The following example shows the cumulative data for the periods listed under the Sheep Mountain group.
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Indicators
The Indicators tab contains four sub-tabs, Resource, Equipment, OMC Resource, and OMC Equipment.
The data on the Indicators tab can be refreshed by using the Refresh Roll-Up button on the Roll-Up Data
tab. It can also be automatically refreshed by clicking on Edit at the top of the screen, then clicking on
Use Live Roll-Up from the Options drop-down. A short definition of each field can be displayed simply
by moving the cursor over the desired field. The data shown on each sub-tab is described below.
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The Resource sub-tab of the Indicators tab displays the cumulative amounts in each data field for all
periods displayed in the Performance Data panel. The data shown in the fields of the Resource subtab corresponds to resource availability.
The following example shows the Resource data for the periods under the Mineral Peak Test Site.
For the corresponding equations for Resource Indicators, please refer to the Wind Plant Performance
Equations section of the Wind Turbine Terms, Definitions, and Equations document.
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The Equipment sub-tab of the Indicators tab displays the cumulative amounts in each data field for all
periods displayed in the Performance Data panel. The data shown in the fields of the Equipment subtab accounts for all mechanical outages.
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The following example shows the Equipment data for the periods under the Mineral Peak Test Site.
For the corresponding equations for Equipment Factors and Equipment Rates, please refer to the Wind
Plant Performance Equations section of the Wind Turbine Terms, Definitions, and Equations document.
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The OMC Resource sub-tab of the Indicators tab displays the cumulative amounts in each data field
for all periods displayed in the Performance Data panel. The data shown in the fields of the OMC
Resource sub-tab corresponds to resource availability less Outside Management Control events.
The following example shows the OMC Resource data for the periods under the Mineral Peak Test
Site.
For the corresponding equations for OMC Resource Factors and OMC Resource Rates, please refer to the
Wind Plant Performance Equations section of the Wind Turbine Terms, Definitions, and Equations
document.
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The OMC Equipment sub-tab of the Indicators tab displays the cumulative amounts in each data field
for all periods displayed in the Performance Data panel. The data shown in the fields of the OMC
Equipment sub-tab accounts for all mechanical outages less Outside Management Control events.
The following example shows the OMC Equipment data for the periods under the Mineral Peak Test
Site.
For the corresponding equations for OMC Equipment Factors and OMC Equipment Rates, please refer to
the Wind Plant Performance Equations section of the Wind Turbine Terms, Definitions, and Equations
document.
Charts
The Charts tab can display one of two different charts, Hours and % Generation. The data can be
refreshed by clicking the Refresh Chart button at the bottom of the panel. The data can also be
automatically refreshed by clicking on Edit at the top of the screen, then clicking on Use Live Roll-Up
from the Options drop-down. The data displayed in each graph is described below.

The first chart, selected by clicking the Hours tab at the bottom of the panel, displays a pie graph of
Active Turbine-Hours. The total hours translated to the chart are the cumulative turbine-hours of all
the periods displayed in the Performance Data panel.
The following example shows the Active Turbine-Hours for all the periods under the MPSG1 subgroup.
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
The second chart, shown by clicking the % Generation tab at the bottom of the panel, displays a
stacked bar chart showing the breakdown of the power generated and the losses out of the total
generation capability. The Total Installed Capacity is the cumulative total of all the periods displayed
in the Performance Data panel.
The following example shows the % to Total Installed Capacity for the SM-GE15 sub-group.
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Appendix A – CSV Files
You can import five types of files – Plant, Group, Sub-Group, Performance, and Hours. While each file
is a CSV file and has a similar layout, the content of each corresponds with the set of data that is read in
the program. For instance, if you wish to import Plant data, you must choose the CSV file containing the
Plant data.
The CSV files to import are usually saved with the data type as part of the file name to easily differentiate
between them. When exporting, the WindGen Data Entry program will automatically name them as, for
example, wdplants.csv, and will give you the option of adding the current date to the file name. Files to
import are usually similarly named.
The following tables explain the fields that are entered in each type of CSV file.
Note: For field names with footnotes, see Entry Look-Up Tables beginning on page 75.
Plants
Column
Field Name
Entry Type
Description
1 NERC Utility Code
String-3
This is the unique code assigned
to the Plant by NERC.
2 Plant ID
String-10
This is a unique identification
given to the Plant that is entered.
This ID is referenced in all
Groups, Sub-Groups,
Performance data, and Hours
data existing under the Plant.
