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					                                         Appendix A
                                             Glossary
                                                for
                                            Fall 2002
               Request for Proposals (RFP)
                           for
                 Supply-Side Resources


                                  Entergy Services, Inc.




The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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                                                 GLOSSARY


“1x16 block energy” means energy that is available to be scheduled on a day-ahead basis for On-
Peak periods.

“5x16 block energy” means energy available for weekday On-Peak periods, excluding NERC
holidays.

“Actual Capacity Availability” means the maximum capacity actually available from the
generating resource.

“Actual Historical Operation” means the past performance record of the generating resource,
including but not limited to environmental/regulatory compliance, unit outages (forced and
scheduled), staffing and labor issues, and other capacity/energy commitments associated with the
generating resource.

“Affiliate” means, with respect to any specified Person, any other Person directly or indirectly
controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such specified
Person. For purposes of this definition, “control” (including, with correlative meanings, the
terms “controlling,” “controlled by” and “under common control with”), as used with respect to
any Person, shall mean the direct or indirect ownership or control of, or the possession, directly
or indirectly, of the power to vote, five percent (5%) or more of the outstanding voting securities
of such Person, or the possession , directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the
direction of the management or policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting
securities, by agreement or otherwise.

“Affiliate Rules and Codes of Conduct” means rules and regulations promulgated by federal,
state and local regulatory agencies to address interactions between a utility and its affiliates
engaged in competitive markets; settlement agreements between an Entergy Operating Company
and a regulatory agency to address such interactions; and Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission ordered standards of conduct to address interactions between ESI’s transmission
system and ESI’s wholesale merchant functions.

“AGC” or “Automatic Generation Control” means a generating resource under automatic
dispatch from the System control center.

“Annual Capacity Factor Requirements” means the amount of energy that must be scheduled by
the Buyer, expressed as a percentage of the total available energy, over a one-year period.

“Annual Plan Capacity Product” means either of Call Option Product (A) or On-Peak Block
Energy Product (B).

“Availability” means the number of hours that the specified Capacity of a generating resource is
actually available divided by the total hours in a set time period, usually a year.

“Availability Requirement” means the minimum required Availability of the generating
resource, measured on an hourly basis and regardless of whether or not dispatched.

The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“Base Load Generation Requirement” means the firm load level that exists for the System for at
least 85% of the annual hours (determined through load duration curve analysis).

“Bidder” means any person or entity, including a Group Bidder, that submits a proposal or
Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal in response to this RFP.

“Bidder's Conference” means the meeting intended to be held on October 16, 2002, as discussed
in Section 2.4 of the Fall 2002 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Supply-Side Resources.

 “Biomass” means, under the Energy Security Act (PL 96-294) of 1980, “any organic matter
which is available on a renewable basis, including agricultural crops and agricultural wastes and
residues, wood and wood wastes and residues, animal wastes, municipal wastes, and aquatic
plants.”

“Biogas” means combustible gas created by anaerobic decomposition of organic material,
composed primarily of methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide.

“Btu” means British thermal unit, the quantity of heat required to raise one pound of water one
degree Fahrenheit at or near its point of maximum density.

“Buyer” means one or more of the Entergy Operating Companies (whether acting on its own
behalf or through ESI as its agent) acting in its capacity as buyer with respect to a particular
Transaction.

“Call Option” means the Buyer's right but not the obligation to purchase and receive a product
for a pre-determined price (strike price) for a specified time period during the term of the
Definitive Agreement.

“Call Option Premium” means an amount to be paid by the Buyer for a product that includes a
Call Option.

“Call Option Product (A)” means a Call Option on Capacity and associated energy with the
ability to schedule energy deliveries on a day-ahead basis for On-Peak hours (“1x16 block
energy”) at a Guaranteed Heat Rate multiplied by a Gas Price.

“Capacity” means the megawatt output level that the generating resource, or the components of
equipment thereof, is capable, as of a given moment, of continuously producing and making
available at the Delivery Point, taking into account the operating condition of the equipment at
that time, the auxiliary loads, and other relevant factors.

“Capacity Factor” means the ratio of the energy produced by a generating resource or scheduled
for contractual delivery for the period of time considered, to the energy that could have been
produced or scheduled at continuous full Capacity during the same period.

“Capacity Payment” means the price payable by Buyer to Seller for Capacity expressed in $/kW
for a certain period during the term of the Definitive Agreement.



The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“Capacity Quantity” means the amount of Capacity of a rated generating resource or Contract
Capacity, expressed in megawatts.

