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Ancillary Services: All of the transmission and generation services necessary to support the transmission of capacity and energy from resources to loads while maintaining the reliable operation of the transmission provider's system in accordance with Good Utility Practices. Please refer to the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) southern NV and/or northern NV.

Average Annual Load of 1MW: This is equal to 8,760,000 kWh.

Bundled Service: The combination of all the services necessary (generation, transmission and distribution) to deliver reliable electric power to retail end-use customers. Please refer to NRS 704B.350.

Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP): The BCP combines the Attorney General's Utility Consumer's Advocate, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Unit, Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud Units, and the Antitrust and Securities Fraud Units' in order to better protect consumers. Please refer to the BCP website.

Capacity: Capacity can refer to either the amount of power a generating facility can provide during peak demand, or the total volume of electricity that can be transmitted across a power line. Please refer to NRS 704B.

Contiguous Property Requirement: A property owned by the same owner as stated in parcel maps filed in the County Assessor's Office - with the exception of a property that is bisected or cut by a public right-of-way. Any property that is bisected by a public right-of-way is not considered to be contiguous. Please refer to Distribution Tariff - Rule 01 for southern NV and/or northern NV.

Deferred Energy Balance: The balance of money spent by the Utility for fuel to generate electricity and to purchase power. Please refer to NRS 704B.

Distribution Service: The service of delivering energy at an acceptable level of electric voltage from transmission lines to individual customers. Please refer to NRS 704B.

Electric Energy: The amount of work accomplished by electrical power, usually measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). One kWh is 1,000 Watts.

Electric Utility: The local investor owned provider of both bundled and unbundled electric service (NV Energy). Please refer to NRS 704B.

Energy Provider: The supplier of electricity. Please refer to NRS 704B.130.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): An independent, five-member commission appointed by the President of the United States. Within the Department of Energy, the FERC is responsible for setting rates and charges for the transportation and sale of natural gas and electricity; licensing hydroelectric power projects; and establishing rates or charges for pipeline transportation of oil. Please refer to the FERC website.

Franchise Fee: A payment to a city or county government for the non-exclusive right to install and maintain equipment on the government's highway and street property (i.e. public right-of-way). Please refer to Distribution Tariff - Rule 01 for southern NV and/or northern NV.

Generation: The process of producing electricity. The amount of electric energy generated is expressed in watt-hours. Please refer to NRS 704. 965-990.

Government Entity: The provisions in NRS 704B define the eligible government entity requirements as a government entity providing educational or health care services.

Kilowatt (kW): The measurement of the rate at which electricity is used. A kilowatt is equal to 1,000 watts. Please refer to Distribution Tariff - Rule 01 for southern NV and/or northern NV.

Kilowatt-hour (kWh): A measure of electrical energy. The basic unit of electricity equal to one kilowatt of power steadily supplied to or taken from an electric circuit for one hour. The amount of electricity sold or consumed is measured in kilowatt-hours with one kilowatt-hour being 1,000 watt-hours. Please refer to Distribution Tariff - Rule 01 for southern NV and/or northern NV.

Load: The amount of electric power delivered or required at any specified point in a system. Load also refers to the amount of electricity required by a customer or a unit of equipment. When the term refers to the sum of the demands in an electric system, it is usually expressed in megawatts. Please refer to Distribution Tariff - Rule 01 for southern NV and/or northern NV.

Megawatt (MW): The measurement unit describing the generating capacity of power plants. One megawatt equals 1,000 kW.

Megawatt Hours (MWh): The basic unit of electricity equal to one megawatt of power steadily supplied to or taken from an electric circuit for one hour.

New Electric Resource: A source for electricity that is not owned or under contract to NV Energy. Please refer to NRS 704B.110.

PUC Mill Assessment: An annual Public Utilities Commission of Nevada assessment collected from all public utilities, providers of discretionary natural gas service and alternative sellers. Please refer to NRS 704.033. Point of Delivery: Where the customer's facilities connect with the electric Utility facilities. Typically, the point of delivery is the electric Utility owned meter. Please refer to NRS 704B and the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) see below.

Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN): The PUCN regulates investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities, telephone companies providing local service, and privately owned water and sewer companies in Nevada. Please refer to Distribution Tariff - Rule 01 for southern NV and/or northern NV.

Reliability: The ability of an energy provider to deliver uninterrupted electricity to its customers upon demand. Please refer to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.

Remote Terminal Unit (RTU): Equipment which collects and passes data from end-use customer's meters to the electric Utility in real time.

Renewable Energy Resources: Naturally occurring fuels capable of being replaced by ecological cycles. Hydropower, Bioenergy, Geothermal, Wind, and Solar are examples of renewable energy resources. Please refer to SB372.

Retail Open Access: The unbundling of the energy portion of electric service. Retail Open Access allows customers to contract with an alternative energy source for their electricity. However, transmission and distribution services will continue to be provided by your local Utility (NV Energy).

Scheduling Coordinator: A certified entity as per the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) that schedules energy and transmission services on the behalf of the eligible customer (Necessary to provide coordination between the energy supplier and transmission. This entity may be the same as the energy supplier). Please refer to the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) see below.

Time-of-Use Meters (TOU): An instrument that records an end-use customer's on-peak, off-peak, electricity consumption at a specific service delivery point. Refer to NRS 704B.140.

Transmission Provider: The provider of transmission service through which high voltage electric energy is moved from one point to another. Please refer to Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) see below:

Unbundled Service: Service that is broken up among the various components such functions like Generation, Transmission, and Distribution. These are the components of electric service for customers. Please refer to NRS 704B.