Ch 12/13 PV

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Ch 12/13 PV
2012-07-19 18:50:12
12 13 PV

Ch 12/13 PV
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  1. Distributed Generation
    A system in which many smaller power-generating systems create electrical power near the point of consumption
  2. Synchronizing
    The process of connecting a generator to an energized electrical system
  3. Islanding
    The undesirable condition where a distributed-generation power source, such as a PV system, continues to transfer power to the utility grid during a utility outage
  4. Point of Connection
    The location at which an interactive distributed-generation system makes its interconnection with the electric utility system
  5. Qualifying Facility (QF)
    A non-utility large-scale power producer that meets the technical and procedural requirements for interconnection to the utility system
  6. Avoided Cost
    The cost that a utility would normally incur to generate a given amount of power, often synonymous with the wholesale market value of electricity
  7. Qualifying-Facility Agreement
    A contract between a utility and a qualifying facility that establishes the terms and conditions for interconnection and the rates or tariffs that apply
  8. Interconnection Agreement
    A contract between a distributed power producer and an electric utility that establishes the terms and conditions for the interconnection
  9. Building Code
    A set of regulations that prescribes the materials, standards, and methods to be used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings and other structures
  10. Model Building Code
    A building code that is developed and revised by a standards organization independently of the adopting jurisdiction
  11. Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
    An organization, office, or individual designated by local government with legal powers to administer, interpret, and enforce building codes
  12. Plans Examiner
    A local official qualified to review construction plans and documentation for compliance with applicable codes and standards
  13. Electrical Inspector
    Local official qualified to evaluate electrical installations in the field for compliance with applicable codes and standards
  14. Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)
    An OSHA-recognized, accredited safety testing organization that certifies equipment or materials to meet applicable standards
  15. Listing
    The process used by an NTRL for certifying that equipment or materials meet applicable standards
  16. Qualified Person
    A person with skills and knowledge of the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and is trained in the safety hazards involved
  17. Construction Bond
    A contract in which a surety company assures that a contractor will complete their work in accordance with contracting laws
  18. Permit
    Is permission from the AHJ that authorizes construction work to begin and establishes the inspection requirements, but does not represent an approval of compliance with codes and standards
  19. Plans Review
    An evaluation of system-design documentation as part of the permitting process
  20. Dedicated Space
    The clear space reserved around electrical equipment for the existing equipment and potential future additions
  21. Working Space
    The clear space reserved around electrical equipment so that workers can inspect, operate, and maintain the equipment safely and efficiently