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Glossary of Terms Used by Utilities and Their Regulators
465 definitions by New York State Department of Public Service

402 Permit40l CertificationAccess ChargesAccess LineActive CorrosionAdministrative Law Judge (ALJ)AFC (or AFDC, or AFUDC)Alternative Local Transporters (ALTs)Alternative Operator Services (AOS)American Gas Association (AGA)AmpereAnodeApartment Building Conservation Service (ABCS)ApplicantApplicationAppurtenant FacilitiesArticle VIII of Public Service LawArticle VII of Public Service Law-Siting of Major Utility Transmission FacilitiesArticle X of Public Service LawAssociated EquipmentAudit PlanAutomated Mapping/Facilities Management (AM/FM)Automated Meter Reading (AMR)Avoided CostBack FillBall ValveBar Hold Test SurveysBarrel (bbl)Base Load UnitBase Rate Area (BRA)Bell Operating Company (BOC)Below-The-LineBidder's MeetingBilling CycleBlock rateBlue SheetsBoiling Water ReactorBottled GasBritish Thermal Unit (BTU)Bunker "C " or No. 6 Fuel OilBurden of ProofBypassCall Id ServiceCalorimeterCanvass MemoCapacityCapacity FactorCapital StructureCash FlowCcf, Mcf, MMcfCellular TelephoneCentral Office Equipment (COE)Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (CEC&PN)Chemical OverfeedCity GateClean Air Act (CAA)Clean Water Act (CWA)Coal GasificationCogenerationCoincident DemandCollocationCombustible Gas Indicator (CGI)Commercial OperationCommodity ChargesCommodity RateCommon Channel SignalingCommon EquityCommon PlantCommunity Action Program (CAP)Community Antenna Television (CATV)Compact Fluorescent LampComparably Efficient Interconnection (CEI)Compliance FilingComprehensive AuditCompressed Natural Gas (LPG)CompressorCompressor StationCondensateConjunctive BillingConnection ChargeConstruction Program Planning (CPP)Construction Work in Progress (CWIP)Consultant ListConsultant SelectionContainmentContracted ReservesContributions in Aid of Construction (CIAC)Cooperative Planning Process (DSM Cooperative Process)Corrective ActionsCost CapCost of CapitalCost of ServiceCotenantCritical PathCross SubsidizationCrude OilCubic foot (cf)Customer Access Line Charge (CALC)Customer AdvancesCustomer chargeCustomer-Owned Coin-Operated Telephone (COCOT)Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)Daily RecordDecathermDecibel (dB)Deferral and AmortizationDeferred Income TaxesDeferred Payment Agreement (DPA)Degree DayDeliverabilityDemandDemand ChargeDemand ContractDemand DiversityDemand-MaximumDemand-Non-CoincidentDemand RateDemand Side Management (DSM)DepreciationDepreciation Reserve Deficiency/SurplusDesign DayDiameter at Breast Height (DBH)Direct Load ControlDiscounted Cash Flow (DCF)Discount RateDiscoveryDisplacementDistillatesDistribution LineDistribution LineDistribution SystemDividendDowncomersDraft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)Drop WireDry HoleDSM BiddingDSM Incentive ReconciliationDSM IncentivesEconomic Development Zone (EDZ)ElasticityElectricElectric and Magnetic Fields (EMF)Electric Revenue Adjustment Mechanism (ERAM)Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP)Embedded Cost of Service (ECOS)End Office/Central OfficeEnergy ChargeEnergy Service Company (ESCO)Enhanced 911 (E911) Emergency ServiceEnhanced ServicesEnvironmental ExternalitiesEnvironmental Impact Statement (EIS)Environmental Management and Construction Standards and Practices (EM&CS&P)Environmental Management & Construction Plan (EM&CP)Equal AccessEqual Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)Equal Life GroupEquity RatioExceptionsExtended Area Service (EAS)Extra High Voltage (EHV)Extraordinary EventFavored Nation ClauseFederal Communications Commission (FCC)Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)Federal Transfer Surcharge (FTS)Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA)FeedstockFerc Rate DesignField Crew Operations and Support Audit ProgramField ObservationsFinalistFinal ReportFirm ServiceFive-Year Program CycleFixed VariableFlat Rate ServiceFlexible PricingFlexible RatesFlue GasFlue Gas Desulfurization (FGD)Focused AuditForced (Unplanned) outageForce MajeureForeign Exchange (FX)FranchiseFreedom of Information Law (FOIL)Freeze-UpFuel Adjustment Clause (FAC)Fuel CellFuel LoadFuel Procurement Audit ProgramGallon (G)GasGasGas CapGas Casinghead (Wet Natural Gas)Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA)Gas Detector SurveysGathering LineGeneric Financing CaseGeographical Information System (Gis)Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System (HVAC)Heat RateHindshaw AmendmentHome Energy Conservation SurveyHome Energy Conservation SurveyHome Energy Fair Practices Act (HEFPA)Home Insulation and Energy Conservation Act (HIECA)Hydrogen Power (pH)ImplementationIncremental costIndefinite Price Escalator ClauseIndependent Telephone CompanyInformation RequestsInitial RateIntegrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)Interdepartmental SalesInter-Exchange Carrier (IXC)Interim ReportInternal AuditInterrogatoryInterruptible or Seasonal RateInterruptible ServiceInterstate MarketIntervenorInterviewsIntrastate MarketInvestment Recovery Charge (IRC)Investment Tax CreditKickoff LetterKickoff MeetingKilo-,Mega-, GigaKilowatt HourLate Payment Charge (LPC)Least-Cost PlanningLessons LearnedLicensing