CA Policies/Programs


Urban Water Management Plan

Water Cycle or Water Use Cycle

The movement of water from its source through to conveyance, treatment, distribution, end-use, discharge, re-treatment, re-use and ultimate discharge.

Water-Energy Nexus

The interdependencies among water and energy resources and infrastructure.


Water Loss Control

Ramp Time

The amount of time for a generation unit to reach a targeted level of production capacity.


In context of electricity: The capability of a generating unit to automatically respond to the CAISO’s four-second automatic generation control signal to adjust its output as may be needed to maintain system frequency  and reduce risks of outages. [Source: California Independent System Operator (CAISO), 2013 Flexible Capacity Procurement Requirements, p.9.]

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