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Create a Special Event

by | Nov 1, 2017 | EPRI Test VTN-Group |

EPRI OpenADR 2.0b Virtual Top Node (VTN) open source software easily connects with GRIDlink

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createEvent

Only users with Admin previliges can create Events.

From the Dashboard

  1. Select Events
  2. Create Event
Event Details

In Event Details

3. Modify the Start Time for the Event to begin

4. Enter the Duration in minutes

5. Select the appropriate Market Context ID “GRIDlink_test” is generally used for demonstrations but check the “dras_client.ini” file in GRIDview to make sure the settings are as follows:

market_context1=GRIDlink_test
market_context2=

A blank Market Context ID will result in the GRIDlink participating in all programs.

6. Signal Name: for a Special Event (not Simple / Level) select LOAD_CONTROL.

7. Signal Type: Select setpoint

8. Payload or Signal Value: enter a 5 digit number in accordance with the program/contract naming convention.

9. Create Event

Event Descriptor

Before Publishing

10. Select Settings

11. Add any additional variances such as Ramp up or Notification

12. Save

Targets

Assign which GRIDlinks will partisipate

13. Select Targets in main tabs

14. Select VENs in sub tab

15. from the dropdown

16. Select the VEN ID

Publish

17. Select Publish tab

18. Publish Event