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NEW ALJ Settlement Modification Filing Codes

Systrends News Bites - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:07
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FERC has just issued a notice that new ALJ Modification filing codes need to be available may 1st, 2018.

Since this notice just came out from FERC, they are NOT part of Systrends New eTariff release 2.8.1

We are currently working on adding the new codes and will have them available as soon as possible.

Any hosted customers will be updated automatically. However customers that have eTariff installed locally on their servers should wait to install 2.8.1 until after the new filing code have been created and ready for release.

document link below is the FERC notice of new filing codes

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eTariff 2.8.1 version release April 9th

Systrends News Bites - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:27

The week of April 9th all hosted customers will be updated with etariff 2.8.1

Please see the Help Tab - select About to see if your server has been updated and select "Release" Notes under Help Tab to see a list of all the updates, fixes and enhancements that have been added

Please contact renee.feeney@systrends.com for more information

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Last Chance to Sign Up for the eTariff Conference 2018

Systrends News Bites - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:27
Registrations are due for the eTariff conference. Rooms at the Embassy are only available until February 9th.  Don't miss out on extensive training and discussions about eTariff!! Email Renee.Feeney@systrends.com for more information  Forums: Systrends News


Systrends News Bites - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:18

Take notice that on December 5, 2017, staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will hold an Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Users Group meeting. The meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) in the Commission Meeting Room at 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426. All interested persons are invited to attend. For those unable to attend in person, access to the meeting will be available via webcast. 


Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/12-05-17-form.asp.  Forums: Systrends News

FERC Notice Regarding Headers & Footers in Documents

Systrends News Bites - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:57

Take notice that the Commission’s electronic tariff system (eTariff) does not reproduce footnotes, headers, or footers in the Real-Text-Format (RTF) tariff text posted on the Commission’s website (http://etariff.ferc.gov/TariffList.aspx).[1]  To the extent footnotes, headers or footers are needed in tariff text, filers should enter them separately in the body of the document on each page where needed rather than by using automatic features of the word processing program.


[1] This applies to footnotes created programmatically by the word processing software, such as the Insert Footnote Tool in Microsoft Word, and text added to the header or footer areas of a document, such as using the Insert Header or Footer Tool in Microsoft Word or clicking in the header or footer areas of the document.  

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eTariff User Conference 2018

Systrends News Bites - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:06
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Save the date - March 6 - 8, 2018 will be the next eTariff User Conference.

There are great things planned for this conference including a training for all level users and a tour of Palo Verde Nuclear Plant.

The three day conference will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the eTariff software from Systrends.

For more information download the conference itinerary and registration form here


Any questions - email renee.feeney@systrends.com


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EQR Servers will be down June 5th

Systrends News Bites - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:05
All EQR servers will be down for maintenance after 5PM Pacific on June 5, 2017 They will be back up and running the morning of June 6th We apologize for any inconvenience.    Forums: Systrends News

eTariff 2.7.2 Update is now avaliable

Systrends News Bites - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:03

eTariff version 2.7.2 was just released to all hosted customers

Some of the enhancements/fixes in this release include

  • Filing Type dropdown is now in numerical order based on filing code
  • Staying on current section that was just edited (and saved) – rather than taking the user back to the top section in the outline box
  • Dockets are now linked inside the filing
  • Adding multiple related dockets and orders
  • Metadata report is now sorted by collation value
  • CEII Report now lists filings that contain both CEII and/or Privileged documents
  • NEW Reports – the reports have been enhanced in this version. You will see a whole new look and feel
  • New Enhancement of allowing access to CEII document based on company and user name – see Admin Tab > Security > User Administration on how that is set up

Release notes for this version have been attached for your reference and will also be able to be found in the Help Tab > Release notes

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eTariff Version 2.7.1 has a Help Guide :)

Systrends News Bites - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:52

In the Help Tab you will find a PDF of a User Guide that you can download, save and print.

If you have a question about how to do something or need to train a new user, this guide will come in very handy.  Don't forget about the videos on the dashboard page as well. They provide great step by step instructions on common procedures in eTariff


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New eTariff Reports Coming in Next Release

Systrends News Bites - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:03

I had the opportunity to take a speak peak the new version of eTariff that will be coming out soon. I was reviewing the changes done to the report tab and I am thinking all users are going to enjoy the new format, ease, and comfort of the new style.

I can't wait until everyone can see and use the new reports!

Update coming soon on when 2.7.2 eTariff will be available.


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Filing 5 or 15 Min Increments prior to Q1

Systrends News Bites - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:44

If you are re-filing a quarter prior to Q1 you cannot use 5 and 15 min interval in the increment name. You can keep the begin and end date to that but  increment should set to hourly. Systrends EQR software will throw an error if you use 5 or 15 min interval in the increment column for a quarter prior to Q1

If you have any questions please contact us.


