Power Industry Glossary & Resource Guide

This glossary is intended as a practical and easy-to-use guide to common terms used in the power industry. It can help newcomers learn terminology and help seasoned industry experts keep up-to-date. Definitions will appear as pop-ups if you hover your mouse over the glossary term. If you click the term, the glossary item opens in the webpage. We welcome your ideas and input. If you have ideas for new industry terms or would like to suggest an edit to an existing term, please use the contact form at the bottom of any glossary webpage.

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This glossary is intended as a practical and easy-to-use guide to terms used in the electric power industry. The definitions presented herein are generally-accepted industry descriptions. While we have made every effort to present current and accurate definitions, the glossary is not intended to supersede/replace the definitions of terms as they may be used by others in internal usage or in specific documents such as instruction books, application guides, agreements, or proposals. We reserve the right to make appropriate changes to this Glossary without notice.