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NERC GADS Filing Requirements

On May 7, 2004, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted Decision No. 04-05-018 "Decision Adopting General Order Implementing and Enforcing Electric Generator General Duty Standards, Maintenance Standards, and CAISO'S Outage Coordination Protocol". This decision also includes General Order (GO) 167, Sections 10.3.2 to 10.3.4, which require all jurisdictional generators to submit design, event and performance data to the NERC GADS database.

The CPUC requires reporting of current plant data to NERC for all jurisdictional plants greater than 10 MW in total capacity, and both current and historical data reporting to NERC for all plants greater than 50 MW in total capacity. 


Authorization to Release GADS Data

All jurisdictional generators must sign a release form, permitting NERC to share the GADS data with the CPUC.

>>>  Download the Authorization to Release GADS data 


Mail the original completed release form to:

Mr. G. Mike Curley
Manager - GADS Services
North American Electric Reliability Council
116-390 Village Boulevard
Princeton, NJ 08540

Mail a copy of the completed release form to:

California Public Utilities Commission
Consumer Protection and Safety Division
Electric Generation Performance Branch
Subject: Release of GADS data
505 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105


For further information regarding NERC-GADS account setup, data reporting, or available workshops in the state, please contact G. Mike Curley at (801) 756-0972 or by email at


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If you have questions regarding the NERC GADS filing requirements, please either call (415) 355-5503 or email


Last Modified: 4/24/2012

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