“CCGT” means Combined Cycle Gas Turbine.

“Codes of Conduct” - See “Affiliate Rules and Codes of Conduct.”

“Cogen” or “Cogeneration” means an energy system that consumes a fuel, usually natural gas, to
produce both heat and electricity.

“Cold Start” means starting a large steam turbine when the first stage inner metal temperature is
less than 500 degrees Fahrenheit and for gas turbines shall be defined as specified by the Bidder
depending on the specific generating resource being proposed.

“Commercial Operation Date” means the date after the test period on which the generating
resource became commercially operational and began or will begin generating and delivering
power on a reliable basis.

“Confirmation Agreements” means any oral agreement or written documentation for transactions
under the service schedules of the WSPP Agreement which sets forth terms and conditions for
transactions that are in addition to, substitution for, or modify those set forth in the WSPP
Agreement.

“Contract Capacity” means the total Capacity Quantity from a generating resource expressed in
MW agreed to be provided by the Seller pursuant to a Definitive Agreement with the Buyer.

“Contract Energy” means the energy contracted to be delivered by the Seller to the Buyer at a
Delivery Point pursuant to a Definitive Agreement with the Buyer.

“Control Area” means an electric power system or combination of electric power systems to
which a common Automatic Generation Control scheme is applied in order to: (1) match, at all
times, the power output of the generators within the electric power system(s) and capacity and
energy purchased from entities outside the electric power system(s), with the load within the
electric power system(s); (2) maintain scheduled interchange with other Control Areas, within
the limits of Good Utility Practice; (3) maintain the frequency of the electric power system(s)
within reasonable limits in accordance with Good Utility Practice; and (4) provide sufficient
generating capacity to maintain operating reserves in accordance with Good Utility Practice.

“Control Area Operator” means the Person(s) in control of the physical operation of and
responsible for fulfilling the duties necessary to operate a Control Area as described above.

“CT” means simple cycle combustion turbine.

“Daily Energy Dispatch Notice” means the notice given by Buyer to Seller to dispatch the
applicable generating resource by providing a forecasted schedule of energy delivery for the
following business day.



The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“Definitive Agreement” means a legally binding agreement setting forth the terms and conditions
and other provisions relating to a Transaction, signed by an authorized representative of each
party, but does not include an executed letter of intent or any other preliminary written
agreement, nor does it include any written or verbal acceptance of any proposal, offer or
proposal on Bidder’s part.

“Delivery Point” means the point at which deliveries of capacity and energy under a Definitive
Agreement are required to be made and shall be measured which, for any generating resource
located inside the Entergy System’s Control Area, shall be the Interconnection Point; and, for
any generating resource located outside of Entergy System's Control Area, shall be a delivery
point on the Interface.

“Delivery Term” means the total period of time during which the product is to be delivered by
Bidder to Buyer (either month(s) or years for any product within this RFP) as further defined for
each product in the Appendices of this RFP.

“Derating” means reduction of a generating resource's maximum dependable capacity to a point
below the final tested rating for the generating resource.

“Designated ESI Interface” means the interconnection between ESI's transmission system and
another utility's transmission system as specified by the Bidder.

"Dispatchable Load Following Capacity" means Capacity available to respond to instantaneous
changes in its customers' demand.

“Dispatchable Product” means energy delivered by a Seller from a generating resource, where
ESI has the ability to schedule and dispatch the energy on a real time basis subject only to certain
technical requirements with the ability to start-up and shutdown the generating resource at ESI's
discretion based on the capabilities of the generating resource specified in the proposal.

“EEI” means Edison Electric Institute.

“Entergy Affiliate” means any Affiliate of Entergy Corp., other than ESI, any of the Entergy
Operating Companies or SERI.

“Entergy Corp.” means Entergy Corporation, a Delaware corporation.

“Entergy Operating Committee” means the administrative organization for the Entergy System
Agreement dated January 1, 2000, consisting of members designated by the chief executive
officers of the Entergy Operating Companies and by the chief executive officer of Entergy Corp.
The duties of the Entergy Operating Committee include but are not limited to the following: the
day-to-day administration of the Entergy System Agreement and any amendments thereto; the
decisions on the installation of generation, bulk power transmission, communication, and other
facilities necessary for the supply of capacity and energy to the Entergy System; promulgates
standards that may be required for the safe and reliable operation of the Entergy System; and
determines and generally supervises communications, interchange and automatic generation
control, metering, economic dispatch and relaying facilities necessary for the purpose of the
Entergy System Agreement.