3 Plant Name
String-45
This is the display name given to
the Plant.
Groups
Column
Field Name
Entry Type
Description
1 Plant ID
String-10
This is the unique ID of the Plant
under which the Group exists.
2 Group ID
String-10
This is a unique identification
given to the Group that is
entered. This ID is referenced in
all Sub-Groups, Performance
data, and Hours data existing
under the Group.
3 Group Name
String-45
This is the display name given to
the Group.
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4 NERC Utility Code
String-3
This is the unique code assigned
to the Group by NERC.
5 NERC Unit Code
String-3
This is the unique code assigned
to the Group by NERC.
6 Capacity
Numeric-10.2
The nominal capacity of the entire
Group, in MW.
7 Auxiliary Capacity
Numeric-10.2
The combined capacities of all
turbines not normally connected,
and not part of GIC, in MW.
8 AAWS
Numeric-3
This is the long term Annual
Average Wind Speed
9 Longitude
Numeric-9.4
The degrees of longitude of the
physical location of the Group.
10 Latitude
Numeric-8.4
The degrees of latitude of the
physical location of the Group.
11 City
String-40
The name of the city that the
Group is closest to (or resides in).
12 State
String-2
The state abbreviation where the
Group is located.
13 Elevation
Numeric-10.2
The elevation of the physical
location of the Group, given in
meters.
14 Wind Regime1
Numeric-3
This is the average topography of
the area in which the Group is
located. Enter code from look-up
table.
15 Commercial Date
String-N10
The date, in the form
MM/DD/YYYY, that the Group
came online and became active.
16 SCADA Type2
String-10
This describes the type of
SCADA system in use. Enter
code from look-up table.
17 SCADA Manufacturer3
String-5
The name of the manufacturer of
the SCADA system. Enter code
from look-up table.
18 SCADA Model
String-10
The name of the model of the
SCADA system.
19 ISO Resource ID
String-30
This is the identification given to
the Group by the ISO.
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Sub-Groups
Column
Field Name
Entry Type
Description
1 Plant ID
String-10
This is the unique ID of the Plant
under which the Sub-Group
exists.
2 Group ID
String-10
This is the unique ID of the Group
under which the Sub-Group
exists.
3 Sub-Group ID
String-10
This is a unique identification
given to the Sub-Group that is
entered. This ID is referenced in
all Performance and Hours data
existing under the Sub-Group.
4 NERC Utility Code
String-3
This is the unique code assigned
to the Sub-Group by NERC.
5 NERC Unit Code
String-3
This is the unique code assigned
to the Sub-Group by NERC.
6 Unit Code Extension
String-3
This is a unique code extension
assigned to the Sub-Group by
NERC.
7 Sub-Group Name
String-45
This is the display name given to
the Sub-Group.
8 Commissioning Year
String-4
This is the year, in the form
YYYY, that the Sub-Group was
commissioned.
9 Typical Capacity
Numeric-7.2
This is the typical capacity, or
MW rating, of wind turbine group.
10 Total Number of
Turbines
Numeric-7
The actual number of physical
turbines that exist in the SubGroup.
11 Manufacturer4
String-5
The name of the manufacturer of
the turbines in the Sub-Group.
Enter code from look-up table.
12 Make
String-20
The name of the make of the
turbines in the Sub-Group.
13 Model
String-20
The model name of the turbines
in the Sub-Group.
14 Rotor Height
Numeric-7
The height of the rotor, given in
meters.
15 Rotor Diameter
Numeric-7
The diameter of the rotor, given in
meters.
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16 Cut-in Wind Speed
Numeric-7
This is the lowest wind speed that
the turbine will start to generate
power, in meters per second.
17 Low Cut-out Wind
Speed
Numeric-7
This is the lowest wind speed that
the turbine can continue to
generate power before cutting
out, in meters per second.
18 High Cut-out Wind
Speed
Numeric-7
This is the highest wind speed at
which the turbine is capable of
generating power before cutting
out, in meters per second.
19 Turbine Wind Class
String-20
Wind Class is a calculation of
Wind Power Density and Wind
Speed at a given height above
the ground. This number is given
in a range of 1-7.
20 Turbulence5
Numeric-3
The average wind turbulence
where the Sub-Group is located.
Enter code from look-up table.
21 Wind Speed6
Numeric-3
The average range of wind speed
where the Sub-Group is located.
Enter code from look-up table.
