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A&Gadministrative and general expense; also G&A
AACAssociation of Arkansas Counties
AACoArizona Association of Counties
AAEEAmerican Academy of Environmental Engineers
ABPAAmerican Backflow Prevention Association
ABWRadvanced boiling water nuclear reactor
ACalternating current
ACCair cooled condenser
ACCAAssociation of County Commissions of Alabama
ACCCEAmerican Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
ACCGAssociation County Commissioners of Georgia
ACCOAssociation of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
ACEarea control error
ACEAmerican Coalition for Ethanol
ACECAmerican Council of Engineering Companies
ACEEEAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
ACRE®Action Committee for Rural Electrification (NRECA)
ACWAAssociation of Clean Water Administrators
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
AEAAtomic Energy Act
AEEAssociation of Energy Engineers
AEICAssociation of Edison Illuminating Companies
AFCautomatic frequency control
AFUDCallowance for funds used during construction
AICAssociation of Indiana Counties
AIHAmerican Institute of Hydrology
AM/FM/GISautomated mapping/facilities management/geographic information system
AMCAssociation of Minnesota Counties
AMI Advanced Meter Infrastructure
AMLAlaska Municipal League
AMRAutomatic Meter Reading
AMWAAssociation of Metropolitan Water Agencies
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
AOCAssociation of Oregon Counties
APA Alaska Power Administration
APM ACES Power Marketing
APPAAmerican Public Power Association
APWAAmerican Public Works Association
AQCSAir Quality Control System
AREAArrowhead Regional Emission Abatement Plan
ARTOAlliance RTO
ASAAmerican Society of Appraisers
ASCEAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
ASD Adjustable Speed Drives
ASDWAAssociation of State Drinking Water Administrators
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASICAmerican Society of Irrigation Consultants
ASMAmerican Society for Microbiology
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASPAAmerican Society for Public Administration
ASTM American Society for Testing & Materials
ATC Available Transmission Transfer Capability
AVS Antelope Valley Station
AWRAAmerican Water Resources Association
AWTAssociation of Water Technologies


BACT Best Available Control Technology
BANANAbuild absolutely nothing anywhere near anything
BART Best Available Retrofit Technology
BC Bank for Cooperatives
BEPC Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck ND
Bcf one billion cubic feet
BHPBlack Hills Power
BIL basic lightning impulse insulation level
BNSF Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
BSC Bismarck State College
BSL basic switching impluse insulation level
BTU British Thermal Unit
BWR boiling water nuclear reactor


C&RE Conservation and Renewable Energy Program (Western)
CAA Clean Air Act
CAAAClean Air Act Amendement (1990)
CAIDICustomer Average Interruption Duration Index
CA ISO California ISO
CAIR Clean Air Interstate Rule
CAMR Clean Air Mercury Rule
CAMU Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities
CBM coalbed methane
CBO Congressional Budget Office
CBPCCorn Belt Power Cooperative, IA
CC combined cycle power plant
CCAOCounty Commissioners Association of Ohio
CCAPCounty Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
CCAWVCounty Commissioners' Association of West Virginia
CCCCertified Cooperative Communicator
CCD Credentialed Cooperative Director
CCIColorado Counties, Inc.
CCPCCanadian Clean Power Coalition
CCPI Clean Coal Power Initiative
CCS carbon capture and storage
CDD/HDD cooling degree day/heating degree day
CEA Canadian Electrical Association
CEEDCenter for Energy & Economic Development; changed to American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) in 2008
CEM continuous stack emission monitoring (EPA)
CEPSClean Energy Portfolio Standards
CFB circulating fluidized bed
CFC National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
CFL compact fluorescent lightbulb
CIChlorine Institute Inc.
CIGRE International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems
CMEPC Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative MT
CMRTO Crescent Moon Regional Transmission Organization (2000)
COE Army Corps of Engineers
COOPcooperative utility
COP coefficient of performance; efficiency
COU consumer-owned utility
CP Cooperative Power MN (merged to form GRE)
CPSS Center for Power System Studies (SDSU)
CREA Colorado Rural Electric Association
CREB Clean Renewable Energy Bond
CREC Council of Rural Electric Communicators
CRC Cooperative Response Center
CREDA Colorado River Energy Distributors Association
CRN Cooperative Research Network
CRSPColorado River Storage Project Management Center
CSACounty Supervisors Association of Arizona
CSACCalifornia State Association of Counties
CSMACustomer Satisfaction Measurement Benchmarking Association
CSR Customer Service Region (Western)
CSU Colorado Springs Utilities
CT Current Transformer; combustion turbine
CTCCompetitive Transition Charge
CTG Combustion Turbine Generator
CUREConsumers United for Rail Equity
CUS Common Use System
CWIPConstruction Work In Progress


