Electricity Industry – Acronyms & Terms Explained

Within the Electricity Industry, there are many terms, phrases and acronyms which are used.

To assist current and future customers, Eclipse Power have explained some of these terms in the Glossary below which you may find useful.

For further information, please contact us.

TermExplanation
Adoption Value
The value paid to an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) or Developer for a Network that will be adopted be Eclipse Power Networks
AV
Adoption Value
Asset Value
The value assigned to an adopted Network
AVC
Asset Value Contribution
BMoCS
Broad Measure of Customer Service (OFGEM measurement of DNO / IDNO customer service
BSC
Balancing and Settlement Code
BNO
Building Network Operator
CiC
Competition in Connection
CRM
Customer Relationship Management System
DCUSA
Distribution Connection and Use of System Arrangement
Developer
Building developer of housing, commercial and generation developments
DMS
Document Management System
DNO
Distribution Network Operator
DTC
Data Transfer Catalogue
DTN
Data Transfer Network
DUoS
Distribution Use of System Charge
EDCM
Extra High Voltage Distribution Charging Methodology
EHV
Extra High Voltage
ENO
Exempt Network Operator – as defined in Electricity (Class exemptions from the requirement for a license) order 2001; a network operator distributing less than 2.5MW or generating less than 10MW
EPN
Eclipse Power Networks
EV
Electric Vehicle
GIS
Geographic Information System
GS
Guaranteed Standards
HASWA
Health & Safety at Work Act
HAUC
Highways Authorities and Utilities Committee
NHSAC
National Health & Safety Advisory Committee
HiDEF
Highly Distributed Energy Futures
HSE
Health & Safety Executive
HV
High Voltage
I&C
Industrial and Commercial
IDNO
Independent Distribution Network Operator
ICP(s)
Independent Connection Provider(s)
LDNO
Local Distribution Network Operator
LLF’s
Line Loss Factors
LV
Low Voltage
MOP
Meter Operator – an appointed agent approved for installing and maintaining electricity metering equipment
MPAN
Metering Point Administration Number (Electricity)
MPAS
Metering Point Administration System
NaFIRS®
National Fault and Interruption Reporting Scheme
NERS
National Electricity Registration Scheme
Network Assets
Cables, structures, substation buildings, switchgear, easements and wayleaves
NG
National Grid
OFGEM
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets:
The regulator for Britain’s gas and electricity industries whose priority is to make a positive difference for consumers.
They regulate the companies that operate the pipes and wires that transport gas and electricity across the country into homes or businesses, by overseeing the energy market, setting obligations about how energy suppliers act and promoting competition as appropriate.
These obligations are designed to make sure that investment needed in pipes and wires that transport energy happens on time and is delivered at the most efficient cost to consumers.
POC
Point of Connection
STOR
Short Term Operating Reserve – A service for the provision of additional active power from generation and/or demand reduction
UOS
Use of System Charges