A system that converts organic waste products such as farm manure into methane.
A permit, commonly issued by a state commission, allowing a utility to engage in business, construct facilities or perform a service. It is also the type of permit issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allowing a party to transport natural gas, sell it for resale in interstate commerce or construct, acquire or operate any facilities for that purpose. The commission may attach reasonable terms and conditions that public convenience and necessity may require. Abbreviated CPCN.
A federal agency that regulates interstate wholesale energy transactions, including natural gas transportation and electric transmission, to ensure reasonable rates. It also licenses hydroelectric projects, interconnections, construction work for the utility industry, rates for wholesale energy customers and utility accounting practices. Abbreviated FERC.
A unit of electricity equal to 1,000 watts. Abbreviated kW.
One kilowatt of electricity used for one hour. Abbreviated kWh.
A utility that distributes natural gas or electricity to customers’ homes and businesses.
A solar cell array that converts energy from sunlight directly into electricity.
A schedule detailing the terms, conditions and pricing that apply to various types of natural gas and electric service. Tariffs are filed with and approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or a state regulatory body.