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Electricity in Economic Growth (1986)

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Suggested Citation:"Glossary." National Research Council. 1986. Electricity in Economic Growth. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/900.
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Suggested Citation:"Glossary." National Research Council. 1986. Electricity in Economic Growth. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/900.
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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

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

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This volume surveys the complex relationships between economic activity and electricity use, showing how trends in the growth of electricity demand may be affected by changes in the economy, and examining the connection between the use of electrotechnologies and productivity. With a mix of historical perspective, technical analysis, and synthesis of econometric findings, the book brings together a summary of the work of leading national experts.

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