(A - E) (F - J) (K - O) (P - T) (U - Z)

  • Native Load Customers : Wholesale and retail customers that the transmission provider constructs and operates a system to provide electric needs.
  • Net Capability : Maximum load carrying ability of the equipment, excluding station use.
  • Net Generation : Gross generation minus plant use.
  • Net Generation : Gross generation minus the energy consumed at the generating station for its use.
  • Network : A system of transmission and distribution lines cross-connected and operated to permit multiple power supply to any principal point on it. A network is usually installed in urban areas. It makes it possible to restore power quickly to customers by switching them to another circuit.
  • Network Customers : Customers receiving service under the terms of the Transmission Provider's Network Integration Tariff.
  • Network Integration Transmission Service : A service that allows the customer to integrate, plan, dispatch, and regulate its Network Resources.
  • Network Load : Designated load of a transmission customer.
  • New England Power Exchange (NEPEX) : This is the operating arm of the New England Power Pool.
  • New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) : A regional consortium of 98 utilities who coordinate, monitor and direct the operations of major generation and transmission facilities in New England.
  • Non-basic Service : Any category of service not related to basic services (generation, transmission, distribution and transition charges).
  • Non-bypassable Wires Charge : A charge generally placed on distribution services to recover utility costs incurred as a result of restructuring (stranded costs - usually associated with generation facilities and services) and not recoverable in other ways.
  • Non-Firm Power : Power supplied or available under terms with limited or no assured availability.
  • Non-Firm Transmission Service : Point-to-point service reserved and/or scheduled on an as-available basis.
  • Non-jurisdictional : Utilities, ratepayers and regulators (and impacts on those parties) other than state-regulated utilities, regulators and ratepayers in a jurisdiction considering restructuring. Examples include utilities in adjacent state and non-state regulated, publicly owned utilities within restructuring states.
  • Non-utility Generator : Independent power producers, exempt wholesale generators and other companies in the power generation business that have been exempted from traditional utility regulation.
  • Noncoincidental Peak Load : The sum of two or more peak loads on individual systems, not occurring in the same time period.
  • Nonutility Power Producer : A legal entity that owns electric generating capacity, but it not an electric utility.
  • North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) : Council formed by electric utility industry in 1968 to promote the reliability and adequacy of bulk power supply in utility systems of North America. NERC consists of ten regional reliability councils: Alaskan System Coordination Council (ASCC); East Central Area Reliability Coordination Agreement (ECAR); Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT); Mid-America Interconnected Network (MAIN); Mid-Atlantic Area Council (MAAC); Mid-Continent Area Power Pool (MAPP); Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC); Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC); Southwest Power Pool (SPP); Western systems Coordinating Council (WSCC).
  • North/South : Technology factors are provided for North and South because some equipment and technologies are temperature sensitive. A North designation generally represents a utility that experiences cold winters and has average annual heating degree days of at least 5,000 (based on a 65 degree base). A South designation has relatively mild winters but a significant saturation of air conditioning. This geographical designation is very general, but it is intended to separate out areas that are warmer than others.
  • Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC) : One of the ten regional reliability councils that make up the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC).
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking : A designation used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for some of its dockets.
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission : This is the federal agency responsible for the licensing of nuclear facilities. They oversee these facilities and make sure regulations and standards are followed.

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