EA Environmental Assessment (federal)
EAAEnvironmental Assessment Association
ECA electrical cost adjustment
ECAREast Central Reliability Coordination (RRC)
ECE Electric Council for the Economy
ECPAElectric Consumers Protection Act (1986)
EEI Edison Electric Institute (IOUs)
EERenergy efficiency ratio
EERC Energy and Environmental Research Center
EERE U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EGA Electric Generation Association
EGS electric generation supplier
EHV Extra High Voltage
EIA Energy Information Administration
EIC Electric Information Council
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
ELCON Electric Consumers Resource Council
EMF electric and magnetic fields
EMS energy management system
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPAct Energy Policy Act (2005)
EPAMPEnergy Planning and Management Program (Western)
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
ERCOTElectric Reliability Council of Texas (RRC)
ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration
EREPC East River Electric Power Cooperative SD
ESA Energy Storage Association
ESCO energy service company
ETS electric thermal storage
EUI electric utility industry
EV Electric Vehicle
EVAA Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas
EWG exempt wholesale generator (EPAct)


HCPD Heartland Consumers Power District SD
hp horsepower
HV High Voltage
HZ Hertz (cycles per second)


IAAOInternational Association of Assessing Officers
IACIdaho Association of Counties
IACBMCIllinois Association of County Board Members and Commissioners
IADG Iowa Area Development Group
IAEC Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives
IAEMInternational Association of Emergency Managers
IAFCInternational Association of Fire Chiefs
IAMU Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
ICE Informed Citizens for the Environment
ICC Interstate Commerce Commission
ICPAIntermountain Consumer Power Association
IDR Issuer Default Rating
IEEEInstitute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
IEG Iowa Environmental Group
IESNA Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
IGCC integrated gasification combined cycle
IGFC integrated gasification fuel cell
IGSHPA International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
IMG Iowa Marketing Group
IMO Independent Electric Market Organization of Ontario
IOS integrated operations services
IOU Investor-Owned Utility
IPCCInternational Panel on Climate Change
IPEPInstitute of Professional Environmental Practice
IPP Inland Power Pool
IPP independent power producer (PURPA)
IRP integrated resources planning
IS integrated system
ISACIowa State Association of Counties
ISCIndustrial Siting Commission
ISO Independent Transmission System Operator
ISO MOU ISO Memorandum of Understanding (PJM, NYISO, ISO NE, & IL)
ISO NE USI New England
ISUB Iowa State Utilities Board
ITA independent transmission agent; independent tariff administration; integrated transmission agreement
ITC independent transmission company
ITC investment tax credit
IUC integrated utility company


JAA joint action agency
JOA joint operating agreement


KACKansas Association of Counties
KACoKentucky Association of Counties
kbps kilobits per second
kV kilovolt (1,000 volts)
kVa kilovolt-amperes
kW kilowatt (1,000 watts)
kWh kilowatt-hour (energy)


LAER lowest achievable air emissions rate
LCP least cost planning
LDC local distribution company
LEC Lignite Energy Council
LED light-emitting diode
LES Lincoln Electric System NE
LFC load frequency control
LMP locational marginal pricing
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LOLPloss of load probability
LOPCLandO Power Cooperative IA
LOS Leland Olds Station
LPPC Large Public Power Council
LRS Laramie River Station
LTC Load Tap Changer


