Industry Acronyms

ACSI American Customer Satisfaction Index
ADMS Advanced Distribution Management System
AGC Automatic Generation Control
AMI Advanced Metering Infrastructure
AMR Automatic Meter Reading
ANSI American National Standards Institute
API Application Programming Interface
APPA American Public Power Association
AVL Automatic Vehicle Location
CAD Computer-Aided Design
CFC Cooperative Finance Corporation
CIP Capital Improvement Project
CIS Customer Information System
DA Distribution Automation
DBS Direct Broadcast Satellite
DLL Dynamically Linked Library
DMS Distribution Management System
DNP Distributed Network Protocol
DR Demand Response
DVR Dynamic Voltage Regulation
EDR Event Data Recording
EMS Energy Management Systems
EPA Environmental Protection Act
FDIR Fault Detection, Isolation & Restoration
FDR Fault Data Recorder
FLISR Fault Location, Isolation, and Service Restoration
GIS Geographic Information System
GPS Global Positioning System
GUI Graphical User Interface
HMI Human Machine Interface
ICCP Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IED Intelligent Electronic Device
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IP Internet Protocol
IPTV Internet Protocol Television
IVR Interactive Voice Response
KVA Kilovolt-Ampere
MUNI Municipality
NBS National Bureau of Standards
NDA Network Database Access
NEC National Electrical Code
NERC North American Electric Reliability Council
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NRECA National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
NREPA National Resource and Environmental Protection Act
NRTC National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
ODBC Open Database Connectivity
OFR Optimal Feeder Reconfiguration
OLE Object Linking and Embedding
OMS Outage Management System
OPC Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control
OSI Open Systems International
OTS Operator Training Simulator
PUD Public Utility District
REA Rural Electrification Administration
RTB Rural Telephone Bank
RTU Remote Terminal Unit
RUS Rural Utilities Service
SA Substation Automation
SBO Select Before Operate
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCS System Configuration Status
SMS Short Message Service
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SVG Scalable Vector Graphics
TAP Telelocator Alphanumeric Protocol
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
ULTC Under-Load Tap Changers
VA Volt-Ampere
VAR Volt-Ampere-Reactive Unit
VVC Volt/Var Control
XML Extensible Markup Language