The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“Entergy Operating Companies” means Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Louisiana, Inc., Entergy
Mississippi, Inc., Energy Gulf States, Inc., and Entergy New Orleans, Inc.

“Entergy System,” see “System.”

“Equivalent Force Majeure Hours” means (i) the product of (a) Capacity curtailed because of a
Force Majeure event, expressed in MW, and (b) the period of such curtailment, expressed in
hours (ii) divided by the Capacity of the affected generating resource.

“Equivalent Planned Maintenance Hours” means the product of Capacity not available due to
planned maintenance, expressed in MW, and the period of such planned maintenance, expressed
in hours, divided by the Capacity of the affected generating resource.

“Equivalent Unplanned Outage Rate” means the amount of energy not generated because of an
unplanned outage, expressed in MW, divided by the Capacity of the affected generating
resource.

“ESI” means Entergy Services, Inc. as agent for the Entergy Operating Companies, any or all of
them.

“Facility Study” means an engineering study conducted by the Transmission Provider to
determine the required modifications to the Transmission Provider’s transmission system that
will be required to provide the requested transmission service, including the cost and scheduled
completion date for such modifications.

“FERC” means the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or any successor agency.

“Final Bidders” means Bidders selected from the short-list of Bidders with whom ESI will begin
full contract negotiations.

“Firm Network Resource” means any generating resource, if qualified under the Transmission
Organization’s Open Access Transmission Tariff, that has been able to meet ESI's load on a non-
interruptible basis, and is assured Firm Transmission.

“Firm Transmission” means transmission service that is reserved and/or scheduled for a term of
one year or more and that is of the same priority as that of the Transmission Provider’s firm use
of the transmission system. Firm Transmission service that is reserved and/or scheduled for a
term of less than one year shall be considered short-term Firm Transmission Service for the
purposes of service reliability.

“Fixed Cost Charge” means charges that may include capital investment such as equipment,
overhead, property taxes or any cost included in the cost of service that does not tend to fluctuate
with the amount of energy produced.

“Fixed Energy Price” means a price which is exact and specified for the energy to be delivered in
a proposal expressed in units of currency per MWh.



The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“Force Majeure” shall have the meaning set forth in the applicable Model Contract or Definitive
Agreement relating to a particular product, as the context requires.

“Fuel, Storage and Transportation Contracts” means those certain agreements between fuel
suppliers or transportation companies and Bidder which facilitate the delivery of fuel to the
Bidder's generating resource.

“Gas Price” means a price expressed in dollars per MMBtu, for natural gas to flow on the day of
energy delivery based on a specified index (e.g. Inside FERC Market Report or Gas Daily) for
deliveries at the Houston Ship Channel or the Henry Hub as specified by the Bidder or as agreed
by Buyer and Seller.

“Gas Tolling Agreement” means an arrangement whereby natural gas is converted to electric
energy in return for a pre-established tolling charge.

"Generator Operating Limit" means the megawatt value up to which short-term firm point-to-
point transmission service can be reserved from the generator, without violating reliability
criteria, calculated on a monthly basis.

"Geothermal" means power generated from heat energy derived from hot rock, hot water, or
steam below the earth's surface.

“Good Utility Practices” means any of the practices, methods and acts engaged in or approved by
a significant portion of the electric utility industry during the relevant time period, or any of the
practices, methods and acts which, in the exercise of reasonable judgment in light of the facts
known at the time the decision was made, could have been expected to accomplish the desired
result at a reasonable cost consistent with good business practices, reliability, safety and
expedition. Good Utility Practices are not intended to be limited to the optimum practices,
methods, or acts to the exclusion of all others, but rather to be acceptable practices, methods, or
acts generally accepted in the region.

“Governmental Authority” means any federal, state, local or municipal governmental body; any
governmental, regulatory or administrative agency, commission, body or other authority
exercising or entitled to exercise any administrative, executive, judicial, legislative, policy,
regulatory or taxing authority or power; or any court or governmental tribunal.

“Group Bidder” has the meaning provided in Section 2.9 of the Fall 2002 RFP.

“Guaranteed Heat Rate” means the Heat Rate commitment made by the Bidder in the Proposal,
that is not necessarily the actual Heat Rate of the generating resource.

