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NEW: First Forced Outages Report

 

Using Generation ERIS data going back to 1980. The report examines a generating unit’s first few forced outages after going online and connecting to the grid. The report contains information on combustion turbine, fossil, hydro and nuclear units. The report will help point out initial stress areas of units and initial efficiencies of units. It may be used to prepare for projected outages through better maintenance planning, and help identify system components that may benefit from design modification prior to installation, by examining the length of outages and the mean duration to the outages for the first five outages encountered by newly online generation units. Over 100 hydro units, over 50 combustion units, 14 nuclear units and 24 fossil units, were examined in this report.

 

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30 Years of ERIS Transmission Data (1980-2010)

This special series of three reports contain information on the performance of transmission equipment in Canada. Highlighted are individual years trended over a 30 year span. Notably, this includes the 1998 ice storm and its forced outages.

The three reports in this series include Transmission Lines and Terminals, Circuit Breakers, and Transformer Banks. The reports not only highlight trends year over year from 1980 to 2010 for mean duration and frequencies (and unavailability for Transmission lines/terminals), but also highlights them by primary cause for each of the components. This has never before been reported on.

Also included in the reports is an aggregated section with 30 years of data for each report, as seen in the annual released report.

These reports are available in portable document format (pdf) only.

Members: $150.00 each
Members Package of all 3 reports $300.00
Non-Members: $650.00 each
Non-Members Package of all 3 reports $1300.00
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The following reports are produced annually by the Analytics Program:
 


For information on publications, please contact Doris Amo at amo@electricity.ca or at 613-230-9263. To place an order, download the order form and fax to Doris Amo at 613-230-9326.

Forced Outage Performance of Transmission Equipment
The report contains information on the performance of transmission equipment in Canada. Information from the report can be used by utility companies for analyzing transmission line performance, to make decisions regarding new transmission line construction and existing line upgrades and to focus resources for maintenance programs and system planning in order to maximize performance.

This report covers 9 major components of transmission equipment in Canada with an operating voltage of 60 Kv and above, but also includes compensators, reactors and capacitors with a voltage below 60 Kv. Section 1 contains information on data contributors. Section 2 contains the list of transmission inventory dealt with in the report as well as a summary of the performance of the equipment. Section 3 contains the definitions used in calculating the figures in this report. Tables containing the performance statistics are contained in the appendices of the report. These statistics are classified by voltage classes, by subcomponents, by primary causes and by interrupting mediums.

This report often reveals interesting trends in outages over the five-year period, for example:

  • Increase or decrease in forced outage time due to transformer banks as well as the number of forced outages.
  • Increase or decrease in the number of forced outages for circuit breakers.
  • Increase or decrease in the number of forced outages for series capacitors along with the average time to repair.
  • The number of and mean duration of outages due to cable performance.
  • The mean duration for outages and the number of outages for static compensator performance.
  • The number of and mean duration of outages for shunt reactor banks.
  • The number of and mean duration of outages for shunt capacitor banks


Project participants: $50.00 (for additional copies)
Members: $550.00
Non-members: $1,400.00
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Generation Equipment Status
The report contains information on the performance of electrical generating units in Canada. Information from the report can be used by utility companies for analyzing generating unit performance, to make decisions regarding new generating unit construction and existing unit upgrades and to focus resources for maintenance programs and system planning in order to maximize performance.

This report contains information for over 850 generating units in Canada. Section 1 contains information on data contributors and the scope of the report. Section 2 contains the distributions of the generating units by age and Maximum Continuous Rating (MCR), as well as a summary of the unit types, operating experience and the top five (5) causes of outages. Section 3 lists the top ten (10) generating unit performers for the year. The definition of terms and the tables and graphs containing the performance on the basis of age and MCR, Operating Factor, and totals by unit and fuel types, along with detailed outage and cause statistics are all contained in the appendices.

Total forced outage time on all unit types, including hydro, fossil, combustion turbine and nuclear units is included and five-year data trends may indicate the following:

  • Hydro – Increase or decrease in average forced outage duration
  • Fossil – Increase or decrease in forced outages due to components in Steam Generation Facilities (for example)
  • Combustion Turbine – Increase or decrease in use although available
  • Nuclear – Increase or decrease in average forced outage duration


Project participants: $50.00 (for additional copies)
Members: $550.00
Non-members: $1,400.00
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Annual Service Continuity Report on Distribution System Performance in Electrical Utilities
This report contains information on component and system reliability and performance. By using these metrics in combination with the cause of an electricity interruption, utility companies can set targets for improving service reliability, develop programs in support of their improvement targets, and make design/build decisions that try to mitigate interruption causes.

This report contains the performance indicators SAIDI, SAIFI, CAIDI and the Index of Reliability for Canada. Also included are the major causes of interruption to the system and to the customers. This report is a great analytics tool that can be used to determine the quality and performance of utility service with respect to their customers. The Distribution system performance for the current year is given along with comparisons to the previous year and to the five-year average.

Some industry standard metrics based on member data collected each year as well as for the five-year period are included:

  • System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI)
  • System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI)
  • Customer Average Interruption Duration Index (CAIDI)
  • Index of Reliability (IOR)
  • Customer interruptions per kilometre
  • Customer hours per kilometre


Project participants: $50.00 (for additional copies)
Members: $250.00
Non-members: $800.00
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Bulk Electricity System: Delivery Point and Significant Power Interruptions
This report provides data on delivery point interruptions. A BES Delivery Point is understood as the interface between the BES and the Distribution System. Interruptions are defined by a loss of voltage supply due to a problem with a busbar or within the BES.

This report contains the performance indicators SAIDI, SAIFI, SARI and Delivery Point Unreliability Index. Also included are the major causes of interruption to the system. This report is a great analytics tool that can be used to determine the quality and performance of utility service with respect to their transmission systems, by performing analysis on momentary and sustained outages on single, and multi circuits. The Transmission system performance for the current year is given along the five-year average.

The BES reporting system enables:

  • Collection of Delivery Point Interruption (DPI) performance data and Significant Power Interruption (SPI) statistics at a national level
  • Comparison by utilities of their DPI performance against other Canadian utilities
  • Analysing SPI statistics against other Canadian utilities
  • Combined reporting


Project participants: $50.00 (for additional copies)
Members: $250.00
Non-members: $800.00
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