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System Requirements

May Release

Release Dates

Training: 5.14.2020
Production: 5.28.2020

About This Release

This release implements enhancements that improve the user experience when uploading and downloading .xml and .txt files, as well as added validation around the NDA submission process.

Enhancements

The Model Sharing Non-Disclosure Agreement now performs a validation to ensure submitted email addresses are properly formatted and disallows non-corporate email addresses.

File Updates

  • GO Survey Browserless XML functionality is being retired, however, the .txt upload functionality in the UI remains available for use.
  • The Voltage Control Philosophy column has bene removed from the Browserless XML Unit Download and D-Curve Report, and the corresponding .csv download from eDART Web UI. This information is available via Voltage Schedules within eDART.
  • Auto-generated .txt and .csv files have been modified to properly reflect carriage returns when the file types are opened in Notepad. 

eDART Forum Presentation PDF
eDART XML Forum Presentation PDF
eDART User Guide PDF

 

Previous Releases


Release 6

Release Dates
Training: 1.14.2020
Production: 2.13.2020

About This Release
This release implements the tracking of Voltage Limits in eDART and also includes updates to the Gen Checkout process.

New Features
Transmission Owners will now manage Voltage Limits directly in eDART.

Existing Feature Improvements
Gen Checkout will now allow creation of Ambient Air tickets for Warning and Regular records, in addition to the Acknowledge records.

eDART User Guide PDF

Release 5

Release Dates
Training: 12.3.2019
Production: 12.18.2019

About This Release
Based on user feedback, enhancements have been made to improve the usability of Networks Application Model Build process, as well as enhancements to improve user-friendliness and accuracy of values.

Enhancements
Model Build Enhancements, effective Spring 2020.
Loads modeled in PJM’s EMS will be available in eDART.
Next model build will be available approximately 2 weeks earlier in eDART.
Color labels added to D-Curve Reports and Transmission Tickets for “Soon to be In-Service” and “Soon to be Retired”.

File Updates
Voltage Schedules numeric input fields now allows users to enter values up to two decimal places.
2 characters were added to the Item and Ticket id Column to the Linesout report.
CSV downloads of dcurvegen, dcurevtrans and ratingscsv are being retired from the download drop list. These will be available via Web UI on Edart page.
Leading space removed from column headers of Equipment.csv.
Column ‘LOG_TERM’ is changed to ‘LONG_TERM’ from Ratings.csv.

12.3.2019 Forum Presentation PDF

Release 4

Release Dates
Training: 9.16.2019
Production: 10.8.2019

About This Release
Based on user feedback, enhancements have been made to improve the usability of Linesout reports and auto-generated emails, as well as enhancements to improve user-friendliness and data accuracy.

Enhancements
In the IRC Company Reserve Check, columns for inapplicable zones are now hidden instead of blank.
D-Curve download is now available on the D-Curve Report page.

Transmission
Voltage Schedules numeric input fields now allows users to enter values up to two decimal places.

TERM
Equipment Historical Change Log Report now has a hyperlinked Ticket ID that will take users to the revision screen for the linked ticket; Congestion Management Priority has been added as a status; and the Back to Report button properly returns the user to the report.
When searching for TERM tickets, if Ticket ID or Company Ticket ID are entered, all other filters are ignored.
The R, X, B Ticket company comment field can be edited if the ticket is in Submitted or Awaiting Build statuses.
Ratings download is now available on the Effective Ratings Report page.

Network Model
Network Model/Cut-In Ticket Report now allows search by Ticket ID and a wildcard search by Station.
Equipment Type/Field Report now available.

