ez2view 7.4.0 Release Notes

Version 7.4 is the latest release of ez22view that is now available for download.

This release includes a significant upgrade to the Station Details widget to provide a comprehensive view of the operational and standing data of a station from single widget.

In version 7.4 we have taken the opportunity to upgrade a number of the core application libraries to ensure that ez2view is providing the best possible user experience.

Please contact our support team(support@global-roam.com) if you have any questions or problems with upgrading you ez2view installation.


CHANGE TO SUPPORTED VERSIONS OF ez2view:

From the 30th June 2018 Global-Roam will no longer support any version of ez2view less than v7.3.0.

To avoid any disruption to your ez2view service upgrade you installation to the latest version available on the ez2view install portal.

Your current ez2view version number is displayed in the top right hand corner of each window under the clock.

Image of the ez2view version number

ez2view v7.4.0 UPGRADE AND INSTALLATION NOTICE:
ez2view v7.4 requires an upgrade to the Microsoft .NET Framework. You will need to install .NET Framework v4.7.1 before you can install and run ez2view v7.4.

For more information on the upgrade process please refer to the ez2view v7.4.x Upgrade Notes and the ez2view v7.4 Install Checklist.


What’s new in ez2view v7.4

  • An update Station Details widget provides easy access to a range of station data in a single widget

  • Regional Schematics updated with the latest stations

  • ez2view now provides application messages to help keep you up to date

  • New Gold Model Constraint Notification Rules Available – “Unit Has Semi-Dispatch Cap Set”

  • ez2view now has access to a common cloud database

  • Create your own trend widgets with the ez2view Trend Editor

  • Publish your own trend widgets with the ez2view Trend Editor

  • In-widget searching for Entity Details

  • Tell us what you think

  • Maintenance Items fixed in this release

  • Known Issues with this release


An update Station Details widget provides easy access to a range of station data in a single widget

We have updated the Station Details widget to display more operational and bid data in a single widget view.

Image of the updates Station Details widget

The data available in a single chart includes …

  • Actual output (MW)
  • Target output (MW)
  • Max availability (MW)
  • Max capacity (MW)
  • Semi-dispatch cap
  • The station is on the LHS of a bound constraint
  • Intervention
  • Regional reference price

For more information about the Station Details widget please refer to the Station Details widget help page


Regional Schematics updated with the latest stations

A number of new stations have been comissioned since we last updated the regional schematics. Each of the region schematics have been updated in ez2view v7.4 to include all of the stations currently generating in the NEM. Some of the station names have been shortened to ensure the names are still legible at smaller resolution.

Queensland Schematic Changes

  • Added – Clare Solar Farm
  • Added – Hughenden Solar Farm

New South Wales Schematic Changes

  • Added – Sapphire Wind Farm
  • Added – Parkes Solar Farm
  • Added – Silverton Wind Farm
  • Added – Griffith Solar Farm

Victorian Schematic Changes

  • Added – Gannawarra Solar Farm

ez2view will now provide application messages


ez2view will now provide application messages to help keep you up to date

Image of the updates Application message alert

The new application message feature available in ez2view v7.4.0 is designed to help keep you up to date when new features and data are available in ez2view.

With the growing number of web widgets in ez2view, new widgets and data can be made available to your copy of ez2view without needing to upgrade to a new version.

The orange message indicator (see above) will be displayed in the window header when a new message is available. To acknowledge the message simply click on the indicator to open the application message widget. A message with a link to more information will be displayed.

Image of the updates Application message alert widget

As this is a new way for us to communicate with you it would be great to hear what sort of information provides the most value. feedback@global-roam.com


New Gold Model Constraint Notification Rules Available – “Unit Has Semi-Dispatch Cap Set”

The set of notification rules that applies to generators has been expanded to include a rule to indicate if a unit has the Semi-dispatch cap set.

Image of the Notification Editor - Semi-dispatch cap rule

For Generation rules, you may need to define a DUID filter first and you do this using the DUID Filter Editor. Units selected under a Generation rule can then match a defined filter.

For More details on the Gold Notification Rule Editor please refer to the help page.


ez2view now has access to a common cloud database

A new cloud based source of data is now available to ez2view customers via v 7.3.7. The web database provides access to a hosted source of AEMO data.

The web database allows ez2view to run “out of the box” making the initial setup for users much simpler and removes the need to manage your own local database when using only public AEMO data.

