Greenbyte Documentation

Add an Alert

Follow these steps to add an alert in Administrate > Alerts.

  1. Go to Administrate > Alerts.

  2. Click Create New Alert. A Create Alert dialog will appear. 

  3. Enter the name of the alert.

  4. Enter a description of the alert.

  5. Select the Enabled toggle if you want to enable the alert.

  6. Set the evaluation period from the list. The duration of an alert determines how long all conditions must be met before the alert is triggered.

  7. Select the devices the alert applies to. The alert will only be triggered for the devices selected here. Selecting All devices means the alert will apply to all devices, including devices added after the alert is created. The same is true if you select an entire site. Any devices added to the site after the alert is created will be included.

  8. Select how you want to aggregate the conditions. The devices can be considered individually or grouped per site. If the devices are grouped per site, the alert conditions will apply to the site as a whole instead of to each individual device. This is useful if you want to create an alert that, for example, checks the energy production of an entire site instead of checking each device separately.

  9. Select any devices that should be excluded from the alert. This is useful for bulk selections. If you selected an entire site in Target devices, but want to exclude individual devices, you could do that here. 

  10. Select the devices you want the alert to be generated on.

  11. Alerts can be used to compare different devices to each other, or to compare two different measurements on the same device. Select the comparison method that the alert will use. The following options are available.

    No other devices: No comparisons to other devices will be made.

    Same as target: Compare two different variables on the same device or group of devices (depending on your selection in the aggregate list).

    Other devices of the same type: Compare the target device(s) with other devices of the same type (for example, same turbine model or solar device).

    Other devices in same wind farm/site : Compare the target device with other devices in the same wind farm or solar site.

    Custom device selection: Compare the target device(s) with a custom selection of devices. By selecting this option, a device selector list will appear.

  12. Set the level of data coverage. Data must be available from this percentage of target devices for the alert to be triggered. If there is only one target device, the data coverage will automatically be set at 100%.

  13. Determine whether data should be excluded during specific status conditions. The default is that data should never be excluded.

  14. Set the time window during which the alert will be generated. You can set a time of day, a time of year, or both.

  15. Enable the Generate alert toggle to generate the alert. The toggle is disabled by default.

  16. Enable the Generate curtailment status toggle to generate the curtailment status. The toggle is disabled by default.

  17. Click Add Data Condition. An alert needs one or more conditions to run. A condition is used to perform a check on data for the target device(s). A condition consists of a set of options for aggregating, comparing, and evaluating data and takes the form of a sentence with embedded settings. The structure of these settings can differ depending on the options selected earlier in the alert creation process.

    1. Select whether you want the condition to apply to the target devices or other devices. If you select other devices, a list of devices will appear.

    2. Select the type of calculation you want to use to summarize data. The options are Consecutive, Average, or Total.

    3. Select the type of calculation or comparison you want to use. If in step 11 you did not select No other devices, the last three options of the list (Difference between, Ratio between, Sum of) will be available. If you select one of the last three options, new lists will appear for the device(s) that will be used for comparison.

    4. Select the signal you want to use for the condition. The units in the end of the condition will be automatically adjusted depending on the variable selection.

    5. Select the value filter you want to apply.

    6. Select the value (or range of values) you want to use in this condition.

  18. If you want to add more data conditions, click Add Data Condition and repeat Step 17. Note that all the conditions must be met in order for the alert to be activated.

  19. Click Add Status Condition. An alert can be conditioned based on the active or not active status codes for the target device(s).

    1. Select whether you want the condition to apply to the target devices or other devices. If you select other devices, a list of devices will appear.

    2. Select the type of status code(s) you want to use. The options are Specific, Stop, Informational, Warning, Curtailment, or Communication. You can select more than one status code.

    3. Select whether you want the condition to apply to a status which Is active, Is not active, or Occurs.

  20. If you want to add more status conditions, click Add Status Condition and repeat Step 19. Note that all conditions must be met in order for the alert to be activated.

  21. Click Save.