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  1. exclude specific status from grouping

    The ability to exclude specific status messages from grouping. We have a specific status that stops the turbine, but is not the main reason if the turbine after that does not automatically start. It should be the next status as the main status. Therefore we would like the option that for a specific status, you can select to not group this status.

    10 votes

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  2. Door Sensors on Vestas turbines

    We have door sensors installed on our newer Vestas turbines. Right now they are being logged in the operational log under each turbine and there is no way to import them in to Greenbyte.

    It would be great if that was made possible.

    3 votes

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  3. Filter component in Status Categorization

    In status categorization it would be very handy to be able to filter on the component level. For instance to filter on "Manual pauze" in order to easily extract them from a large list and allocate the correct component.

    5 votes

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  4. Automatically connecting a status change in case a site access is active on the turbine

    Currently if a team is working on a turbine and the status is changing due to their work the new alert is not connected to the site access.
    This creates a lot of extra work and does not flag any real issues and needs to be connected manually to the site access.
    This would make it way more efficient to work with a dashboard which flags only new issues.

    8 votes

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  5. Mass edit acknowledge statusses

    It would be great to acknowledge status codes in the status log or categorisation tab using the the mass edit tool

    8 votes

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  6. Display availability in status log

    It would be great if, in the status log (the one in data studio), one would be able to see how much one stop/status affects the availability for that turbine during the given month or period.

    This would significantly facilitate the process of comparing the data in Greenbyte to that of the service provider.

    1 vote

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  7. Provide the ability to manually make a stop active

    Sometimes it's necessary to set a previously closed stop code back to active in Greenbyte, or the user may have to create an active stop manually. It is not possible to create the active stop today.

    Making a stop active can be done by contacting Greenbyte support, however, this takes time and can be tedious for large sites with multiple stop codes to re-open.

    It would improve the usability of the system and improve the overall status log functionality if it was possible to manually set a stop code as active, and not have to go through GB support each…

    7 votes

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  8. Create a search option for the comments in the status log or status categorization.

    There is a possibility to add a comment to a status event.

    e.g. Status event for unscheduled maintenance might have a comment: "Changing the main gear".

    Over a longer period it would be nice to see how ofter a main gear was exchanged. Filtering on text "Main gear" would give all comments with "main gear".

    9 votes

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  9. Rule-based status categorization

    For some OEMs, the order in which status codes come in can indicate if an event is contractually available or not.

    For example, if code A comes in followed by code B and then code C, it's a maintenance event (OEM liable). But if code A is followed by code D and then Code C, it's an owner-liable event.

    Being able to automate the categorization of status events based on rules would help with the categorization of these kinds of downtime events.

    5 votes

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  10. Display totals in Status logs

    In Status Categorization,
    1- why don't you display the losses together with the downtimes for each line?
    2- then could you display the total of losses and downtimes for what is on display (and thus filtered)?
    It could be very useful so to know the total of losses and downtimes for a specific downtime code by example, or any other filtered downtimes

    7 votes

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  11. Make it possible to sort columns in Status Categorization

    I want to be able to arrange the downtimes by duration, WTG, start time, end time, category, code, comment, etc.

    32 votes

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  12. Options for Mass Edit in Status Log and Status Categorisation

    The Mass Edit function on the Status Log and Status Categorisation page is quite limited. I would like to see the below mass edit functions to be built as well. Otherwise you must go one by one to do any of these tasks.

    Below is a list of all requests for Mass Edit options:

    Delete
    Link Task
    Set end time
    Compensate
    Split Statuses

    24 votes

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  13. Status Categorization: Assign task from drop down (same as category)

    Task asignment is somehow impractical. It would be very useful to be able to asign a Task from the Status Categorization window - same as for Contract Category.

    10 votes

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  14. Status Categorization miscelaneous filtering option

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    A few suggestions related to Status Categorization:

    1 - Be able to filter out Status Codes from being displayed. I may not want to see irrelevant status (untwisting) or too frequent status (curtailment) Same as filtering out status with time < xx 1 Add a Task combo to easily apply a Task to a Status Code (same as with Contract Category)

    2 - Bulk Assingment. Add a checkbox next to Status Code so you can select several Status and apply the same configuration at once (Contract Category - Comment)

    3 - When Expanding Status Codes - add a…

    3 votes

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  15. Status categorization / Status log: improve grouping / splitting meachnism

    (1) Ignore warnings in the grouping/splitting meachnism. The most issues we have right now with grouping/splitting are related to warnings - as a stop can not be split if there is a warning in the period.

    (2) Auto-split status groups when there is a change in the availablity category (as this is the normal use case for splitting - e.g. if the turbine has an error (unavailable) after a planned grid shut down or maintenance (available).

    (3) Auto-split in certain special cases. E.g. Nordex 920 (icing status) change to 921 (MET Ice detection alarm finished) - WT remains stopped and…

    14 votes

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