Demand Response (DR)<span class=" width="600" />

Demand Response (DR)

Reduction of electricity usage by customers within a given time period, or shifting that usage to another time period in response to a price signal, a financial incentive, an environmental condition, or a reliability signal.  [Source: CPUC website:]

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Emissions Control Technology (ECT)<span class=" width="600" />

Emissions Control Technology (ECT)

A process, equipment and/or system that reduces emissions.

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Water-Energy Nexus<span class=" width="600" />

Water-Energy Nexus

The interdependencies among water and energy resources and infrastructure.

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Rich Burn<span class=" width="600" />

Rich Burn

Spark ignited engine where the manufacturer’s recommended operating air/fuel ratio divided by the theoretical air-to-fuel ratio required for complete combustion at full load conditions is less than or equal to 1.1. [Source: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 63.6675.]

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Renewables Integration<span class=" width="600" />

Renewables Integration

Deploying and operating enough flexible, controllable resources to ensure grid reliability given the variability and uncertainty associated with intermittent renewable power generation. [Source: California Energy Commission (CEC) Website:]

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Ramp Time<span class=" width="600" />

Ramp Time

The amount of time for a generation unit to reach a targeted level of production capacity.

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Permanent Load Shifting (PLS)<span class=" width="600" />

Permanent Load Shifting (PLS)

The ability to shift the timing of electric demand.

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Once Through Cooling Policy<span class=" width="600" />

Once Through Cooling Policy

State policy establishing technology-based standards to implement federal Clean Water Act section 316(b) and reduce the harmful effects associated with cooling water intake structures on marine and estuarine life. [Source: State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) website:]

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Nonattainment<span class=" width="600" />


An area that does not meet (or that contributes to ambient air quality in a nearby area that does not meet) the national primary or secondary ambient air quality standard for the pollutant established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the federal Clean…

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Load Following<span class=" width="600" />

Load Following

The ramping capability of a resource to match the maximum megawatts by which the net load is expected to change in either an upward or a downward direction within a certain timeframe. [Source: California Independent System Operator, 2013 Flexible Capacity Procurement Requirements, p.4.]

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