22 Wind Shear7
Numeric-3
The average strength of the
difference between wind direction
and wind strength. Enter code
from look-up table.
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Performance
Column
Field Name
Entry Type
Description
1 Plant ID
String-10
This is the unique ID of the Plant
under which the Sub-Group
exists.
2 Group ID
String-10
This is the unique ID of the Group
under which the Sub-Group
exists.
3 Sub-Group ID
String-10
This is the unique ID of the SubGroup for which the performance
data is being entered under.
4 Report Year
String-N4
This is the year, in the form
YYYY, for which the performance
data is being entered.
5 Report Period
String-N2
This is the period (month), in the
form MM, for which the
performance data is being
entered.
6 NERC Utility Code
String-3
This is the unique code assigned
to the Sub-Group by NERC.
7 NERC Unit Code
String-3
This is the unique code assigned
to the Sub-Group by NERC.
8 Status8
String-2
This is the status of the entire
Sub-Group during the year/period
for which the data is entered.
Enter code from look-up table.
9 GAG
Numeric-12.2
This is the gross actual
generation, measured in MWh.
10 NAG
Numeric-12.2
This is the net actual generation,
which is recorded at the revenue
meter. It is measured in MWh.
11 NMC
Numeric-10.2
This is the net maximum
capacity.
12 CalTH
Numeric-12.2
This is the Calendar TurbineHours, which is the total number
of hours during one period
(month).
13 PDTH
Numeric-12.2
This is the Period Turbine-Hours,
which is the number of Calendar
Hours that the equipment is in an
active state.
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14 CTH
Numeric-14.2
Contactor turbine-hours is the
number of Turbine-Hours that the
contactors are closed and
generation is provided to the grid.
15 RSTH
Numeric-12.2
Reserve shutdown turbine-hours
is the sum of all Turbine-Hours
that the Sub-Group is available to
the system at a reduced capacity.
16 RUTH
Numeric-12.2
Resource unavailable turbinehours is the number of TurbineHours the Sub-Group is not
producing electricity.
17 FTH
Numeric-12.2
Forced turbine-hours is the total
number of Turbine-Hours that the
Sub-Group is off-line due to
Forced Events.
18 oFTH
Numeric-12.2
OMC forced turbine-hours is a
sub-set of FTH, accounting for
Forced Turbine-Hours that are
due to events deemed to be
outside of management control.
19 MTH
Numeric-12.2
Maintenance turbine-hours is the
total number of Turbine-Hours
that the Sub-Group is off-line due
to Maintenance Events.
20 oMTH
Numeric-12.2
OMC maintenance turbine-hours
is a sub-set of MTH, accounting
for Maintenance Turbine-Hours
that are due to events deemed to
be outside of management
control.
21 PTH
Numeric-12.2
Planned turbine-hours is the total
number of Turbine-Hours that the
Sub-Group is off-line due to
Planned Events.
22 oPTH
Numeric-12.2
OMC planned turbine-hours is a
sub-set of PTH, accounting for
Planned Turbine-Hours that are
due to events deemed to be
outside of management control.
23 SATH
Numeric-12.2
Site available turbine-hours is the
PDTH minus the RUTH.
24 SUTH
Numeric-12.2
Site unavailable turbine-hours is
the sum of the PTH, FTH, MTH,
and RUTH.
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25 EATH
Numeric-12.2
Equipment available turbinehours is the sum of the CTH and
RUTH.
26 EUTH
Numeric-12.2
Equipment unavailable turbinehours is the sum of PTH, FTH,
and MTH.
27 IRTH
Numeric-12.2
Inactive reserve turbine-hours is
the total number of Turbine-Hours
in a period being reported that the
Sub-Group is in the Inactive
Reserve State.
28 MBTH
Numeric-12.2
Mothballed turbine-hours is the
total number of Turbine-Hours in
a period being reported that the
Sub-Group is in the Mothballed
State
29 RTH
Numeric-12.2
Retired unit turbine-hours is the
total number of Turbine-hours in
a period being reported that the
Sub-Group is in the Retired State.
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Hours
Column
74
Field Name
Entry Type
Description
1 Plant ID
String-10
This is the unique ID of the
Plant under which the SubGroup exists.
2 Group ID
String-10
This is the unique ID of the
Group under which the SubGroup exists.
3 Sub-Group ID
String-10
This is the unique ID of the
Sub-Group for which the
performance data is being
entered under.