“Guaranteed Heat Rate Curve” means a plot of fuel energy input (Btu) versus net electrical
power output (kW), as specified and committed to by the Bidder, at various operating points of
the proposed generating resource(s). A Guaranteed Heat Rate Curve is not necessarily the actual
Heat Rate curve of the generating resource, but the commitment thereto by the Bidder. If a
generating resource's actual operating performance in any hour is at a Heat Rate greater than the
Heat Rate specified in the Definitive Agreement between the Seller and the Buyer, then Seller
shall bear the cost of gas consumed in such hour as a result of operating at a level in excess of

The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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the Heat Rate. Conversely, if, in any hour the generating resource's actual operating performance
shall be at a Heat Rate lower than the Heat Rate specified in the Definitive Agreement between
the Seller and the Buyer, then the Seller shall have the benefit of the value of gas not consumed
in such hour as a result of operation at a level below the Heat Rate.

“Heat Rate” means, in respect of a generating resource, the ratio of the actual quantity of fuel
consumed (Btus) to the actual net output of electric energy (kW) as measured in any period.

“Heat Rate Curve” means a curve that depicts actual generator input/output characteristics. The
Heat Rate Curve is a plot of fuel energy input (Btu) versus net electrical power output (kW) at
various operating points of the generating resource.

“HHFOM” means Henry Hub price at the first of the month.

“HHV” means Higher Heat Value.

“Hot Start” means starting a large steam turbine when the first stage inner metal temperature is
more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit and for gas turbines shall be defined as specified by the Bidder
depending on the specific generating resource being proposed.

"Hourly and Daily Swing Capabilities" means the fluctuation of gas supply on an hourly basis
between the nomination of the gas to be delivered or drawn from the gas pipeline system.

“Interconnection Agreement” means that certain agreement between Bidder and a Transmission
Provider enabling power to be moved in either direction.

“Interconnection Facility Study” means a review and report by a transmission organization that
refines the cost estimates of the mandatory, and the customer-selected optional facility
transmission upgrades that were recommended in the Interconnection Study.

“Interconnection Feasibility Study” means a review and report by a transmission organization
that determines the local area transmission constraints for various generation output levels up to
the customer-specified generation output level.

“Interconnection Point” means the point at which two systems or Control Areas meet or
intersect, where power can flow from one system to another. An Interconnection Point may also
refer to the delivery point at which facilities interconnect a generating resource to transmission
within a Control Area or system.

“Interconnection Study” means a two part study consisting of a feasibility study and a detailed
interconnection study, which will determine the impact of connecting a generating resource to
the transmission system and the impact of delivering energy from the generating resource into
the transmission system.

“Interface” means the border of the Entergy System which contains Interconnection Points,
where energy can be delivered to the Entergy System, if the applicable generating resource is
located outside the Entergy System.


The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“kWh” means the basic unit for pricing electric energy, equal to one kilowatt of power supplied
continuously for one hour (or the amount of electricity needed to light ten 100-watt light bulbs
for one hour). One kWh equals 1,000 watt-hours. One kWh = 3.306 cu ft of natural gas.

"Lexecon" means Lexecon, Inc. an independent, nationally-recognized, economics and policy
consulting firm with energy industry expertise, which will assist in the development of and
monitor the RFP solicitation, evaluation and selection process to seek to ensure that the RFP and
evaluation process will be objective and impartial.

“Life of Unit Capacity” means capacity and energy from a baseload power generating resource
delivered to a designated Delivery Point on the Entergy System pursuant to a Life of Unit
Purchase.

“Life of Unit Purchase” means a transaction in which the Buyer is provided the contractual
ownership of a generating unit(s) or a specified amount of capacity in a generating unit(s) for the
remaining life of the unit and has various rights in consideration of the purchase including but
not limited to:

            The right to participate in all discussions and negotiations surrounding any fuel,
             storage, transportation or other related contracts;
            The right to review and approve all capital and expense budgets and expenditures;
            The right to participate in discussions and decisions regarding the operations and
             maintenance of the generating unit(s) including but not limited to maintenance cycles
             and schedules;
            The right to expand the site for additional generation capacity either on an individual
             or joint basis;
            The right to participate in any discussions and decisions regarding the financing of
             the specified generating unit(s); and
            The right of first refusal to acquire the generating unit(s).

“Limited Dispatch Product” means energy delivered by a Seller which Buyer has the right to
dispatch from the specified generating resource on an hour-ahead basis with minimum energy
requirements during Off-Peak hours as specified by the Bidder.

“Load Center” means a geographical area where large amounts of power are drawn by end-users.