Retired Downloads
Tariff Equipment Details download
SSR, SSR by Date, ERL downloads
Status Report download
Restoration Plan download

Retired Uploads
On Cost Max Emerg

eDART Release 4 User Group Presentation PDF

Release 3

Release Dates
Production: 6.26.2019

Cut-In Ticket Enhancement
Current functionality: When a transmission ticket is marked as cut-in, a Restoration Plan Update Request is created in Update Required status. Unchecking the cut-in flag does not close the Restoration Plan Update Request.
Enhancement: If a cut-in transmission ticket is unchecked as cut-in and nothing has been done with the Restoration Plan Update Request, eDART will set its status to Cancelled by Company.
See slide 27 of June 2019 eDART User Group Meeting.

Reactive Reserve Check (RRC) Enhancements
Company Timestamp added to RRC Report and RRC Full download: Indicates the last time the RRC was updated from the company side either by ICCP, XML or web UI
RRC Full download now returns the open RRC or last posted RRC if no RRC ID is selected: Previously returned a system error
Refresh button removed from posted RRC reports: there is nothing to refresh on a posted report.
See slides 28-29 of June 2019 eDART User Group Meeting.

TERM Ticket Enhancements
Equipment End filter added to View/Revise, History Report and Recently Restored filters. Filter page also re-arranged to accommodate new field.
See slide 30 of June 2019 eDART User Group Meeting.

Voltage Schedules
Fixed issue with Voltage Schedule tickets not being flagged as Late if not acknowledged by Effective Date.
See slide 6 of June 2019 eDART User Group Meeting.

Voltage Schedules
Daily emails will be sent out when the Annual Review for Voltage Schedules is in progress if acknowledgement has not been completed:
Email sent to the same email address currently receiving notifications.
Email text will include the posted message on the TO Annual Review and GO Annual Review pages.
Email text will include the posted message on the TO Annual Review and GO Annual Review pages.
Daily emails will be sent to the TO when each GO in TO’s transmission zone completes all acknowledgements for the Annual Review.
Current daily email to TO now excludes Needs Schedules tickets if there is another ticket in the queue for the unit.
Notifications will only be sent for units that actually require TO action.
Likewise, Voltage Schedules button will only be red if there are units that actually require TO action and will ignore Needs Schedules tickets for units with another ticket in the queue.
See slides 31-32 of June 2019 eDART User Group Meeting.

IRC Statistical Report
New report to track Generation company’s response to Instantaneous Reserve Checks (IRCs) per month:
Report also available to PJM Dispatch.
Displays information on available capacity , total units, total reserves acknowledged, total reserves unacknowledged and score.
Score = (Total Reserves Acknowledged / Total Reserves) x 100
See slides 23-24 of June 2019 eDART User Group Meeting.
General
Updated phone number for the PJM Support Center for locked accounts.
See slide 6 of June 2019 eDART User Group Meeting.

Release 2

Release Dates
Production: 5.29.2019

Inclusion of Unit Retirements in Restoration Plans Update
Unit Retirement added as a reason to update the system restoration plans in eDART.
Designed to work similar to update due to cut-in transmission tickets:
Included in Pending Restorations Plan queue.
Option to indicate No Update Needed.
Attachment G required for submitting updates and for no update needed.
Email notification sent when retirement date is submitted and beginning 30 days to Next Update Request Date if pending.
See slides 27-30 of March 2019 eDART User Group Meeting.

Restoration Plan Emails Update
Updates made to the emails sent out when a Cut-In Ticket is submitted and daily emails sent beginning 30 days from ticket end if the Restoration Plan update is still unresolved.
Added language about and link to TO/TOP Matrix (https://pjm.com/library/compliance.aspx).
Sender changed to Restoration Plan Reviewers group email address to facilitate easy reply to appropriate group.
Subject of daily email updated to display Next Update Date instead of email date.
See slide 31 of March 2019 eDART User Group Meeting.

Retirement of Facility Data Application in eDART
Facility Data application was used to record fault clearing times for use in the Transient Stability Analysis tool (TSA).
2 characters were added to the Item and Ticket id Column to the Linesout report.
TSA is getting this data via other sources and the application in eDART is no longer needed.