The web database is suitbale for you if …

  • You don’t require access to private AEMO data,
  • You don’t need to work offline and
  • You don’t rely on the ez2view shared setting feature (Please note: MITC analysis requires access to the a shared settings database).
  • To configure ez2view to use the new web databse go to Tools -> Options and select Use Global-Roam Web Database.


Create your own trend widgets with the ez2view Trend Editor

Global-Roam has been working for some time to develop a new Trend Engine that enables you to “slice and dice” time series data relating to the Australian electricity markets.

The Trend Engine, which was introduced into ez2view as the “Time Series Data Viewer” widget, has been renamed the Trend Editor widget. The Trend Editor widget is still under development but as a web based widget you automatically receive updates without having to install a new version of ez2view.

Image of the Trend Editor widget

As we continue to develop the Trend Editor widget, we are interested to hear how we can make the editor serve you better. If there are new features or data sets that we can include to make your job easier, please let us know by emailing feedback@global-roam.com or using the feedback icon in the top right corner of the widget Image of the Feedback Icon.

Publish your own trend widgets in ez2view

You now have the ability to Publish your trends as a widget i.e. the trend can be found via the ez2view Explorer, loaded into a layout and available to other users in your organisation just like any other ez2view widget.

Image of the Trend Editor widget


In-widget Searching for Entity Details

The new in-widget search and load feature enables you to quickly search for and display details for any available entity.

Image of the Feedback Icon

Look for the new search icon next to the entity name. Start typing and a filtered list of entity ID’s will be provided for you to select from.

Image of the Trend Editor widget

This feature is available for the following entity types …

  • Interconnector Details
  • Station Details
  • Constraint Equation Details
  • Constraint Set Details


Tell us what you think

We love to hear from our users! To hear from you what works and doesn’t work in ez2view is invaluable to us.

Image of the Feedback Icon

To make it even easier to provide feedback we have included a link in the top right corner of every widget.


Maintenance Items

In this release we have also fixed the following maintenance issues in ez2view:

[10189] ez2view v7.4.0.19 Station Details widget combines HPRG and HPRL incorrectly (i.e. any Station with Generator and Load)
[10182] ez2view v7.4.0.19 Station Details widget loses price bucket data when running overnight
[10181] In ez2view v7.4.0.xx the Application Message widget does not acknowledge on all windows if acknowledged by the user
[10176] Improve usefulness of “Bad Gateway exception” when querying the web database
[10168] In the constraint sets view, tooltips on the gantt chart charts are sometimes incorrect
[10166] Update ez2view Explore categories to display by default if no search has been performed
[10132] Adding an import or export limit row to an empty swim lanes view causes the app to freeze
[10108] Update Bid Details widget to correctly handle an empty MARKET_PRICE_THRESHOLDS
[10106] ez2view no longer supports Vista – documentation updated
[10103] Ensure that the application behaves correctly after viewing the Constraint Equation plain English translation and then closing the tab
[10100] Add an advance option in ez2view to enable users to disable Hardware Acceleration
[10096] Update the ez2view web widgets to support the latest embedded browser version
[10093] Clicking the Cancel button on the options dialog crashes the app when the DataAccessManager.config does not exist
[10067] In the ez2view search, categories should be collapsed by default (when a user has not searched, or when the user has searched and ticked “Show Categories”)
[10065] When a user searches in the ez2view explorer, the “Show Categories” button should untick automatically

Known Issues

[10216] Station Details data panel is confusing as it is always showing energy market data even when the chart is displaying FCAS data
[10215] Memory leak in SciChart library causes ez2view to run slow, need to restart application to reclaim memory
[10183] ez2view Station Details widget displays an error when running over night
[10182] ez2view Station Details widget loses price bucket data when running overnight
[10181] ez2view applications should acknowledge on all windows if acknowledged by the user
[10066] The interconnector chart on the Interconnector Details view is not currently showing flows
[5009] The shipped “ez2view classic” layout contains widgets that are not supported in silver edition
[7749] The ez2view Constraint Equation widget – Plain english translation page incorrectly shows error while it is first loading
[7748] ez2view does not save the working layout when the application closes due to licence deactivation
[7753] Ensure the DEFCON service in the forecast convergence widget respects ez2view’s proxy settings
[7794] The ez2view installer leaves 2 entries in Add Remove Programs after an upgrade install