705 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
BCFbillion cubic feet
BCPBlackstart Capability Plan
BESBulk electric system (Electricity transmission)
BfPBureau Fédéral du Plan (Belgium). (Has responsibilities over economic, social and environmental policy
BIABureau of Indian Affairs (US)
blBarrel
BLMBureau of Land Management of United States Department of the Interior
BLSBureau of Labor Statistics of United States Department of Labor
BOEBarrel of oil equivalent (international)
BPABonneville Power Administration (US)
BPLBroadband over power line
BPSBulk Power System (Electricity transmission)
BTLbuilding tightness limit (building tightness)
BTUBritish thermal unit(s)
BTXfrom BTX process, a mixture of benzene, toluene, and xylene (oil)
BuRecUnited States Bureau of Reclamation (government)
BWRBoiling water reactor (nuclear)
C&ICommercial and industrial customers (Electricity transmission)
CACarbon Abatement- increasing carbon neutrality
CAControl area (EU) – The portion of the generation and transmission system controlled by a single transmission system operator. (See also TSO).
CAAClean Air Act (US)
CAEMCenter for the Advancement of Energy Markets (US)
CAFECorporate Average Fuel Economy standards (US)
CAISOCalifornia Independent System Operator Corporation, a Regional Transmission Organization. (US)
CAPCapacity market programs
CARBCalifornia Air Resources Board
CBLCustomer Baseline Load
CBMCapacity Benefit Margin
CBOBConventional Gasoline Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending (Motor Gasoline Blending Component)
CCCombined cycle see also CCPP and CCGT
CCCombined cycle Gas turbine electricity generator
CCIPCentre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (New Zealand)
CCLIPConditional Credit Line for Investment Projects
CCPGColorado Coordinated Planning Group
CCPPCombined cycle power plant
CDContract Demand
CDDCooling degree day, a qualitative index used to reflect the demand for energy to cool a business
CDHcooling degree hours (climate)
CDMClean Development Mechanism
CEACountry Environmental Analysis
CECCalifornia Energy Commission
CECCommission for Environmental Cooperation
CECCouncil of the European Communities
CEECCentral and Eastern European Countries
CEPCountry Environmental Profile
CEPClean Energy Partnership, a joint hydrogen-project in Europe.
CEPIICentre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales Economics think tank
CEPSCentre for European Policy Studies
CEQCouncil on Environmental Quality
CERCertified Emission Reduction