CCA

CCA

Depending on context: “California Carbon Allowance” or “Community Choice Aggregation”

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Load Factor (LF)

Load Factor (LF)

In context of electricity, the “load factor” refers to the percentage of electricity needed, used or produced over a period of time, relative to the peak (maximum) electric demand or capacity over the same period of time.

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Metric Tonne of Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (MTCO2e)

Metric Tonne of Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (MTCO2e)

One metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalents (a unit used to measure greenhouse gases).

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Electric Regulation

Electric Regulation

The capability of a generating unit to automatically respond to the CAISO’s four-second automatic generation control signal to adjust its output as may be needed to maintain system frequency  and reduce risks of outages. [Source: California Independent System Operator (CAISO), 2013 Flexible Capacity Procurement Requirements,…

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Water Cycle or Water Use Cycle

Water Cycle or Water Use Cycle

The movement of water from its source through to conveyance, treatment, distribution, end-use, discharge, re-treatment, re-use and ultimate discharge.

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Flexible Capacity (aka 
Flexible Capacity and Local Reliability Resource Retention)

Flexible Capacity (aka 
Flexible Capacity and Local Reliability Resource Retention)

A tariff mechanism developed by the CAISO to provide supplemental compensation to designated generation assets that are deemed essential to statewide electric reliability. The Flexible Capacity and Local Reliability Resource Retention (FLRR) was designed as a stop-gap measure, enabling uneconomic generation units that would otherwise…

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Small Disadvantaged Community (SDC)

Small Disadvantaged Community (SDC)

In context of California’s Disadvantaged Communities Program: A “Small Disadvantaged Community” is one with a population less than 20,000 and either: (1) a community Median Household Income (MHI) less than eighty percent (80%) of the statewide MHI; or (2) a community sewer rate more than…

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Load Duration Curve (LDC)

Load Duration Curve (LDC)

A non-chronological, graphical summary of demand levels with corresponding time durations using a curve, which plots demand magnitude (power) on one axis and percent of time that the magnitude occurs on the other axis.

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Energy Intensity of Water, or Energy Embedded in Water

Energy Intensity of Water, or Energy Embedded in Water

The average amount of energy used to collect, produce, transport, treat, deliver and/or to collect, treat, and/or dispose of wastewater (typically expressed in kWh/AF or kWh/MG).

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Assembly Bill 32 (AB32)

Assembly Bill 32 (AB32)

The California Global Warming Soluti ons Act of 2006 that prescribed a portfolio of actions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

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