Glossary

Some useful organisations, terms, acronyms and abbreviations found in the energy network industries.

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ACAM Angle Constraint Active Management 
ACCC 
Aluminium Carbon Core Conductor
ACER Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers
ADBA 
Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association
ADR Automated Demand Response
AFLM Active Fault Level Management
ALARP As Low As Reasonably Practicable 
ANM Active Network Management
APPG All Party Parliamentary Group
ARC Accelerating Renewable Connections 
ARM Asset Risk Management
AURA NMS Autonomous Regional Active Network Management System

BAU Business As Usual
BEAMA British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association
BIS
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
BRE Building Research Establishment
BRISTOL Buildings, Renewables and Integrated Storage, with Tariffs to Overcome network Limitations
BT 21C BT’s 21st Century Network 
BWEA British Wind Energy Association

C2C Capacity to Customers
CAP Cable and Accessories Panel
CAPEX Capital Expenditure
CBRM Condition Based Risk Management
CCS
Carbon Capture and Storage
CCSG
Communication Cable Safety Group
CDCM
Common Distribution Charging Methodology
CEER Council of European Energy Regulators
CHP Combined Heat and Power
CHPA Combined Heat and Power Association
CI Customer Interruptions
CIGRE
International Council on Large Electric Systems
CIRED
Congrès International des Réseaux Electriques de Distribution
CLA Country Land & Business Association
CLASS Customer Load Activated System Services
CLNR Customer Led Network Revolution
CML Customer Minutes Lost
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CO Carbon Monoxide
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
COG Commercial Operations Group
CORD Central Oil Reprocessing Depot
CPR Collapse Prediction Relay
CREST Center for Renewable Energy Systems Technology
CRMS Control Room Management System
CS5 Standing Panel CS5 – Optical Fibres
CT Current Transformer

DBIS see BIS 
DCode
Distribution Code of Great Britain
DCMF
Distribution Charging Methodologies Forum
DCMF MIG DCMF Methodologies Issues Group
DCRP Distribution Code Review Panel
DCUSA Distribution Connections and Use of Sysytem Agreement
DDMS
Domestic Demand Management Solutions 
DDSM
Domestic Demand Side Management
DECC
Department of Energy and Climate Change
DEFRA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DER 
Distributed Energy Resources
DfT
Department for Transport
DG Distributed Generation
DLR Dynamic Line Rating
DNO
Distribution Network Operator
DPCR5
Distribution Price Control Review 5 (Electricity 2010-2015)
DIN Dangerous Incident Notification
DSO
Distribution System Operator
DSS Distributed/ Distribution Sub Stations
D-SVC Static VAR Compensator
DTR Dynamic Thermal Rating
DUoS
Distribution Use of System Charges
D-VCQ Voltage and Reactive Power Control System
DWG Distribution Working Group

E3C Energy Emergencies Executive Committee
EA
Environment Agency
Easee-Gas
European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange
EDCM
Common EHV Distribution Charging Methodologies
EDS Engineering Design Standards
EEGI European Electricity Grid Initiative
EHN
Electrification and Heat Networks
EHV
Extra High Voltage
EIC
Energy Industries Council
EITC
Energy Industry Telecommunications Committee
EMC
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
EMFs
Electric and Magnetic Fields
ENA
Energy Networks Association
ENFG Electricity Networks and Futures Group
ENSCG 
Energy Networks Strategic Communications Group
ENSG
Electricity Networks Strategy Group
ENTSO-E
European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity
ENTSOG
European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas
EPMF 
Emergency Planning Managers’ Forum
EPRI Electrical Power Research Institute
EPSRC
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
ER
Engineering Recommendations
ERA
Energy Retail Association
ERGEG
European Regulators’ Group for Electricity and Gas
ERS Energy Restoration System
ESC
Electrical Safety Council
ESO Energy Storage Operator
ESR Electricity Supply Research
ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute
ESS Energy Storage System
EST
Energy Saving Trust
ESQCR
Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations
ETI Energy Technologies Institute
ETON Electronic Transfer of Notices system
ETR Engineering Technical Reports
ETUG Energy Telecommunications User Group
ETWG
Embedded Transmission Working Group
EU
European Union
EUA
Energy and Utilities Alliance
EURELECTRIC
The Union of the Electricity Industry in Europe
EV(s) Electric Vehicle(s)

FCP Forward Cost Pricing
FFC
Fluid-filled Cable
FIT Feed in Tariff
FOE Friends of the Earth
FPI 
Fault Passage Indicator
FPP Flexible Plug and Play
FUW
Farmers Union of Wales

Gas Safe Register The gas safety watchdog that all gas engineers must sign up to
GB Great Britain
GDN
Gas Distribution Networks
GDPCR Gas Distribution Price Control Review
GEODE The European Group of Energy Distribution Companies & Organisations
GIGG Gas Innovation Governance Group
GIS 
Geographic Information System
GISG Gas Industry Safety Group
GPG
Good Practice Guide
GS Guaranteed Standards
GSP(s) Grid Supply Point(s)
GST
Gas Safety Trust
GT
Gas Transporter
GW
Gigawatts

HASWA Health & Safety at Work Act
HAUC 
Highways Authorities and Utilities Committee
HESAC
 National Health & Safety Advisory Committee
HGV Heavy Goods Vehicle
HiDEF Highly Distributed Energy Futures
HSE
Health & Safety Executive
HV High Voltage 

