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Glossary of Energy Terms
534 definitions by Oregon Department of Energy

AbioticAccumulating ShearAcid HydrolysisActivated Sludge ProcessActual Cubic Feet per Minute (ACFM)Adaptive ManagementAdaptive Management AreaAeration BasinAerobicAir Contaminant Discharge Permit (ACDP)Air Quality Maintenance AreaAlcoholAlkaliAlternativeAlternative FuelAmbient Air QualityAnadromous FishAnaerobicAnaerobic DigestionAnhydrousAnimal Unit (AU)Attainment AreaAverage Megawatt (MWa or aMW)Avoided CostsBackground LevelBackup RateBackup Services Backup ElectricityBaffle ChamberBaghouseBarrel of Oil EquivalentBar ScreenBaseload capacityBaseload DemandBenzeneBest Available Control MeasuresBest Available Control Technology (BACT)Best Management PracticesBilling CreditBioaccumulantsBioassayBiochemical Conversion ProcessBiochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)Bioconcentration (Bioaccumulation)BiodegradableBiodieselBiodiversityBioenergyBiofuelsBiogasBiological AssessmentBiological MagnificationBiological OxidationBiomassBiomass FuelBiomeBioremediationBiosphereBiotaBiotechnologyBioticBiotic CommunityBlockBoard Feet (BF)Bod5BoilerBoiler HorsepowerBone DryBone Dry Ton (or "Oven Dry Ton")Bone Dry Unit (BDU)Bottom AshBottoming CycleBritish Thermal Unit (BTU)Broadcast BurnBryophytesBuckBulk DensityButaneButanol or Butyl AlcoholButt LogCable YardingCapacityCapacity FactorCapital CostCarbohydrateCarbon Dioxide (CO2)Carbon Monoxide (CO)Carbon SequestrationCascade AerationCellulaseCelluloseCentralized Sewage TreatmentCetaneCharChemical Oxygen Demand (COD)ChipperChipsChip VansChlorofluorocarbonChokerClarifierClass I AreaClass II AreaClean Air Act (CAA)ClearcutCloneCoastal Zone Management ActCode of Federal Regulations (CFR)CogenerationColiform BacteriaCombined CycleCombined-Cycle Power PlantCombustionCombustion AirCombustion EfficiencyCombustion GasesCommercial Forest LandCompressed Natural Gas (CNG)CondenserCondensing PowerCondensing TurbineConditional Use PermitConservationControlled Extraction Turbine NoncondensingControlled Extraction Turbines CondensingControl PlotConventional Forest ProductsConversion EfficiencyConveyorCoppice RegenerationCordCorn StoverCorporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)Critical HabitatCrop TreeCullCull SectionCull TreesCumulative EffectsC Unit (CCF)Cyclone SeparatorDeaerationDecibels (dBA)Decision NoticeDecouplingDenaturedDensificationDesired Future ConditionDiameter at Breast Height (DBH)Diesel EngineDigesterDioxinDiscountingDiscount RateDispersal HabitatDistillate OilDistillationDistillers´ Dried Grains (DDG)DistributionDistrict Heating or CoolingDiversityDowndraft GasifierDraft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)Dry TonDuffDutch Oven FurnaceE85Early Seral SpeciesEcologyEconomic SectorEcosystemEffluentElectricityEmission OffsetEmissionsEndangered and Sensitive Species ThreatenedEndemicEnergyEnergy CropsEnergy Facility Siting Council (EFSC)EnvironmentEnvironmental Assessment (EA)Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)Enzymatic HydrolysisEP ToxicityEthanolEthyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (ETBE)EvapotranspirationExcess Annual GrowthExternalityFacultative PondsFast PyrolysisFederal Water Pollution Control ActFeedstockFellFeller-BuncherFermentationFinding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)FineFirm PowerFischer-Tropsch FuelsFlexible-Fuel VehicleFloodplainFlow RateFluidized-Bed BoilerFly AshForaging HabitatForested Areas or LandForest HealthForest PlanForest ResiduesForwarderFossil FuelFrancis TurbineFuelFuel CellFuel-Cell FurnaceFuel CycleFuel Handling SystemFurnaceGas EngineGasificationGasifierGasoholGas Shift ProcessGas TurbineGeneratorGeomorphicGeothermal EnergyGirdlingGrains of Pollutant Per Standard Cubic Foot of Gas (gr/SCF)Greenhouse EffectGreenhouse GasesGreen LoggingGreen TonGridGrid ConnectionGross Heating Value (GHV)HabitatHammermillHand PileHardwoodsHeadHeaderHeating ValueHeat RateHeat Transfer EfficiencyHectareHerbicideHeterogeneityHibernaculaHigher Heating Value (HHV)Hog Fuel or Hogged FuelHorsepower (Electrical Horsepower; hp)Hybrid Electric VehicleHydraulic LoadHydrocarbonHydroelectric PowerHydrolysisHypothesisImhoff Treatment SystemIncineratorInclined GrateIncremental Energy CostsIndependent Power ProducerIndirect LiquefactionInduction GeneratorInfiltrationInflowInfluentInorganic CompoundsIntensive ManagementInterconnectionInterruptible LoadInvestment Tax CreditInvestor-Owned Utility (IOU)IssuesKilowatt