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Acronyms

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A
AAC - Acceptable ambient concentration
 
AC - Alternating current
 
ACOE - Army Corps of Engineers
 
AFBC - Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion
 
AFC - Allowance for funds used during construction
 
ANR Program - ANR Pipeline Company
 
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
 
APPA - American Public Power Association
 
AWWA - American Water Works Association
 
B
BACT - Best available control technology
 
BER - Bureau of Endangered Resources
 
BMP - Best Management Practices
 
BPA - Bonneville Power Administration
 
C
CAAA - Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
 
CBOD - Carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand
 
CC - Coal combustion
 
CCCT - Combined-cycle combustion turbine
 
CCHP - Combined cooling, heating and power systems
 
CfD - Contract for differences
 
CCR - Consumer Confidence Report
 
CCT - Clean coal technology
 
CH4 - Methane
 
CLEC - Competitive local exchange company
 
CMP - Construction and mitigation plan
 
CO - Carbon monoxide
 
CO2 - Carbon dioxide
 
COS - Carbonyl sulfide
 
CPCN - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.
 
CPE - Customer premises Equipment
 
CSS - Chloride-scrubbing system
 
CT - Combustion turbine
 
CTH - County trunk highway
 
CWIP - Construction work in progress
 
D
DATCP - Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
 
DB - Decibels.
 
DC - Direct current
 
DCF - Discounted cash flow
 
DG - Distributed generation
 
DLN - Dry low NOx.
 
DNR - Department of Natural Resources
 
DoC - Duration of curtailment
 
DOE - U.S. Department of Energy
 
DOT- Department of Transportation
 
DSM - Demand-side management
 
E
EAS - Extended area service
 
EEI - Edison Electric Institute
 
EIA - U.S. Energy Information Administration
 
EIS - Environmental Impact Statement
 
ELCON - Electricity Consumers Resources Council
 
ELF - Extremely Low Frequency
 
EMF - Electromagnetic field
 
EMS - Energy management system
 
EOH - Equivalent operating hours
 
EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
EPAct - Energy Policy Act of 1992
 
EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute
 
ESP - Electrostatic precipitators
 
EWAG - Exempt wholesale generators
 
F
FAC - Fuel adjustment clause
 
FASB - Financial Accounting Standards Board
 
FC - Annualized fixed cost of a peaker unit
 
FEIS - Final environmental impact statement
 
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
FERC - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
 
FGD - Flue gas desulphurization
 
FIRM - Flood Insurance Rate Map
 
FPA - Federal Power Act of 1935
 
FPC - Federal Power Commission
 
FS - Factor of safety.
 
