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Energy Terms and Abbreviations
kwh - kilo watt-hour, an electrical unit equaling one kilowatt of power over one-hour.
KREWG - Kansas Renewable Energy Working Group, a group formed around 2002 to promote study and bring awareness to renewable energy issues in the State. It became obsolete and defunct by 2004 when the State Energy Resource Coordinating Council (later known as the Kansas Energy Council) was formed.
MISO - the Midwest Independent System Operator, the independent system operator of the electric transmission grid in the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
NETL - the National Energy Technology Laboratory, a research division of the U.S. Department of Energy based in Morgantown, W. Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pa. The focus of this lab has historically been heavy on fossil energy, including coal and carbon sequestration, though they do work in many areas of energy.
pv - photovoltaic, as in solar photovoltaic, materials that convert sunlight to electricity.
SERCC - State Energy Resources Coordination Council (of Kansas), a task force formed by Executive Order of Gov. Bill Graves in 2002 and continued under Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as the Kansas Energy Council. Provides annual recommendations to the Governor and State Legislature on legislation to improve energy production and decrease energy consumption.
SPP - the Southwest Power Pool, the independent system operator of the electric transmission grid in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and New Mexico.
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