M/KWH mills/kilowatt hour (1/10 cent/KWH)
MAAC Mid-Atlantic Area Council (see PJM)
MACMichigan Association of Counties
MACMissouri Association of Counties
MACCAMMaine Association of County Clerks, Administrators and Managers
MACoMaryland Association of Counties
MACoMontana Association of Counties
MAIN Mid-America Interconnected Network
MAMUMissouri Association of Municipal Utilities
MAPP Mid-Continent Area Power Pool
MASMississippi Association of Supervisors
MBMECA Missouri Basin Municipal Electric Cooperative Association IA
MBPP Missouri Basin Power Project (1971)
MBSG Missouri Basin Systems Group (merged w/MECA in 1999)
Mcf one thousand cubic feet
MDUMontana-Dakota Utilities ND
MEANMunicipal Energy Agency of Nebraska NE
MEC Mid-American Energy Company
MECAMontana Electric Cooperatives Association
MECAMid-West Electric Consumers Association
MEEEMinnesotans for an Energy Efficient Economy
MEMCDCMaine Emergency Management County Director’s Council
MGCMMunicipal Gas Commission of Missouri
MHD magnetohydrodynamic
MHEBManitoba Hydroelectric Board
MHEBManitoba Hydro Electric Board
MIP Member Investment Program
MISOMidwest Independent System Operator
MJMEUCMissouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission
MMU Marshall Municipal Utilities MN
MMUAMinnesota Municipal Utilities Association
MOM Missouri River Master Water Control (operating) Manual (COE)
MoPEPMissouri Public Energy Pool
MPC Minnkota Power Cooperative MN
MPCAMinnesota Pollution Control Agency
MPUAMissouri Public Utility Alliance
MPUCMinnesota Public Utilities Commission
MPWCMissouri Public Water Council and Environmental Services
MR&I municipal, rural and industrial water
MRBA Missouri River Basin Association
MREA Minnesota Rural Electric Association
MRES Missouri River Energy Services SD (formerly MBMPA)
MRO Midwest Reliability Organization
MSAMaine Sheriffs' Association
MTBEmethyl tertiary butyl ether
MUNIMunicipal Utility
MVA megavolt-amperes (power)
MW megawatt (1,000,000 watts)
MWh megawatt-hour (1,000 KHW)


NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NABCONational Association of Black County Officials
NACANational Association of County Administrators
NACAPNational Association of County Aging Programs
NACBHDDNational Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
NACCANational Association of County Civil Attorneys
NACCEDNational Association for County Community and Economic Development
NACCHONational Association of County and City Health Officials
NACCTFONational Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers
NACDNational Association of Conservation Districts
NACENational Association of County Engineers
NACHFaNational Association of County Health Facilities
NACHSANational Association of County Human Services Administrators
NACIONational Association of County Information Officers
NACIRONational Association of County Intergovernmental Relation Officials
NACoNational Association of Counties
NACONebraska Association of County Officials
NACONevada Association of Counties
NACPNational Association of County Planners
NACPRONational Association of County Park and Recreation Officials
NACRCNational Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks
NACSNational Association of County Surveyors
NACWANational Association of Clean Water Agencies
NAEHPA North American Electric Heat Pump Alliance
NAEPNational Association of Environmental Professionals
NAERO North American Electric Reliability Organization (successor to NERC)
NAHCONational Association of Hispanic County Officials
NALBOHNational Association of Local Boards of Health
NAPFNational Association of Pipe Fabricators
NARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
NAVPLGNational Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government
NAWCNational Association of Water Companies
NCACCNorth Carolina Association of County Commissioners
NCCAENational Council of County Association Executives
NCEA North Central Electric Association
NCRCONational Conference of Republican County Officials
NCRECNorth Central Research Extension Center
NCSC National Cooperative Services Corporation
NCSENational Council for Science and the Environment
NDACoNorth Dakota Association of Counties
NDAMPSNorth Dakota Association of Municipal Power Systems
NDARECNorth Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
NDC National Development Council
NDCONational Democratic County Officials
NDMPA North Dakota Municipal Power Agency ND
NDPSC North Dakota Public Service Commission
NEC National Electric Code (ANSI/NFPA)
NEF National Energy Foundation
NEGTC Nebraska Electric G&T Cooperative NE
NEMA National Electric Manufacturers Association
NERC North American Electric Reliability Council (to be replaced by NAERO)
NERTO New England RTO
NESARC National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition
NESC National Electric Safety Code (ANSI/IEEE)
NETL ational Energy Technology Laboratory
NFEC National Food and Energy Council
NFMANational Federation of Municipal Analysts
NFPANational Fire Protection Association
NGWANational Ground Water Association
NIEP National Independent Energy Producers
NIMBY not in my back yard
NIPCO Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative IA
NIWRNational Institutes for Water Resources
NJACNew Jersey Association of Counties
NLCNational League of Cities
NMACNew Mexico Association of Counties
NMPP Nebraska Municipal Power Pool
NOBCONational Organization of Black County Officials
NOPR Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FERC)
NOV Notice of Violation
NPA Nebraska Power Association
NPCC Northeast Power Coordinating Council (RRC)
NPCC National Preference Customer Committee
NPPD Nebraska Public Power District NE
NPRB Nebraska Power Review Board
NPSC Nebraska Public Service Commission
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRCONational Renewables Cooperative Organization
NREA Nebraska Rural Electric Association
NRECA National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory (1992)
NREVACNon-Road Elect Vehicles Applications Consortium
NRHN National Rural Health Network
NRPANational Recreation and Park Association
NRTC National Rural Telephone Cooperative
NRWANational Rural Water Association
NSPENational Society of Professional Engineers
NSPS new source performance standards (EPA)
NSR New Source Review
NTCANational Telephone Cooperative Association
NUG non-utility generator
NUTSEA National Utility Training and Safety Education Association
NWANational Workforce Association
NWPPA Northwest Public Power Association
NWPS Northwestern Public Service SD
NWRANational Water Resources Association
NYPP New York Power Pool
NYSACNew York State Association of Counties


