Technical Definitions you Need to Know

 

A, Amp or Ampere The measure of Electrical Current
AC Alternating Current
AEMC Australian Energy Market Commission (responsible for development of the NER)
AEMO – Australian Energy Market Operator Operator responsible for the operation of the National Electricity Market on the east coast of Australia
AER Australian Energy Regulator (responsible for the regulation of the NEM)
AS4777 Australian Standard for the grid connection of energy systems via inverters
ASP3 Accredited Service Provider Level 3 designer (specific to NSW)
CISA Connection Investigation Services Agreement (specific to Essential Energy)
DC Direct Current
DLF Distribution Loss Factor A factor around 1 that indicates the losses associated with the operation of a generator or load at a particular connection point on the distribution network
DNSP Distribution Network Service Provider (Aka Supply Authority)
DUoS Distribution Use of System – fees paid to a DNSP for the use of their network
Embedded Generator: An embedded generator is an electricity generator that is connected to the local electricity distribution network rather than the (higher voltage) transmission network. This definition includes all types of connected generation, including co-generators and renewables.
IMOWA Independent Market Operator of Western Australia (responsible for the WEM Rules and operation of the WEM)
kVA or kiloVoltAmp The measure of Total Power
kVAr or kiloVoltAmpReactive The measure of Reactive Power
kW or kiloWatt The measure of Real Power
kWh or kiloWattHour A measure of the energy generated by the system
MLF Marginal Loss Factor A factor around 1 that indicates the losses associated with the operation of a generator or load at a particular connection point on the transmission network.
NECF National Energy Customer Framework
NEM National Electricity Market The electricity market that includes QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, ACT and TAS
NER National Electricity Rules (applying in the NEM)
NSP Network Service Provider
Power Factor The ratio of Reactive and Real power in a system
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SWIS South-West Interconnected System The network located in southern Western Australia
TNSP Transmission Network Service Provider
TUoS Transmission Use of System Fees paid to a TNSP for the use of their network
V or kV Volt or kiloVolt The measure of Electrical Potential
WEM Wholesale Electricity Market (in Western Australia)

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