ABBREVIATIONS ETC A AC AETP AF AGR AIS AN ASME AWE B BATNEEC BAU Beldon Biomass generation BMS Bowser BS, BSEN

C C&I CAD CAPEX Castell CB CCGT CCS CDM CDM CEGB CER CHP CN CoP COSHH CT CVT D D&ES DC DG DNO DP Ducter Alternating current, sometimes anti condensation or air conditioning Active Effluent Treatment Plant Air forced – fans Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor Air insulated switchgear Air natural American Society of Mechanical Engineers (sometimes used for specifying pipework) Atomic Weapons Establishment Best Available Technology Not Entailing Excessive Cost Business As Usual Trade name for signal cables Non fossil fuel, usually plant or animal matter used for fuel in Business Management System Mobile tank, generally used for storing diesel on site British Standard, British Standard European Normalised Control and instrumentation Computer aided design (commonly AutoCAD or Microstation) Capital Expenditure Trade name for mechanical interlock keys, other common type is Fortress Circuit breaker (OCB oil circuit breaker, ACB air circuit breaker, VCB vacuum circuit breaker) Combined cycle gas turbine Carbon Capture and Storage Construction, Design and Management Regulations Clean Development Mechanism (Kyoto Protocol) Central Electricity Generating Board (now National Grid) Certified Emission Reductions Combined heat and power (generating plant) Central Networks (one of the DNOs) Code of practice (sometimes CP) Control of substances harmful to health Current transformer Combined current/voltage transformer Design and Engineering Solutions Direct current Distributed Generation Distribution Network Operator (was Electricity Board, or Regional Electricity Company, REC) Double pole or differential pressure Trade name for electrical test equipment

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E EIAD EHV EMC EMS EN ENA EPR ERIC ESP Ex

Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning Extra high voltage (generally 132kV and above) Electro magnetic compatibility (sometimes interference) Environmental Management System European Standard Energy Networks Association Ethylene-Propyethylene Eliminate, Reduce, Information and Control Electrostatic Precipitator Rating of special electrical equipment for hazardous zones. Example, Exe, Exd. Selection depends on local conditions.

F FAW First Aid at Work FLA Four Letter Acronym Fluke Trade name for electrical test equipment Foul water Sewage contaminated water Form 4 (or similar) Construction of switchgear, in particular internal compartments allowing access to one compartment with adjacent compartments still live. G G59, G75, G83 Standard for connecting generators to the network (medium scale, power stations, small scale respectively) GIS Gas Insulated Switchgear (indoor, high voltage) GRP Glass reinforced plastic, often used for equipment cabinets. GSU Generator Step Up H Halon problems HFO HH HSE HV HVAC I IDMT IEC IEEE IP IPPC ISO ITT K Kevlar KPI L LCC Gas used for fire extinguishers, now not used due to toxicity Heavy Fuel Oil High high, used for second stage high alarms Health and Safety Executive High voltage (over 1KV ac). Note MV (medium voltage) is sometimes used, but this is out of date terminology Heating ventilation and air conditioning Inverse definite minimum time (type of protection relay) International Electrotechnical Commission Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Ingress protection, rating of protection against solid objects and moisture, lowest 0 no protection; highest 8 maximum protection Initiative of Pollution Prevention and Control International Standards Organisation Invitation To Tender Artificial fibre with very high tensile strength, may be used for packing of reinforcing enclosures Key performance indicator Local control cabinet (or cubicle)

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LL LLW LNG LoA LSF LVAC

Low low, used for second stage low alarms Low Level Waste Liquefied Natural Gas Limitation of access (written instruction) Low smoke and fume (cable insulation) Low voltage alternating current

M MCB Miniature circuit breaker MCCB Moulded case circuit breaker Metal enclosed, metal clad Types of construction of switchgear MEWP Mobile elevated work platform Mig, Tig Methods for welding non ferrous metals and stainless steel Midel Special non flammable transformer oil (trade name) N N/C NDA NER NGR NiCAD NGTS NLTC N/O O O&M OC&EF OF Ofgem OLTC ONAN ONAF OPEX P PAT PID Planté PLGCC PMED PPE PQQ PSR PTW PWR R Rebar REC REF RIDDOR RF RFS Normally Closed Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Neutral earthing resistor (can be liquid filled or dry) Neutral Ground Resistor (USA term) Nickel Cadmium, rechargeable batteries National Grid Technical Specification No Load Tap Change (aka Off Load Tap Change) Normally Open Operations and Maintenance Over current and earth fault (protection) Oil forced - pumps The regulator for electricity supply and distribution On Load Tap Change Oil Natural Air Natural Oil Natural Air Forced Operation Expenditure Portable appliance test Piping and instrumentation diagram Lead acid battery, unsealed (not often used, sealed type is now more common). These can be dangerous; they emit hydrogen during the charging process. Pipeline Gas Compression Portable maintenance earthing device Personal protective equipment Pre Qualification Questionnaire Project Summary Report Permit to work (written instruction) Pressurised Water Reactor Reinforcing bar inserted in concrete, generally steel bar or mesh See DNO Restricted earth fault Reporting of injuries, disease or dangerous occurrence regulations Radio frequency Request For Service

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ROCOF ROEP ROI RTU S SAC SAP SBEF Scaftag SCOF SCR SF6 SFT SGT SHE SLD SME’s SPA SSSI T T&D T&S TBM TBS TGN TLA TP&N TPS TSA V VT W WEE WF WN X XLPE

Rate of change of frequency – Type of protection for generators Rise of earth potential Return on Investment Remote Terminal Unit Special Area for Conservation Senior authorised person Standby earth fault A label fixed to scaffolding giving the date it was last inspected Self-contained oil-filled Short Circuit Ratio Sulphur Hexafluoride (insulating gas) Sanction for test (written instruction) Supergrid Transformer Safety, Health and Environmental Issues Single line diagram Small and Medium Enterprises Special Protection Area Site of Specific Scientific Interest Transmission and distribution Touch and step (potential) Tunnel boring machine Temporary builders supply (electrical site power) Technical guidance note (National Grid) Three Letter Acronym Three phase and neutral Transmission plant specification (National Grid) The Strategic Alliance Voltage transformer Waste electrical equipment directive Water forced Water natural Cross linked polyethylene (cable insulation)

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