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Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Future of Electric Power in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25968.
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Acronyms

AAA American Automobile Association
AC alternating current
ADMS advanced distribution management system
AGC automatic generation control
AI artificial intelligence
AMI automated metering infrastructure
ANL Argonne National Laboratory
APPA American Public Power Association
ARPA-E Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
BEV battery electric vehicle
BLS U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
BoS balance of system
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
BtM behind-the-meter
C2ES Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
CAES compressed air energy storage
CAISO California Independent System Operator
CARB California Air Resources Board
CCA community choice aggregation
CCS carbon capture and storage
CEC California Energy Commission
CES Clean Energy Standards
CHP combined heat and power
CIP critical infrastructure protection
CPP critical peak pricing
Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Future of Electric Power in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25968.
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DA day-ahead
DAC direct air capture
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DC direct current
DCFC direct current fast charging
DERMS Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems
DER distributed energy resource
DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DLC direct load control
DMS Distribution Management System
DOC U.S. Department of Commerce
DoD U.S. Department of Defense
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DOL U.S. Department of Labor
DR demand response
E-ISAC Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center
e-MTC enhanced machine-type communication
EE energy efficiency
EEI Edison Electric Institute
EERE (DOE-EERE) DOE—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EIA Energy Information Administration
EIM energy imbalance market
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EPACT 1992 Energy Policy Act of 1992
EPACT 2005 Energy Policy Act 2005
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
ERCOT Electric Reliability Council of Texas
ERO electric reliability organization
ESG environmental, social, and governance [criteria]
EV electric vehicle
EWG exempt wholesale generator
FACTS flexible alternating current transmission system
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FLISR fault location isolation and service restoration
FPA Federal Power Act
GADS generating availability data system
GDP gross domestic product
GHG greenhouse gas
GMI Grid Modernization Initiative
GPS global positioning system
GTI Gas Technology Institute
HVAC heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
HVDC high-voltage direct current
Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Future of Electric Power in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25968.
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ICE internal combustion engine
ICS incident command system
ICT information and communications technology
IEA International Energy Agency
IGBT insulated-gate bipolar transistor
INL Idaho National Laboratory
IoT Internet of Things
IPP independent power producer
ISAC Information Sharing and Analysis Center
ISO independent system operator
ISO-NE Independent System Operator—New England
IT information technology
LADWP Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LED light-emitting diode
LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LMP locational margin pricing
LPPC Large Public Power Council
LPT large power transformer
MISO Midcontinent Independent System Operator
ML machine learning
MMC Modular Multilevel Converter
MVDC medium-voltage direct current
NARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
NASEO National Association of State Energy Official
NB-IoT narrow-band Internet of Things
NCCET National Council for Continuing Education and Training
NEITC national interest electric transmission corridor
NEM net energy metering
NERA New England Ratepayer Association
NERC North American Electric Reliability Corporation
NRECA National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NSC National Security Council
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
NYISO New York Independent System Operator
NYPA New York Power Authority
NYSERDA New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
OE (DOE-OE) Department of Energy—Office of Electricity
ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OT operational technology
PCC point of common coupling
PHEV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
PHMSA Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Future of Electric Power in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25968.
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PMA power marketing administration
PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PRC price-responsive control
PUC public utility commission
PURPA Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978
PV photovoltaic
R&D research and development
RD&D research, development, and demonstration
REA Rural Electrification Administration
REBA Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance
RF radio frequency
RFP request for proposal
RGGI Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
RICE reciprocating internal combustion engine [generator]
RMI Rocky Mountain Institute
ROCOF rate of change of frequency
RPS renewable portfolio standards
RT real-time
RTO regional transmission organization
RTP real-time pricing
SCADA supervisory control and data acquisition
SGCC State Grid Corporation of China
SGIP Self-Generation Incentive Program
SLA service-level agreement
SMR small modular reactor
SPP Southwest Power Pool
SST solid-state transformer
STATCOM Static Synchronous Compensator
SVC static VAR compensator
T&D transmission and development
TE transactive energy
TOU time-of-use
TSC thyristor switched capacitor
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority
UCSD University of California, San Diego
UPFC Unified Power Flow Controller
USEER U.S. Energy and Employment Report
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
V2G vehicle-to-grid
V2H vehicle-to-home
VAR volt-ampere reactive
VSC voltage source converter
VVC volt-VAR control
Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Future of Electric Power in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25968.
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WAP Weatherization Assistance Program
WBG wide band gap
WECC Western Electricity Coordinating Council
WEF World Economic Forum
WTO World Trade Organization
ZELFR zero-emitting load-following resources
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Electric power is essential for the lives and livelihoods of all Americans, and the need for electricity that is safe, clean, affordable, and reliable will only grow in the decades to come. At the request of Congress and the Department of Energy, the National Academies convened a committee of experts to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the U.S. grid and how it might evolve in response to advances in new energy technologies, changes in demand, and future innovation.

The Future of Electric Power in the United States presents an extensive set of policy and funding recommendations aimed at modernizing the U.S. electric system. The report addresses technology development, operations, grid architectures, and business practices, as well as ways to make the electricity system safe, secure, sustainable, equitable, and resilient.

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