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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities And Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 318. Rules Governing the Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification of the Effects of Utility-Sponsored Demand-Side Management Programs

20VAC5-318-20. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Average rate schedule usage" means an average calculated using all customers taking service under a rate schedule that are eligible to participate in a program or measure.

"Commission" means the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

"DSM" means demand-side management.

"Eligible customer" means a representative customer of the utility that is eligible by rate schedule or rate class to participate in a given program or measure and is capable of participating in that program or measure.

"EM&V" means evaluation, measurement, and verification.

"Emerging technologies" means technologies including automated measurement and verification software, advanced metering, building management systems, data analytics, and load monitoring systems.

"Free-ridership" means a program participant that would have implemented the program measure or practice in the absence of the program.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-585.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 8, eff. January 1, 2018.

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