FTC - Federal Trade Commission
 
G
GAMA - Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association
 
GCRMs - Gas cost recovery mechanisms
 
GHG - Greenhouse gases
 
GIS - Geographic information systems
 
GISB- Gas Industry Standards Board
 
GRI - Gas Research Institute
 
H
H2 - Hydrogen
 
HAP - Hazardous air pollutant
 
HCI - Hydrochloric acid
 
HDPE - High-density polyethylene
 
HHV - High heating value
 
HP - High-pressure
 
HRSG - Heat recovery steam generator
 
H2S - Hydrogen sulfide
 
HTHRU - High-temperature heat-recovery unit
 
I
ICAP - Installed capacity
 
IGCC - Integrated gasified combined cycle plants
 
IOU - Investor-owned utilities
 
IPP - Independent power producers
 
ISDN - Integrated services digital network
 
ISO - Independent system operator
 
ISP - Internet service provider
 
ITC - Independent transmission companies
          Independent telephone company
 
J
No Listing at this time
 
K
No Listing at this time
 
L
LAN - Local area network
 
LATAs - Local access and transport areas
 
LDC- Local distribution company
 
LDU - Local distribution utility
 
LEC - Local exchange company
 
LEPC - Local emergency planning coordinator
 
LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistsance Program
 
LNB - Low NOx burners
 
LNG - Liquefied natural gas
 
LOLE - Loss of load expectation
 
LOLP - Loss of load probability
 
LP - Low-pressure
 
LSE - Load-serving entity
 
LTHRU - Low-temperature heat-recovery unit
 
M
MAAC- Mid-Atlantic Coordinating Council
 
MACT - Maximum achievable control technology
 
MAOP - Maximum allowable operating pressure
 
MCP - Market-clearing price
 
MDQ - Maximum daily quantity
 
MSDS - Material safety data sheets
 
MSW - Municipal solid waste
 
MUNI - Municipally owned utility
 
MW - Megawatt
 
MWh - Megawatt hour
 
N
NAAWS - National Ambient Air Quality Standards
 
NARUC - National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
 
NASUCA - National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates
 
NATA - North American Telecommunications Association
 
NCSL - National Conference of State Legislatures
 
NECA - National Exchange Carriers Association
 
NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
 
NERC - North American Electric Reliability Council
 
NESC - National Electric Safety Code
 
NEV - Neutral to earth voltage
 
NETL - National Energy Technology Laboratory
 
NGCC - Natural gas combined cycle
 
NH3 - Ammonia
 
NHPA - National Historic Preservation Act
 
NID - Network interface device
 
NIEHS- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
 
NOI - Notice of inquiry
 
NOPR - Notice of proposed rulemaking
 
NOx- Nitrogen oxides
 
NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission
 
NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service
 
NRTC - National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
 
NSPS - New Source Performance Standards
 
NTS - Non-traffic-sensitive costs
 
NUG - Non-utility generator
 
O
O2 - Oxygen
 
O&M - Operation and maintenance
 
OWS - Oil/water separator
 
P
PAR - Phase angle regulator
 
PBF - Public benefits fee
 
PBR - Performance-based regulation
PC - Pulverized coal
 
PCBs - Polychlorinated biphenyls
 
PCC - Pulverized coal combustion
 
PCR - Price-cap regulation
 
PFBC - Pressured fluidized bed combustion
 
PGA- Purchased gas adjustment
 
pH - Acidity
 
PM - Particulate matter
 
POLR - Provider of last resort; service provider in the event of market
 
POTS - Plain old telephone service
 
POU - Publicly-owned utility
 
PPA - Purchased power adjustment
 
PSC - Public Service Commission
 
PSD - Prevention of significant deterioration
 
PSS - Power system stabilizer
 
PTC - Production tax credit.
 
PUC - Public Utilities Commission
 
PUHCA - Public Utility Holding Company Act
 
PURPA - Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act
 
PWR - Pressurized water reactor
 
Q
QF - Qualifying Facility
 
R
RAPID - Research and Public Information Dissemination
 
RDF - Refuse-derived fuel
 
REA - Rural Electrification Administration
REP - Retail electric provider
 
REPS- Rural Electric Power Services
RMS - Reliability Management System
 
ROR - Rate of Return
 
ROW- Right-of-way
 
RPC - Rational price cap
 
RPS - Renewable portfolio standard
 
RTG - Regional Transmission Group
 
RTO - Regional Transmission Organization
S
SACTI - Seasonal annual cooling tower plume impact
 
SAMP - Special area management plan
 
SCR - Selective catalytic reduction
SDWA - Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, 1986 & 1996
SIL - Significant impact level
 
SO - System operator
SO2 - Sulfur dioxide
SOx - Sulphur oxides
 
SRU - Sulfur-recovery unit
 
STH - State trunk highway
 
SUB - Suburban
 
T
TDDs- Telecommunications devices for the deaf
 
TOP- Take-or-pay costs
 
TOU- Time-of-Use
 
TSO - Transmission system operator
 
TSP - Total suspended particulates
 
TSS - Total suspended solids
 
U
UPS - Uninterruptible power supply
 
USFWS - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
 
USTA - United State Telephone Association
 
V
VIU - Vertically-integrated utility
 
VOC - Volatile organic compounds
 
VoLL - Value of lost load
 
W
WATS - Wide area telecommunications service
 
WEPA - Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act
 
WPDES - Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System
 
WWI - Wisconsin Wetland Inventory
 
X
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Y
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Z
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