Reliability Benchmark

(U.S. fossil fuel plants only)

What is a Reliability Benchmark? Overview

  • Plant Operators must maintain high reliability and high profits while plants are required to be more flexible to compensate for the variable generation addition of renewable energies into the grid.
  • With a Reliability Benchmark you can identify and compare availability data against units of similar capacity, age, and fuel in the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Generating Availability Data System (GADS) database. Keep reading and you will discover what you can gain ...

Required Data Quick

  • Plant Name
  • Outage Information

Results Report

  • Summary tables with more than 10 outage factors
  • Annual Reliability Factors over time
  • Top 25 outages comparison

Updated Statistics for all Outage Factors

Learn where

your unit's

Outage Factors

rank among

your peers

Reliability Benchmark Report

Your account will include:

  • Unit Availability Factors
  • Top Outage Causes
  • List of Units used for comparison
  • Factors Variation over time
  • Statistics from NERC/GADS

and also ...

  • Personalized dashboards
  • Dynamic tables
  • Interactive Plots
  • Two reports per year
  • Automatic updates

Reliability Dashboard

Availability Factor
10 % From last year
Planned Outage Factor
7.1 % From last year
Forced Outage Factor
16 % From last year
Maintenance Outage Factor
4 % From last year
Mean Outage Duration
360.5 h
3 % From last year
Average Run time
650.4 h
6 % From last year

Peer Comparison

This unit has been automatically compared with 10 Subbituminous coal units for which the prime mover is Steam turbine with a nameplate capacity between 734 and 920 MW, that started operations between 1977 and 1983.

On the right, a summary plot shows a radial comparison of the most important key perfomance indicators for reliability. Values in the radial direction are percentages and are normalized to the value of your peers.

Summary Plot

This Unit's info

Plant Name Los Olmos EC
Unit ID 1
Fuel Sub. coal
Prime Mover Steam Turbine
Nameplate Cap. (MW) 850
Year Online 1980
Operation's data 2003-2017

Reliability factors

HRSG - Top Systems with Failures (2004-2018)

HRSG - Top Failure Mechamisms (2004-2018)

Top Outage Causes (2003-2018)

Outage causesAvg. No. Occ per unit-yearMWh per outage MWh per unit-year
Generator Bus Duct Cooling System0.02299,0005,200
Major Turbine Overhaul0.0953,000 4,600
Generator Rotor Windings0.0463,000 2,700
Other Exciter Problems0.306,000 2,200
Inspection0.1514,000 2,100
Other Miscellaneous Steam Turbine Problems0.306,500 2,000
Major Gas Turbine Overhaul0.1510,000 1,900
Gas Turbine - Boroscope Inspection0.164,000 1,700
Ip Turbine Rotor Shaft0.01198,000 1,500
Thermal Derating0.0350,000 1,200

Top 10 events

Annual Availability Factor

Move or Drag the slider to see a different time period. The peer comparison will be also updated.

Peer Comparison

All this ... and much more.

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