Most people will want to use a current production release. Best of all, GADS Open Source™ can be downloaded and used entirely free of any license or maintenance fees.

Current Production Release

GADS Open Source™ 17.xx.xx.xx is the current base production release.

Updated to include enhanced jointly-owned generating unit data collection and reporting AND to support General Electric's Operational Excellence program data requirements and uploads

GE’s solution to providing KPI visibility and drive improvement is Operations Optimization (OO). Within Operations Optimization is a cloud-based suite that provides KPI-focused analytics to multiple levels of the organization. OO provides the single source of truth, built on credible data, as well as actionable recommendations.

Operations Optimization helps organizations deliver enterprise data visibility across power plant and fleet-wide footprints, providing a holistic understanding of the operational decisions that can expand capabilities, lower production costs, and improve reliability. It empowers operators and plant managers with KPI driven insights to raise operating efficiencies across an entire fleet or wind farm.

Contact General Electric directly for specifics regarding participation in their Operational Excellence program.

GADS OS Wind is currently scheduled to be available to the wind industry during the 1st quarter of 2017 (see home page for more details on release date). If you have existing software to collect GADS wind data, now is the time to ensure that it complies with NERC's GADS Wind Turbine Generation Data Reporting Instructions Version: 1.2 (Revision Date: 09/30/2016 - Effective Date: 01/01/2017).

To download or update the current Windows version, scroll to bottom of this page.

Except for bug fixes, the next major release is currently scheduled to follow the NERC updates in December 2017.

We use the most current industry-standard Microsoft® Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET, and C# languages and software development tools, Visual Studio 2017, with the corporate standard database management systems of Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server™ 2008/2012/2014/2016, and Oracle Database 10g/11g/12c enabling our software to provide reliable and scalable solutions regardless of current or future operating systems—including the 64-bit Windows operating systems.

Installation instructions are found on the Installation page linked to from the Documentation for the particular release.

New NERC GADS cause codes for 2017
Currently no software updates are "required" for 2017, but installation of the latest software version is recommended.
New cause codes list:   New GADS Cause Codes 2017
You can download the new cause codes and update your database using one of the 3 methods below:
1. Online Installer to install "8. Use the Cause Code Updater to update the Cause Codes and Amp Codes tables"
2. Individual modules to download "8. Cause Code Updater".
3. Download the CauseCodesen-US.mdb file and copy it to: C:\GADSOSCCUpdater
After completing one of the three steps above, run the "GADS OS Cause Code Updater".
IMPORTANT: In Window 7 and above, using Windows Explorer browse to the location the downloaded file was saved to, right-click on the file, bring up its properties, and "Unblock" the file ... then press "Apply".
Windows GADS Open Source™ 17.xx.xx.x full install (Recommended) and source code
released on March 31, 2017
Click Online Installer to install Full GADS OS
Click Individual modules to download individual Windows GADS OS modules.

The GADS Open Source versions require the installation of .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1 Update, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.