Glossary of Terms


If you can't find the term you're looking for in this Glossary, try checking the definitions sections in the following documents:


  • CAISO Master Definition File
    • Download "Appendix A - Master Definition Supplement."
  • Wholesale Distribution Glossary of Terms
    • In the "Access Related Resources" section, select "Download Glossary of Terms."
  • Electric Rule 21 Glossary (PDF, 7.5 MB)
    • Once this document is open, scroll down to Section C titled "Definitions" for a full list of Rule 21 generator interconnection terms and definitions.
  • California Energy Commission (CEC) Guidebook
    • On the CEC website, scroll down to the section "RPS Guidebook" and expand the section using the plus sign next to it.
    • Use the link this drop down section to access the latest RPS Guidebook.
    • If there are any issues with this link and accessing the guidebook, submit this problem to the CEC web master for resolution using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.