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  • Waste-to-Energy : This is a technology that uses refuse to generate electricity. In mass burn plants, untreated waste is burned to produce steam, which is used to drive a steam turbine generator. In refuse-derived fuel plants, refuse is pre-treated, partially to enhance its energy content prior to burning.
  • Watt : The electric unit of power or rate of doing work. One horsepower is equivalent to approximately 746 watts.
  • Watt-Hour : One watt of power expended for one hour.
  • Western systems Coordinating Council (WSCC) : One of the ten regional reliability councils that make up the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC).
  • Wheeling : The use of the transmission facilities of one system to transmit power for another system.
  • Wholesale Bulk Power : Very large electric sales for resale from generation sources to wholesale market participants and electricity marketers and brokers.
  • Wholesale Competition : A system whereby a distributor of power would have the option to buy its power from a variety of power producers, and the power producers would be able to compete to sell their power to a variety of distribution companies.
  • Wholesale Power Market : The purchase and sale of electricity from generators to resellers (who sell to retail customers) along with the ancillary services needed to maintain reliability and power quality at the transmission level.
  • Wholesale Transition : The sale of electric power from an entity that generates electricity to a utility or other electric distribution system through a utility's transmission lines.
  • Wholesale Transmission Services : The transmission of electric energy sod, or to be sold, at wholesale in interstate commerce.
  • Wind Energy Conversion : A process that uses energy from the wind and converts it into mechanical energy and then electricity.
  • Winter Peak : The greatest load on an electric system during any prescribed demand interval in the winter season or months.
  • Wires Charge : A broad term which refers to charges levied on power suppliers or their customers for the use of the transmission or distribution wires.

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