Acronyms

ALAdvice Letter, a regulatory process to change a provision of the utility tariff
ALJAdministrative Law Judge, assigned to a CPUC or FERC proceeding
APPRAppropriations (Senate and Assembly Committees)
ARBAir Resources Board (California)
B&FBanking & Finance (Assembly Committee)
B & FRBudget and Fiscal Review (Senate Committee)
BF & IBanking, Finance, and Insurance (Senate Committee)
BP & CPBusiness, Professions and Consumer Protection (Assembly Committee)
BP&EDBusiness, Professions and Economic Development (Senate Committee)
BACTBest Available Control Technology
BP&EDBusiness Professions and Economic Development (Senate Committee)
CAEATFACalifornia Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
CAISOCalifornia Independent System Operator
CARClimate Action Reserve
CARBCalifornia Air Resources Board
CCACommunity Choice Aggregator
CCGTCombined Cycle Gas Turbine
CCSECalifornia Center for Sustainable Energy (Formerly San Diego Regional Energy Office)
CECCalifornia Energy Commission
CEQACalifornia Environmental Quality Act
CHPCombined Heat & Power
CLECACalifornia Large Energy Consumers Association
CO2ECarbon dioxide equivalent (equivalent global warming potential)
COGCalifornia Onsite Generation (this publication)
CPUCCalifornia Public Utilities Commission
CRSCustomer Responsibility Surcharge (exit fee)
CRTClimate Reserve Tonnes
CSICalifornia Solar Initiative
DERDistributed Energy Resources
DGDistributed Generation
DOEDepartment of Energy (Federal)
DRDemand Response
DRADivision of Ratepayer Advocates (formerly ORA), representing small consumers
DRPDemand Response Provider
EDEducation (Senate and Assembly Committees)
EPUCEnergy Producers and Users Coalition
EQEnvironmental Quality (Senate Committee)
ER&CAElections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments (Senate Committee)
ES&TMEnvironmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Assembly Committee)
ESPEnergy Service Provider
EU&CEnergy, Utilities and Communications (Senate
Committee)
F & AFood and Agriculture (Senate Committee)
FERCFederal Energy Regulatory Commission
GHGGreenhouse Gases
Gov&FGovernance and Finance (Senate Committee)
GWPGlobal Warming Potential
HEALTHHealth (Senate Committee)
IOUInvestor Owned Utility
ISO(California) Independent System Operator
JED & EJobs, Economic Development, and the Economy (Assembly Committee)
L&ELabor and Employment (Assembly Committee)
L&IRLabor and Industrial Relations (Senate Committee)
LGOVLocal Government (Senate and Assembly Committees)
LSELoad Serving Entity, any entity that provides retail electricity service.
MDLMunicipal Departing Load
MPRMarket Price Referent
NatResNatural Resources (Assembly Committee)
NEMNet Energy Metering
NR & WNatural Resources and Water (Senate Committee)
NRELNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
OIROrder Instituting Rulemaking
PBIPerformance Based Incentive
PDProposed Decision
PGCPublic Goods Charge
PIERPublic Interest Energy Research program implemented by CEC
PPAPower Purchase Agreement
PUCPublic Utilities Commission (California)
PURPAPublic Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978
QFQualifying Facility under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA)
RECRenewable Energy Credit
Rev&TaxRevenue and Taxation (Senate and Assembly Committees)
RFORequest for Offer
RLSRules (Senate and Assembly Committees)
RPSRenewable Portfolio Standard
SGIPSelf Generation Incentive Program
SRACPayment by CA IOUs to QFs, based on short run avoided cost
T & HTransportation and Housing (Senate Committee)
TCRThe Climate Registry
TRECTradable Renewable Energy Credit
U&CUtilities and Commerce (Assembly Committee)
WCIWestern Climate Initiative
WP&WWater Parks and Wildlife (Assembly Committee)
WREGISWestern Region Energy Generation Information System