Hour (kWh)Kilowatt (kW)Knutson-Vandenberg Act (KV)Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC)Landfill GasLandingLandscapeLand Use Board of Appeals (LUBA)Large Woody DebrisLate Seral SpeciesLate Seral TreatmentLate-Successional ForestLate-Successional ReserveLeachatesLeast Cost PlanningLevelized Life-Cycle CostLH2OLife-Cycle CostingLigninLiquefactionLiquefied Natural Gas (LNG)Liquid HydrocarbonLive BottomLoadLoad FactorLoad ManagementLog ChokerLogging ResiduesLong-Term ProductivityLong TonLower Heating Value (LHV)Lowest Achievable Emissions Rate (LAER)Major SourceManagement ActivitiesManagement AreaManagement Indicator SpeciesManagement PlanMass Burn FacilityMaterials Recovery FacilityMBFMean Annual IncrementMegawatt (MW)MerchantableMesophilicMethaneMethanogenMethanolMethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)Metric TonMicroalgaeMicronMid Seral SpeciesMid Seral TreatmentMillMill/KwhMill ResidueMitigationMoisture Content (MC)Moisture Content (MC)MonocultureMortalityMscfMunicipal Solid Waste (MSW)National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Pollutants (NESHAPS)National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)National Forest Management ActNational Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)Natural GasNeat FuelNephelometric Turbidity UnitNesting HabitatNet BillingNet Heating Value (NHV)Net Present ValueNew Source Performance Standards (NSPS)Nitrogen FixationNitrogen Oxides (NOx)Nonattainment Area (NAA)Noncommercial SpeciesNull HypothesisOctane EnhancerOld GrowthOpacityOrganicOrganic CompoundsOrganic LevelOven Dry Ton (ODT)Overnight Capital CostOverstoryOxygenateOxygenated GasolineOzonePartial CutParticulateParticulate EmissionsPassive Solar Energy SystemPeak FlowPercolationpHPhotovoltaicPiling Unmerchantable Material (PUM)Pilot ScalePlant AssociationPlotPM10PM2.5Polishing TreatmentPolychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB´s)Post-AerationPoundPound ForcePound of SteamPrecommercial ThinningPrescriptionPresent ValuePrevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)Process HeatProducer GasProductive Machine HoursProgrammed Timber HarvestProofProximate AnalysisPublicly Owned Treatment Works Permit (POTW)Public Utility CommissionsPublic Utility District (PUD)Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA)Pulp ChipsPyrolysisQuadQualifying FacilityQuaternaryRate ScheduleRecirculationRecord of Decision (ROD)Recovery BoilerReformulated Gasoline (RFG)Refractory LiningRefuse-Derived Fuel (RDF)Regeneration HarvestRegeneration with ReservesReid Vapor Pressure (RVP)ReinjectionRenewable Energy SourceRepetition/ReplicationReserve MarginResident FishResource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)Resource ValuesRetrofittingReturn On Investment (ROI)Riparian AreaRiparian BufferRotationRough TreesRoundwoodSalvage LoggingSaturated SteamSawlogSawtimberScaled SaleScopingScrubberSecondary SuccessionSecond GrowthSedimentationSelection CuttingSeral StagesSewageShaft HorsepowerShort Rotation Energy PlantationShort Rotation Intensive CultureShort TonSilvicultureSite Potential TreeSite PreparationSkidderSlashSlow PyrolysisSludgeSmall Scale Energy Loan Program (SELP)SmogSnagSocioeconomicSolvent ExtractionSource Emission Reduction Plan (SERP)Spawning GravelSpecific WorkSpreader Stoker FurnaceStandStandards and GuidelinesStand ConversionStand DensityState Implementation PlanSteam Conversion Factors (Approximations)Steam TurbineStillageStoichiometric ConditionStream ClassStructureStumpageSubdrainageSubstrateSuccessionSunk CostSuperheated SteamSurplus ElectricitySuspended SolidsSustainableSustained YieldSyngasThermThermal CoverThermal EfficiencyThermal ResourceThermochemical Conversion ProcessTimberlandTimber Stand ImprovementTipping FeeTopping and Back Pressure TurbinesTopping CycleTotal Suspended ParticulatesToxic SubstancesTransmissionTraveling GrateTree Measurement SaleTurbidityTurbineTurn Down RatioTurnkey SystemTurn of LogsUltimate AnalysisUnderstoryUniform Building Code (UBC)Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC)Unit (Fuel or Pulp)Unit (Timber)Unmerchantable WoodUnsuitable AreasUrban Growth BoundaryValley SegmentVolatile Organic Compounds (VOC)VolatilesVolatilityWaste StreamsWater-Cooled Vibrating GrateWatermasterWatershedWattWet Basis Moisture ContentWet Basis Moisture ContentWetlandsWheelingWhole-Tree HarvestingYarderYardingYarding Unmerchantable Material (YUM)
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2016-07-31
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