O&M operations and maintenance
OA oil/air cooled
OASIS open access sure-time transmission information system; RIN
OCR oil circuit recloser
OFA over-fired air
OM&R operations, maintenance and replacement
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPPDOmaha Public Power District NE
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration
OTP Otter Tail Power Company


PAC Powdered Activated Carbon
PC subcritical pulverized coal
PCA power cost adjustment
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCCAPower and Communication Contractors Association
PCORPlains CO2 Reduction Partnership
PE licensed Professional Engineer
PFBC pressurized fluidized-bed combustion
PFN Public Finance Network
PHEVplug-in hybrid electric vehicle
PJALPolice Jury Association of Louisiana
PJM Pennsylvania-Jersey-Maryland Interconnection
PMA power marketing administration (eg. Western)
PMI Power Marketing Initiative (Western)
POOLCO alternative power pool
POWERPAC APPA Political Action Committee))
PPD/PUD Public Power District /((Public Utility District
PPDC Public Power Development Corporation
PRB Powder River Basin
PRECorp Powder River Energy Corporation
PRPA Platt River Power Authority
PRS annual power repayment study (Western)
PRWCMT Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust
PSC Public Service Commission
PSCOPublic Service Company of Colorado
PSD Prevention of Significant Deterioration
PS&Ipreliminary survey and investigation costs
PT Potential Transformer (Voltage)
PTCproduction tax credit
PUCPublic Utility Commission
PUCSC Public Utilities Commission of the State of Colorado
PUHCA Public Utilities Holding Company Act (1935)
PURPA Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (1978)
PV photovoltaic
PWRpressurized water nuclear reactor


QA/QC Quality Assurance / Quality Control
QF qualifying facility (PURPA)


T&D Transmission and Distribution
TACTexas Association of Counties
TAPS Transmission Access Policy Study Group
TCSATennessee County Services Association
TDU transmission dependent utility))
TEC The Electrification Council
TIA Territorial Integrity Act
TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load
TPM third party marketer
TRANSCO transmission company
TSGTA Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
TSM Transmission Systems Maintenance
TSNW Tri-State Nebraska west
TTC total transmission transfer capability
TTWWAD that's the way we've always done it
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority


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