All generation data received by NC-RETS will undergo an automatic data validity check to ensure that erroneous and technically infeasible data is not entered into the NC-RETS and used to issue certificates.
What is a Feasibility Failure?
The data validity check will compare reported electricity production (Meter Data) to an engineering estimate of maximum potential production, calculated as a function of nameplate capacity, capacity factor/annual max, hours during time period and error threshold.
A Feasibility Failure occurs when the data entered exceeds an estimate of technically feasible generation. When this happens, the NC-RETS Administrator will require the Account Holder to submit either settlement reports or meter readings to verify the reported generation. The common reason why this happens are listed below.
- Capacity Factor or Nameplate Capacity are incorrect
- Generation data was entered incorrectly by the QRE.
- Multiple months of generation data entered in for month.
The Account Holder will be notified via email if the Qualified Independent Party has loaded data that failed the validity check. The Account Holder can review the reported generation from the Asset Management Module's Review Data/Self-Report column. The date displayed in this column is the last vintage loaded.
Note: The feasibility status of the reported generation will be displayed in the Feasibility column of the Data Review screen.