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Glossary BF: Blast furnace BOF: Basic oxygen furnace Btu: British thermal unit ts) CPI: Consumer price index DOE/EIA: U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration DPI: Disposable private income DRI: Direct-reduced iron ECAR: East Central Area Reliability Coordination Agreement ELI: Ed i son Elect r ic Inst itute Electricity intensity: Electric energy per unit of economic output, e. g ., kilowatt hours per dollar Electrif ication: The adoption of processes and activities based on the use of electricity [:PRI: Electric Power Research Institute ERCOT: Electric Reliability Council of Texas GNP: Gross national product GPO: Gross product or ig inating GW: Gigawatt (s) GWh: Gigawatt hour (s) kW: Kilowatt (s) kWh: Kilowatt hour (s) MAAC: Mid-Atlant ic Area Counc it MAIN: Mid-America Interpool Network 164

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165 MAPP: Mid-Cont inent Area Power Pool MIT: Massachusetts Inst itute of Technology MW: Megawatt~s) MWh: Megawatt hour~s) NAS: National Academy of Sciences NBECS: National Building Energy Consumption Survey NERC: National Electric Reliability Council NPCC: Northeast Power Coordinating Council OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OPEC: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OTA: Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress PO&E: Pac if ic Gas and Electric Company PPI: Producer pr ice index Product ivity: Output per unit of input PURPA: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act SERC: Southeastern Electric Reliability Council Slope: The ratio of vertical change to horizontal change i n going along a line. Slope measures the steepness with which a line is inclined to the horizontal axis SPP: Southwest Power Pool USEIA: U.S. Energy Information Administration W: Watt (s) SCC: Western Systems Coordinating Council