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Notice of Electric Quarterly Report Users Group Meeting

Systrends News Bites - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 07:26
Take notice that on May 16, 2017, staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (Commission) will hold an Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Users Group
meeting. The meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), in the
Commission Meeting Room at 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426. All
interested persons are invited to attend. For those unable to attend in person, access to
the meeting will be available via webcast.   This meeting will provide a forum for dialogue between Commission staff and
EQR users to discuss potential improvements to the EQR program and the EQR filing process.
Please note that matters pending before the Commission and subject to ex parte limitations
cannot be discussed at this meeting. An agenda of the meeting will be provided in a subsequent
  Due to the nature of the discussion, those interested in actively participating in the
discussion are encouraged to attend in person. All interested persons (whether attending
in person or via webcast) are asked to register online at https://www.ferc.gov/whatsnew/
registration/05-16-17-form.asp. There is no registration fee. Anyone with Internet
access who wants to listen to the meeting can do so by navigating to www.ferc.gov’s
Calendar of Events, locating the EQR Users Group Meeting on the Calendar, and
clicking on the link to the webcast. The webcast will allow persons to listen to the
technical conference and they can email questions during the meeting to
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Systrends will be hosting an eTariff Conference March 8 & 9, 2017

Systrends News Bites - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 08:19

March 9 and 10, 2017
Embassy Suites Hotel
Tempe, Arizona

Our upcoming Systrends eTariff conference is the best way to obtain leading knowledge of eTariff software and FERC Viewer; and also offers an opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues in the industry.

From beginners to seasoned users, there is something for everyone to learn. Topics include information on:

  • eTariff Releases,
  • Current and Future Enhancements, and
  • How-To Procedures.

Our two-day conference format is designed to help users gain a better understanding of all aspects of eTariff software. The conference will offer an in-depth look at eTariff features including ones you may not have known were available.

We hope to see you in March!

Click Here to see agenda and conference registration form.

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New EQR Validation Process!

Systrends News Bites - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:18

Now User can choose between two options to validate and save the Data in eFileEQR.

1. Online Data Process

2. Background Data Process

User Can Select the checkbox for any one process through which they want to validate and save the data.

Online Data process:

This process is the same as it has been where it will validate and show warnings on the screen and users need to export the validation report.. 


  • Upload the document (Import File Type and Select Files to upload)
  • Click on Load EQR Data
  • Select appropriate Data Update Options (Overwrite/Save)
  • Click on Validate and Save.
  • Validations errors will display if warnings and/or Errors exist in the data.
  • If there are no Validation Errors (Errors/Warnings), the data would be directly saved)
  • And with no errors and allowed warnings user can again click on Validate and Save or Save button to save the data.


Background Data Process

This process is implemented to save user time to load the data on to the grid and wait until the validation process completes on the screen and again wait for it to save.  This process is now moved into Queue Process which will process in the background and allow user to work on something else while the file validates and saves

User has to select Backend Data Process if he wishes to process the uploaded document in Queue.


  • Upload the document (Import File Type and select file to upload)
  • Select appropriate Data Update Options. (Overwrite/Append)
  • Select “Backend Data process”
  • Select “Allow Warning” if user wishes to save the data if only warnings occur in the data. Errors will not save but validation report will generate to show where errors occur.
  • Do not Select Allow warnings if user wants to run a validation only. Reupload of data will be required if not selected. By not selecting "allow warnings' it only produces a validation report and no save.
  • Click Add Validation to Queue.
  • An alert shows up that the process has been added to queue.


  • User can just run validations by not selecting “Allow Warnings” and can download the validation document from queue after the process is completed.
  • If User wants to save the data with warnings and no Errors, you can select the “Allow Warnings” which will still generate validation document in the queue, but saves the data also if there are only warnings.
  • Opening queue automatically (Showing up queue items once the validation item is added to queue) sometimes taking few seconds of waiting time.
  • User should not try to import or edit data on the filings which has current process running on the queue with the background process. We have implemented to deactivate Import and Ready to link buttons in Filing Import and Staging, but still needs to implement in the Ready to link module (We are showing an alert while the process is added to queue). 
  • When the last status column on the queue shows “Validation Errors”, that means the validation report is generated, but data is not saved.
  • When the last status column on the queue shows “complete”, that means the validation report is generated and data is also saved.



The same process also implemented in Staging Filing and Ready to link.

Ready to Link:

Staging Filing:

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Docket RM16-17 - New Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance for MBRs

Systrends News Bites - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 13:03

FERC has proposed to revise it regulations to collect certain data for analytics and surveillance purposes form MBR sellers and entities.

FERC held a technical workshop to discuss the data dictionary in the NOPR. 

Systrends attended the workshop and will plan to develop software to convert data to the XML format that FERC is requiring in the NOPR. FERC will not be building any software for this filing.

More details will come as comments and final rule is provided by FERC.


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