FirstEnergy Solutions will utilize PowerGADS for Generation Availability Management beginning in 2020
FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., will utilize PowerGADS to manage generation availability beginning in January, 2020. PowerGADS, also used by FirstEnery Corp., is where users can generate statistical generation data from a variety of sources, whether contained in a centralized location or distributed among several. Upon collection, all data is validated using NERC Level 1 and Level 2 diagnostics. Once validated, the data is used for several purposes, including internal reporting; for example, the Station Performance and Generating Outage Rate Program. PowerGADS then submits this gathered data to an ISO/RTO or the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) using standard "card" formats.