ICT Information Communication and Technology
IDNO
Independent Distribution Network Operator
IEA International Energy Agency
IEDs 
Intelligent Electronic Devices
IET Institution of Engineering & Technology
IFI Innovation Funding Incentive
IFI/SD Innovation Funding Incentive for Sustainable Development scheme
IFU Intelligent Fuse Unit
IGEM Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers
IGT
 Independent Gas Transporter
IIS Internet Information Services
ILU Intelligent Link Unit
IPSA Interactive Power System Analysis
IPSIOE
Internet Protocol Solutions in Operational Environments
IPU Infrastructure Planning Unit
ISG
Structure of Charges Implementation & Steering Group
IT
Information Technology
ITCG Industry Technical Codes Group

JRC Joint Radio Company

KTP Knowledge Transfer Partnership

LCNF Low Carbon Networks Fund
LCTP Low Carbon Transition Plan
LCT(s) Low Carbon Technologie(s)
LENS Long term Electricity Network Scenarios
LI Load Index
LNG
Liquefied Natural Gas
LPS Lerwick Power Station
LRIC Long Run Incremental Costing methodology
LS
Licence Standards
LTDS Long Term Development Statement
LV
Low Voltage 

MCS Microgeneration Certification Scheme
MIPU 
Major Infrastructure Planning Unit
MPAN
Metering Point Administration Number (electricity)
MPRN Meter Point Registration Number (gas)

NaFIRS® National Fault and Interruption Reporting Scheme
NEDeR National Equipment Defect Report
NEDeRS® National Equipment Defect Reporting System
NFU National Farmers Union
NG National Grid
NGN
Next Generation Networks (BT’s next generation network programme)
NIA Network Innovation Allowance
NIAER Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation
NIC
Network Innovation Competition
NINES 
Northern Isles New Energy Solutions
NJUG
National Joint Utilities Working Group
NSIP 
Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects
NToC
National Terms of Connection
NTS
National Transmission System
NUAG National Underground Assets Group

Ofgem Office of Gas & Electricity Markets: The regulator for Britain’s gas and electricity industries
OFT Office of Fair Trading
Ofcom Office of Communications: The regulator for Britain's telecommunications industries
Ofwat Regulator for the water and sewerage industry in England and Wales
OHAG Occupational Health Advisory Group
OHC
Occupational Health Committee
OHL(s) Overhead Line(s)
OLTC On Load Tap Changer
OTEG Offshore Transmission Experts Group

P3SG Power Sector Strategic Skills Group
PAP
Protection Assessment Panel
PBZ Paclobutrazol (Vegatation Management)
PD Partial Discharge
PCG Price Control Group
PCS Power Conversion Systems
PLC Power Line Communications
PLC Power Line Carrier (Using power cables to transmit data)
PLCF
Power Line Communications Forum
PLT(s_ Power Line Technologies)
PMR Private Mobile Radio
PMU Phasor Measurement Unit
PNDC Power Networks Demonstration Center
PNRA Power Networks Research Academy
PODs Power Outage Devices
PRASEG Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group
PSS Power Systems Simulator
PV Photovoltaic (Solar Electricity)

Rapporteur The MEP responsible for drafting a particular European Parliament report, subject to amendments by other MEPs
RCUK Research Councils UK
R&D Research & Development
REA Renewable Energy Association
REAL
Renewable Energy Assurance Listed
RES Renewable Energy Sources
RES&DG Network of Experts Renewable Energy Sources & Distributed Generation working group
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RHI Renewable Heat Incentive
RIG
Regulatory Instructions and Guidance
RIIO
Calculation for network operators' revenue (Revenue = Innovation + Incentives + Outputs)
RoCoF Rate of Change of Frequency
ROEP
Rise of Earth Potential
RPZ Registered Power Zones
[email protected] Calculation no longer used for assessing network operators' revenue (see RIIO for new formula)
RTDS Real Time Digital Simulator
RTS Radio Teleswitch
RTU(s) Remote Terminal Unit(s)

SAGE Stakeholder Advisory Group on EMFs
SALVO  Strategic Asset Lifecycle and Value Optimisation
SAP Switchgear Assessment Panel - provides an independent assessment of switchgear, disconnectors, voltage and current transformers against the requirements of national and international standards and directives
SBGI Society of British Gas Industries
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCG
Strategic Communications Group
SEPA Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
SF6 Sulfur Hexafluoride
SFLC Superconducting Fault Current Limiter 
SHE Safety, Health & Environment
SIM Scenario Investment Model
SMEs Small and Medium sized Enterprises
SMT Synchronized Measurement Technology
SMMT Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
SNS Smarter Network Storage
SOP
Suspension of Operational Practice or Standard of Performance
SPARC Scottish Power Advanced Research Center
SSEG Small Scale Embedded Generation
SSR Sub Synchronous Resonance
STOR Short Term Operating Reserves
STP Strategic Technology Partnership

TAF Trade Association Forum
TAO
Transmission Asset Owner
TGR Tree Growth Regulator
TPCR Transmission Price Control Review
TRL Technology Readiness Level
TSB Technology Strategy Board
TS Technical Specifications
TSO
Transmission System Operator 
TVV Thames Valley Vision

UKOPA United Kingdom Onshore Pipeline Operators' Association

VOC Volatile Organic Compound

WACC Weighted Average Costs of Capital
WEEA World Energy Efficiency Association
WAMPAC 
Wide Area Monitoring Protection and Control
WHO
World Health Organisation