Enerdynamics Acronyms

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A

A - Amp

AC- Alternating current

AGA - American Gas Association

AGC - Automatic generation control

ALJ - Administrative law judge

AMI - Advanced metering infrastructure

AMR - Automated meter reading

B

Bcf - Billion cubic feet

BPA - Bonneville Power Administration

Btu - British thermal unit

C

CAISO - California Independent System Operator

CCGT - Combined-cycle gas turbine

Cf - Cubic foot

CGA - Canadian Gas Association

CHP - Combined heat and power

CME - Chicago Mercantile Exchange

CNG - Compressed natural gas

COS - Cost of service

CO2 - Carbon dioxide

CPCN - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

CT- Combustion turbine

D

DC - Direct current

DG - Distributed generation

DOE - U.S. Department of Energy

DSM - Demand side management

Dth - Decatherm

E

EEB - Electronic bulletin board

EDI - Electronic data interchange

EFO - Emergency flow order

EIA - Energy Information Administration

EMF - Electromagnetic field

EOR - Enhanced oil recovery

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

EPCA - Environmental Policy Conservation Act of 1965

EPMC - Equal percentage of marginal cost

ERCOT - Electric Reliability Council of Texas

ERO - Electric reliability organization

ESCO - Energy services company

ESP - Energy services provider

EWG - Exempt wholesale generator

F

FERC - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FPA - Federal Power Act

FPC - Federal Power Commission

FRCC - Florida Reliability Coordinating Council

FTC - Federal Trade Commission

FTR- Financial transmission right

G

GISB - Gas Industry Standards Board

GJ - Gigajoule

GNP - Gross national product

GRI - Gas Research Institute

GW - Gigawatt

GWh - Gigawatt-hour

H

HVAC - Heating, venting, and air conditioning

HVDC - High voltage direct current

Hz - Hertz

I

ICE - Intercontinental Exchange

IGCC - Integrated gas combined cycle

INGAA - Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

IOU - Investor-owned utility

IPAA - Independent Petroleum Association of America

IPP - Independent power producer

IRP - Integrated resource plan

ISO - Independent system operator

ISO-NE - ISO New England

IT - Interruptible transportation

J

There are currently acronyms beginning with J

K

kV - Kilovolt

kVA - Kilovolt-ampere

kVAR - Kilovolt-ampere reactive

kW - kilowatt

kWh - Kilowatt hour

L

LDC - Local distribution company

LMP - Locational marginal price

LPG - Liquefied petroleum gas

LSE - Load-serving entity

M

MAIN - Mid-America Interconnected Network

MAOP - Maximum allowable operating pressure

MAPP - Mid-Continent Area Power Pool

Mcf - Thousand cubic feet

MDQ - Maximum daily quantity

MFV - Modified fixed variable

MIS - Management information system

MISO - Midcontinent Independent System Operator

MMBtu - Million British thermal units

MMcf - Million cubic feet

MMDth - Million decatherms

MRO - Midwest Reliability Organization

MW - Megawatt

MWh - Megawatt hour

N

NAESB - North American Energy Standards Board

NARUC - National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

NEA - National Energy Act of 1978

NEB - National Energy Board (of Canada)

NERC - North American Electric Reliability Corporation

NGA - Natural Gas Act of 1938

NGL - Natural gas liquid

NGPA - Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978

NGSA - Natural Gas Supply Association

NGV - Natural gas vehicle

NIMBY - Not in my b

ackyard

NOPR - Notice of Propose Rulemaking

NOx - Nitrogen oxide

NPPC - Northeast Power Coordinating Council

NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NUG - Non-utili>ty generator

NYMEX - New York Mercantile Exchange

O

O&M - Operations and maintenance

OAT - Open access transmission

OATT - Open access transmission tariff

OBA - Operational balancing agreement

OTC - Over the counter

P

PBR - Performance-based ratemaking

PJM - Pennsylvania New Jersey Maryland

POLR - Provider of last resort

PSC - Public Services Commission

Psi - Pounds per square inch

Psig - Pounds per square inch gauge

PUC - Public utilities commission

PUD - Public utility district

PUHCA - Public Utilities Holding Company Act of 1935

PURPA - Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978

PV - Photovoltaic

Q

QF - Qualifying facility

R

R&D - Research and development

REA - Rural electric agency

REC - Retail electric company

RF - ReliabilityFirst

ROE - Return on equity

ROI - Return on investment

ROR - Rate of return

RPS - Renewable portfolio standard

RTO - Regional transmission operator

S

SCADA - Supervisory control and data acquisition

SEC - Securities and Exchange Commission

SERC - Southeastern Electric Reliability Council

SEPA - Southeastern Power Administration

SFV - Straight fixed variable

SMD - Standard market design

SO2 - Sulfur dioxide

SPP - Southwest Power Pool

SWPA - Southwestern Power Administration

T

TCC - Transmission congestion contract

Tcf - Trillion cubic feet

TCR - Transmission congestion right

TRE - Texas Reliability Entity

Th - Therm

TLR - Transmission loading relief

TO - Transmission owner

TOU - Time-of-use

TSO - Transmission system operator

TVA - Tennessee Valley Authority

U

UDC - Utility distribution company

UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supply

USE - Underground service entrance

USGS - United States Geological Survey

V

V - Volt

VA - Volt-ampere

VAR - Value-at-risk, volt-ampere reactive

W

W - Watt

WACOG - Weighted average cost of gas

WAPA - Western Area Power Administration

WECC - Western Electricity Coordinating Council

X

There are currently no acronyms beginning with X

Y

There are currently no acronyms beginning with Y

Z

There are currently no acronyms beginning with Z