PackageLifeline Rate/ServicesLine packLink PeriodLiquefied Natural Gas (LNG)Load-BaseLoad Duration CurveLoad FactorLoad ForecastLoad ManagementLoad shiftingLocal Access and Transport Area (LATA)Local Distribution Company (LDC)Local Exchange Carrier (LEC)Locality ChargeLocal LoopLocation ClassLong Run Avoided Cost (LRAC)LoopLoopingLoss of Load ProbabilityLost-And-Or-Unaccounted-For-GasLower Explosive Limit (LEL)Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)Main Steam Isolation Valve (MSIV)Management AuditMandatory Time of Use (MTOU)Marginal CostMarket Out ClauseMaximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP)Message Rate ServiceMessage Telecommunications Service (MTS)MethaneMilepost (MP)Mineral RightsMinimum Bill ClauseMirror CWIPMMDtModel Utility Senior Program (MUSP)ModificationModification of Final Judgment (MFJ)Modified Fixed-VariableMultidisciplinary TeamsMulti-Year Rate PlansNational Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)National Coalition for Consumer Education (NCCE)Natural Gas Act (NGA)Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA)Natural Gas ReservesNatural Gas Vehicle (NGV)NetbackNet Loss RevenuesNet Revenue or Net MarginNet SavingsNetworkNetwork Interface (NI)New GasNew York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)New York Relay ServiceNew York State Elderly and Energy Network (NYSEEN)New York State Public Service Commission Reports (NY PSC)New York State Utility Consumer Affairs Professionals (NYSUCAP)Non-Traffic Sensitive (NTS)Non Utility Generator (NUG)NormalizationNotice of Intention (NOI)OdorantOffice of Utility Efficiency & Productivity (OUE&P)Off-peakOld GasOn-PeakOpen Network Architecture (ONA)Operational AuditOperation and Maintenance Standards (O&MS)Oral ArgumentOriginal CostOther Post Retirement Benefits (OPEB's)OverParticipative ApproachPayback PeriodPeaking UnitPermeabilityPersonal Communications Services (PCS)Petition for RehearingPipelinePitsPlain Language Annual Notification of Rights (PLANR)Plain Language Termination Notice (PLTN)Plain Language Utility Bill (PLUB)Point of Presence (POP)Possible Natural Gas ReservesPounds Per Square Inch Gauge (PSIG)Prehearing ConferencePresent ValuePressurePressure DropPressure Regulating StationPrevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD)Primary (and Secondary) LinesPrivate Branch Exchange (PBX)Probability of Negative Margin (PONM)Process GasProcurement Audit ProgramProductivityProgram Evaluation Task Force (PETF)Proposal EvaluationProved Recoverable Natural Gas ReservePublic Statement HearingPublic Utilities Regulatory Policy Act of L978 (PURPA)Public Utility Law Project (PULP)PurgingPurging Into ServicePurging Out-Of-ServiceQualifying Facility (QF)Rate baseRate Case ReportingRate Forms Used by Distribution CompaniesRate of ReturnRate YearRate ZonesReal-Time PricingRebatesRecommendationsRecommended Decision (RD)Redetermination ClauseRegional Holding Company (RHC)Regulatory LagRenewable ResourceRequest for Proposal (RFP)ResellerReservoirRetroactive RatemakingReturned for ResubmissionReturn on EquityRevenue AllocationRevenue DecouplingRevenue Decoupling Mechanism (RDM)RevisionRevocationRight-Of-Way (R/W)Rotary DrillingRoyaltyScopeSeaboard-Traditional Rate DesignSeasonal CustomerSeasonal ServiceSelective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)Self AssessmentSenior Citizen Task Force Program (SCTFP)Sensitive ResourceSeparationsService EntranceService LineService Line (Lateral)Service Line ValveService RegulatorShared Tenant ServicesShort-Term NonresidentialShort-Term ResidentialShow Cause OrderShut-InSix Cent LawSlashSlippageSpecial Audit ProgramSpudStaff AuditsState Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA)State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)Steering CommitteeStorage ServiceSubmeteringSubmeteringSubscriber Line Charge (SLC) (formerly CALC)SubstationSubstitute Natural Gas or Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG)SuspensionSuspensionTake-Or-Pay ClauseTariffTelecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), Teletypewriter (TTY)Telephone Fair Practices Act (TEFPA)Temperature Controlled RateTest YearTG, MG, BGThe Guide (The Guide For Consultants Performing Management & Operations Audits)ThermThermal RatesThermal Rate ZoneThree Party ContractThree Party MeetingsTime of Use (TOU) PricingTimes Coverage (n.nnX Coverage)Toll Settlement RatioTrade SecretTraffic Sensitive (TS)TransformerTransmissionTransmission LineUnbilled RevenueUniform System of Accounts (USOA)United-Opposite Approach of Modified Fixed-VariableU.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or USEPA)U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)U.S. Soil Conservation Service (SCS)Valley FillingValue of ServiceVegetation SurveysVisually Significant Resource (VSR)VoltVolume L6 of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (l6NYCRR)Voluntary Time of Use (VTOU)WaiverWattWeather NormalizationWeekly BulletinWeighted Average Cost of Gas (WACOG)White PaperWide Are a Telecommunications Service (WATS)Wildcat WellWithdrawnWorking CapitalWork Management (Workforce Management)WorkplanYellow SheetsY-Pattern Globe Valve
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Date
2014-11-07
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