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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24836.
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Appendix F

Acronyms

AC alternating current
AMI advanced metering infrastructure
APS Arizona Public Services
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
C&I commercial and industrial
CAISO California Independent System Operator
CAP Civil Air Patrol
CHP combined heat and power
CIP critical infrastructure protection
DC direct current
DER distributed energy resource
DES distributed energy storage
DG distributed generation
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DMS distribution management system
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DR demand response
DSO distribution system operator
E-ISAC Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center
EEI Edison Electric Institute
EIA Energy Information Administration
EIM Energy Imbalance Market
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EMS energy management system
EPAct Energy Policy Act
EPB Electric Power Board
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
ERCOT Electric Reliability Council of Texas
ERD entity relationship diagram
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FPA Federal Power Act
Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24836.
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GMD geomagnetic disturbance
GMLC Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium
GPS global positioning satellites
GW gigawatt
ICC Illinois Commerce Commission
ICS industrial control system
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISO independent system operator
JCESR Joint Center for Energy Storage Research
LOLP loss of load probability
LPT large power transformer
MAA mutual assistance agreement
MW megawatt
NARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
NERC North American Electric Reliability Corporation
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPS National Preparedness System
NRC National Research Council
NRCC National Response Coordination Center
NRDC National Resources Defense Council
NSF National Science Foundation
OMS outage management system
OT operational technology
PMU phasor measurement unit
PSEG Public Service Enterprise Group
PUC public utility commission
PURPA Public Utility Regulation Policy Act
PV photovoltaic
QER Quadrennial Energy Review
R&D research and development
RD&D research, demonstration, and development
RTO regional transmission organization
RTU remote terminal unit
RUS Rural Utility Service
SAIDI system average interruption duration index
SAIFI system average interruption frequency index
SCADA supervisory control and data acquisition
SoCo Southern Company
T&D transmission and distribution
UAV unmanned aerial vehicle
Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24836.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24836.
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Americans’ safety, productivity, comfort, and convenience depend on the reliable supply of electric power. The electric power system is a complex “cyber-physical” system composed of a network of millions of components spread out across the continent. These components are owned, operated, and regulated by thousands of different entities. Power system operators work hard to assure safe and reliable service, but large outages occasionally happen. Given the nature of the system, there is simply no way that outages can be completely avoided, no matter how much time and money is devoted to such an effort. The system’s reliability and resilience can be improved but never made perfect. Thus, system owners, operators, and regulators must prioritize their investments based on potential benefits.

Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System focuses on identifying, developing, and implementing strategies to increase the power system’s resilience in the face of events that can cause large-area, long-duration outages: blackouts that extend over multiple service areas and last several days or longer. Resilience is not just about lessening the likelihood that these outages will occur. It is also about limiting the scope and impact of outages when they do occur, restoring power rapidly afterwards, and learning from these experiences to better deal with events in the future.

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