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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Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V)

Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V)

A regulatory protocol for evaluating the resource, economic, environmental, and other impacts of State programs.

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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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Avoided Cost (AC)

Avoided Cost (AC)

The value of a particular action that produces an economic benefit by reducing costs.

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Total Resource Cost (TRC)

Total Resource Cost (TRC)

The TRC is a regulatory concept used to represent the total net costs of a resource decision. The TRC is used by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other regulatory jurisdictions as one of several benchmarks used to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of various programs, measures, and…

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First Costs

First Costs

The total initial costs for acquiring an asset, or to permit, design, procure and install equipment, and to develop and construct a facility.

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Cost-Effectiveness

Cost-Effectiveness

A benchmark applied to determine whether or not a particular action is economically beneficial.

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Carbon Content Coefficient (Combusted Fossil Fuels)

Carbon Content Coefficient (Combusted Fossil Fuels)

The estimated carbon content of combusted fossil fuels representing the maximum potential emissions to the atmosphere if all carbon in the fuel were to be oxidized during combustion.  [Source: Annex 2 Methodology and Data for Estimating CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuel Combustion, Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse…

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