Regulation-Legislation

OIR

Order Instituting Rulemaking (CPUC)

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

Total Resource Cost (TRC)

The TRC is a regulatory concept used to represent the total net costs of a resource decision. The TRC is used by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other regulatory jurisdictions as one of several benchmarks used to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of various programs, measures, and strategies.

Load Duration Curve (LDC)

A non-chronological, graphical summary of demand levels with corresponding time durations using a curve, which plots demand magnitude (power) on one axis and percent of time that the magnitude occurs on the other axis.

Nonattainment

An area that does not meet (or that contributes to ambient air quality in a nearby area that does not meet) the national primary or secondary ambient air quality standard for the pollutant established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act [as amended].  [Source: California Air Resources Board website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/inventory.htm] …

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