4 Report Year
String-N4
This is the year, in the format
YYYY, for which the outage
data is being entered.
5 Report Period (month) String-N2
This is the period (month), in
the format MM, for which the
outage data is being entered.
6 NERC Utility Code
String-3
This is the unique code
assigned by NERC to the
Sub-Group for which the
outage data is being entered.
7 NERC Unit Code
String-3
This is the unique code
assigned by NERC to the
Sub-Group for which the
outage data is being entered.
8 System9
Numeric-14
The system that was
responsible for the outage.
Enter code from look-up
table.
9 Component ID10
Numeric-14
The specific component of
the system responsible for
the outage. Enter code from
look-up table.
10 Cause Code
String-N4
11 Forced Derate Hours
Numeric-10.2
The total number of hours
that the Sub-Group was on
Forced Derate during the
entered period for the reason
stated.
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12 Number of Forced
Derates
Numeric-14
The total number of
occurrences that the SubGroup was on Forced Derate
during the entered period for
the reason stated.
13 Maintenance Derate
Hours
Numeric-10.2
The total number of hours
that the Sub-Group was on
Maintenance Derate during
the given period for the given
reason.
14 Number of
Maintenance Derates
Numeric-14
The total number of
occurrences that the SubGroup was on Maintenance
Derate during the entered
period for the reason stated.
15 Planned Derate hours
Numeric-10.2
The total number of hours
that the Sub-Group was on
Planned Derate during the
entered period for the reason
stated.
16 Number of Planned
Derates
Numeric-14
The total number of
occurrences that the SubGroup was on Planned
Derate during the entered
period for the reason stated.
Entry Look-Up Tables
1. Wind Regime
Entry
2. SCADA Type
Entry
Seashore
1
Analog
1
Plain
2
Digital
2
Plateau
3
IP
3
Hills
4
Ethernet
4
Mountain
5
Frame Relay
5
Ridge
6
Private Wire
6
56Kbps DDS
7
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3. SCADA Manufacturer
Entry
4. Turbine Manufacturer
Entry
Emerson
ES
Denertec S.A.C.
DT
Garrad Hassan
GH
Earth Wind and Power LLC
EWP
General Electric Co.
GE
Enercon Gmbh
EC
Horizon Wind Energy
HWE
Green Energy Technologies
GET
Mita-Teknik
MTK
Nordex
NX
Scadabase
SCB
PW
Second Wind
SC
Prime Wind Power
International
Vestas
VES
R.E. Power Systems Ag
REP
Stock Equipment Co.
SE
Urban Green Energy
UGE
Vestas
VES
Wind Energy Solutions
WIS
Winwind
WW
5. Turbulence
Entry
6. Wind Speed
Entry
Low
1
0-4 m/s
1
Mild
2
4-8 m/s
2
Moderate
3
6-11 m/s
3
Strong
4
11-14 m/s
4
Severe
5
14-17 m/s
5
17-21 m/s
6
21-24 m/s
7
24-30 m/s
8
30-32 m/s
9
>32 m/s
10
7. Wind Shear
Entry
8. Status
Entry
Smooth
1
Active Status
AC
Moderately Rough
2
Inactive Reserve Status
IR
Rough
3
Mothballed Status
MB
Very Rough
4
Retired Status
RU
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9. System: The following table lists available systems and the code to key in for each system.
System
Entry
Balance of Plant
143
Brake
137
Control System
142
Drive Train
136
Electrical
144
External
145
Gear Box
135
Generator/Exciter
141
Hydraulic System
140
Pitch System
139
Rotor
134
Structures
133
Yaw System
138
10. Component: The following tables list available components for each system and the code to key in
for each component.
