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Glossary of Energy Terms

For definitions of terms found on your Gateway Power Services bill, please click here.

Budget Billing

BTU (British Thermal Unit)

Ccf (One hundred cubic feet)

Competitive Power/Energy Suppliers

Consumer Contract (PA)

Cooling Season

Cubic Feet

Cubic Metre* (m3)

Customer

Customer Disclosure Statement (NY)

Decatherm (Dth)

Delivery

Delivery Charge

Deregulation

Distribution

Dual-Fuel

Electric Distribution Company (EDC)

ESCO (Energy Service Company)

Firm Service

Generation

Gigajoule (GJ)

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)

Heating Season

Interruptible Service

Kilowatt

Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

LDC (Local Distribution Company)

Line Loss

Mcf

Monopoly

NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange)

POLR (Provider of Last Resort)

Rate Class

Retail Electric Provider (REP)

State Commissions

Supply

Tariff

Therm

TPV (Third-Party Verification)

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