energy

  • 1Energy —   The capability of doing work; different forms of energy can be converted to other forms, but the total amount of energy remains the same.   This is broadly defined as the capability of doing work. In the electric power industry, energy is more… …

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  • 2Energy Deliveries —   Energy generated by one system delivered to another system.   ***   Energy generated by one electric utility system and delivered to another system through one or more transmission lines.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information… …

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  • 3Energy Receipts —   Energy generated by one utility system that is received by another through transmission lines.   ***   Energy brought into a site from another location.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …

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  • 4Energy supply —   Energy made available for future disposition. Supply can be considered and measured from the point of view of the energy provider or the receiver.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …

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  • 5Energy Use —   Energy consumed during a specified time period for a specific purpose (usually expressed in kWh) …

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  • 6Energy Efficiency —   Programs that reduce consumption.   ***   A ratio of service provided to energy input (e.g., lumens to watts in the case of light bulbs). Services provided can include buildings sector end uses such as lighting, refrigeration, and heating:… …

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  • 7Energy Intensity —   The relative extent that energy is required for a process.   ***   A ratio of energy consumption to another metric, typically national gross domestic product in the case of a country s energy intensity. Sector specific intensities may refer to… …

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  • 8Energy Policy Act of 1992 — (EPACT)   A comprehensive legislative package that mandates and encourages energy efficiency standards, alternative fuel use, and the development of renewable energy technologies. Public Law 102 486, October 24th, 1992. Also authorized the… …

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  • 9Energy Effects —   Changes at the consumer meter that reflect activities undertaken in response to utility administered programs.   ***   The changes in aggregate electricity use (measured in megawatthours) for consumers that participate in a utility DSM (demand… …

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  • 10Energy Reserves —   The portion of total energy resources that is known and can be recovered with presently available technology at an affordable cost.   ***   Estimated quantities of energy sources that are demonstrated to exist with reasonable certainty on the… …

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  • 11Energy Consumption —   The amount of energy consumed in the form in which it is acquired by the user. The term excludes electrical generation and distribution losses.   ***   The use of energy as a source of heat or power or as a raw material input to a manufacturing …

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  • 12Energy Information Administration — (EIA)   An independent agency within the U.S. Department of Energy that develops surveys, collects energy data, and does analytical and modeling analyses of energy issues. The Agency must satisfy the requests of Congress, other elements within… …

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  • 13Energy Charge —   That part of an electricity bill that is based on the amount of electrical energy consumed or supplied.   The amount of money owed by an electric customer for kilowatt hours consumed.   ***   That portion of the charge for electric service… …

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  • 14Energy management practices —   Involvement, as a part of the building s normal operations, in energy efficiency programs that are designed to reduce the energy used by specific end use systems. This includes the following EMCS, DSM Program Participation, Energy Audit, and a… …

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  • 15Energy information —   Includes (A) all information in whatever form on fuel reserves, extraction, and energy resources (including petrochemical feedstocks) wherever located; production, distribution, and consumption of energy and fuels wherever carried on; and (B)… …

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  • 16Energy-use sectors —   A group of major energy consuming components of U.S. society developed to measure and analyze energy use. The sectors most commonly referred to in EIA are: residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, and electric power.   U.S. Dept. of …

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