System
Balance of Plant
Component
General
674
Feeder/Collection
650
Metering and Relays
655
Overhead Lines
652
Pad Mount-Multiple WTG
651
Preventative Maintenance
682
SCADA
656
Site Reactive Power Comp
654
Substation
653
Wind Park Control System
657
System
Brake
Entry
Component
Entry
General
673
High Speed Shaft Brake
617
Mechanical Lock
618
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System
Control System
Component
General
672
Cabinet Cooling/Heating
648
Cold Weather Control
647
Control Com Links Top and Bottom
644
Low Voltage Control Wiring
638
Processor
645
Processor Cooling
646
Reactive Power Control
640
Sensors
642
Software
643
Voltage Regulation
639
VRCC
641
Windvane and Anemometer
649
System
Drive Train
Component
78
Entry
General
671
High Speed Coupling
615
Main Bearings
613
Main Shaft
614
Transmission Shaft
616
System
Electrical
Entry
Component
Entry
General
670
Circuit Breakers and Switches
661
Individual Pad Mounted Xformers
662
Power Compensation-WTG
660
Power Converters
658
Transmission Cables
659
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System
External
Component
General
681
Catastrophe (OMC)
680
Economic (OMC)
679
Off-Taker Transmission & Distribution
675
Off-Taker Transmission & Distribution (OMC)
683
Weather – Ice (OMC)
677
Weather – Lightning
678
Weather - Temperature
676
System
Gear Box
Component
Entry
General
669
Gear Box
608
Gear Box Heating/Cooling
609
Gear Box Oil System
610
Gearbox Filtration
611
Torque Arm System
612
System
Generator/Exciter
Entry
Component
Entry
General
668
Exciter
634
Generator
631
Generator Bearings
632
Generator Cooling Systems
636
Generator Lube Oil Systems
633
Generator Shaft
635
Wiring to Gen Terminals
637
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System
Hydraulic System
Component
General
667
Common Pump and Motor
627
Filtering System
629
Hoses, Reservoirs, Valves
630
Hydraulic Accumulator
628
System
Pitch System
Component
666
Electrical
626
Mechanical/Electrical
624
Pitch Hydraulics
625
Component
80
Entry
General
665
Aerodynamic Brake
602
Blade Pitch Bearing
603
Blades
600
Deicing Systems
604
Hub
601
Lightning Protection
605
Nose Cone
606
System
Structures
Entry
General
System
Rotor
Entry
Component
Entry
General
664
FAA Lighting
598
Foundations
595
MASS/Harmonic Damp
599
Nacelle
593
Nacelle Heating & Cooling
597
Paint & Coatings
596
Towers
594
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System
Yaw System
Component
Entry
General
663
Slew Ring
620
Yaw Dampening
622
Yaw Gear
621
Yaw Lubrication Systems
623
Yaw Motors/Hydraulics
619
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Appendix B – Import Errors
While importing CSV files, a number of errors may occur. The following lists and describes all possible
errors that may occur.
No Plant ID
This error may occur when importing Hours, Performance, Sub-Group, Group, or Plant files. This
happens when there is no Plant ID entered in the CSV file being imported.
No Group ID
This error may occur when importing Hours, Performance, Sub-Group, or Group files. This happens
when there is no Group ID entered in the CSV file being imported.
No Sub-Group ID
This error may occur when importing Hours, Performance, or Sub-Group files. This happens when there
is no Sub-Group ID entered in the CSV file being imported.
Plant ID Not Found
This error may occur when importing Performance, Sub-Group, or Group files. This happens when the
Plant ID entered in the CSV file does not match any found within the program. This would create an
orphan record and therefore is not imported.
Group ID Not Found
This error may occur when importing Performance, Sub-Group, or Group files. This happens when the
Group ID entered in the CSV file does not match any found within the program. This would create an
orphan record and therefore is not imported.
Sub-Group ID Not Found
This error may occur when importing Performance, or Sub-Group files. This happens when the SubGroup ID entered in the CSV file does not match any found within the program. This would create an
orphan record and therefore is not imported.
Performance ID Not Found
This error may occur when importing Hours files. This happens when the data (Sub-Group, Group, Plant,
year, or period) in the Hours CSV file does not match any found in any corresponding Performance file.
This would create an orphan record and therefore is not imported.
Bad Period/Year
This error may occur when importing Hours or Performance files. This happens when the entered year is
earlier than 1980 or greater than the current year, or if the entered period (month) is not within the range
of 1-12.
Invalid System
This error may occur when importing Hours files. This happens when the System Identifier does not
match any found within the program.
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Hours Do Not Balance
This error occurs when the fields in the Performance record file do not balance according to the following
formulas:
CalTH = PDTH + ITH
PDTH = CTH + RSTH + FTH + MTH + PTH + RUTH
ITH = IRTH + MBTH + RTH
RUTH = PDTH – (CTH + RSTH + FTH + MTH + PTH)
No Name or Description
This error may occur when importing Sub-Group, Group, or Plant files. This happens when the
name/description field is blank in the incoming CSV file.
File Error During Save
This error occurs when there is a file error when saving the record. There may be nothing wrong with the
record. This may indicate hard disk errors.
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