LOLE loss-of-load expectation

LSE load serving entity

MAAC Mid-Atlantic Area Council (reliability council)

MAPS Multi-Area Production Simulation

MARS Multi-Area Reliability Simulation

MDEA methyl diethanol amine

MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MSW municipal solid waste

NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NE New England

NERC North American Electric Reliability Council

NG natural gas

NGCC natural gas combined cycle

NOx nitrogen oxide

NPCC Northeast Power Coordinating Council

NRC National Research Council

NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory

N-S north-south

NYC New York City

NYCA New York Control Area

NYDEC New York Department of Environmental Conservation

NYISO New York Independent System Operator

NYMex New York Mercantile Exchange

NYPA New York Power Authority

NYPSC New York Public Service Commission

NYSERDA New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

NYSRC New York State Reliability Council

O3 ozone

O&M operation and maintenance

PC pulverized coal

PJM Pennsylvania Jersey Maryland (regional transmission organization)

PLRP Peak Load Reduction Program

PM particulate matter

PPA Power Purchase Agreement

PSEG Public Service Electric and Gas

PUC public utility commission

PV photovoltaic, photovoltaics

PWR pressurized water reactor

REAP Residential Energy Affordability Program

REPIS Renewable Plant Information System

RGGI Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

RMR Reliability-Must-Run

RNA Reliability Needs Assessment

ROS rest of state

RPS Renewable Portfolio Standard

SBC Systems Benefit Charge

SCPC supercritical pulverized coal

SCR Special Case Resource; selective catalytic reduction

SHW solar hot water

SO2 sulfur dioxide

SOx sulfur oxide

SPDES State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

SVC static VAR compensator

TO transmission owner

UCAP unforced capacity

UDR Unforced Delivery Rights (transmission capacity)

UPNY-SENY Upstate New York-Southeast New York (transmission interface)

U.S. NRC U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

VOC volatile organic compound; variable operating cost

VOLL value of lost load

WESP wet electrostatic precipitator/precipitation



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