“Load Center Zone” means an area within the ESI Control Area that contains a certain amount of
load.

“Long-Term Proposals” means a proposal relating to LOU Products or asset acquisitions.

“Long Term Service Agreement” means an agreement with a generating resource manufacturer
under which various operations and maintenance functions are performed.




The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“Loss of Load Probability” or “LOLP” means a measure of the probability that a system demand
will exceed capacity during a given period; often expressed as the estimated number of days over
a long period, frequently 10 years or the life of the system.

“LOU” means Life of Unit.

“Low-impact Hydroelectric” means a small hydroelectric power plant (less than 30 MW, run-of-
river projects that have a low environmental impact) that produces electricity by the force of
water falling through a hydro turbine that spins a generator.

“LPSC” means the Louisiana Public Service Commission or its successor agency.

“Major Maintenance” means the removal of the generating resource from operations to perform
scheduled repairs that exceed a specified dollar amount or a predetermined time period.

“Maximum Dependable Capacity” means gross maximum dependable generating Capacity less
the normal station service loads.

“Maximum Starts” means the number of times Buyer may start a generating resource within a
predetermined period of time (i.e., a week, a month) during the contract term.

“Minimum Run Requirements” means, according to the generating resource manufacturer's
guidelines and the generating resource operator's knowledge, how many megawatts the
generating resource must produce to ensure the generating resource's generational integrity.

“Model Contracts” means any of the proposed forms of a confirmation agreement pursuant to the
Western Systems Power Pool Agreement effective September 1, 2002, power purchase and sale
agreement, Tolling Agreement, asset purchase and sale agreement or any other agreement or
letter of intent providing for a Transaction, furnished by ESI to potential Bidders.

“Monthly Capacity Payment” means the amount paid by Buyer to Seller for the billing period to
reserve a certain amount of energy generated from a specified generating resource.

“Monthly Option Premium Payment” means the predetermined amount the Buyer pays in respect
of a month to the Seller for the right to call on the product as defined in the applicable contract.

“MUCCO” means Multiple-year Unit Capacity Call Option.

“MUCCO Product” means a call option product provided by unit contingent capacity and the
associated energy from either (a) a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) or Cogeneration
product; or (b) a Simple Cycle Gas Turbine (CT)/Quick Response Capacity product (Appendix
C, Product Package B).

“MUCPA” means Multiple-year Unit Capacity Purchase Agreement.

“MUCPA Product” means either (a) MUCPA-CCGT or Cogeneration product (Appendix C,
Product Package C); or (b) MUCPA CT /Quick Response Capacity product (Appendix C,
Product Package D).

The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“Multiple Fuel Capacity” means the capability of a generating resource to generate energy by
using more than one type of fuel, such as gas or oil.

“MW” means megawatts, a unit of electrical power equal to one million watts or one thousand
kilowatts.

“MWh” means megawatt hour, a unit a electrical energy equal to one MW delivered for one
hour.

“NERC” means the North American Electric Reliability Council, or its successor agency.

“Non-Conforming” means a proposal submitted for a product that is not responsive to this RFP,
provides inadequate or incomplete information, is untimely, is submitted by a Bidder who has
violated one of the rules or requirements of the RFP Process, or is otherwise determined not to
conform to the technical standards established by this RFP.

“Northern Arkansas” means that certain area of northern Arkansas serviced by one or more of
the Entergy Operating Companies and other utilities.

“Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal” means a Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal in the form
attached as Appendix B that Bidders are encouraged to submit.

“O&M” means operations and maintenance.

“OASIS” means Open Access Same-Time Information System, required by FERC to be the only
source of information on electric transmission capacity availability.

“OATT” means Open Access Transmission Tariff.

“Off-Peak” means those hours or other periods defined in a contract, 8 hours per day (HE 0100
to HE 0600 CPT and HE 2300 to HE 2400 CPT) and 24 hours per Saturday or Sunday, and
NERC holidays.

“On-Peak” means those hours or other periods defined in a contract, 16 hours per day (HE 0700
CPT to HE 2200 CPT), excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and NERC holidays.

“On-Peak Block Energy” means a block of energy from a specific generating resource with
deliveries of energy for sixteen (16) hours per day, Monday through Friday (excluding NERC
holidays).

“Operating Committee” means the Entergy Operating Committee.

“Operating Limit” means, with respect to any generating resource, the operating parameters
proscribed by the manufacturer of the generating resource for its stable, dependable operation
without which the generating resource could be subject to impairment, e.g., damage from
excessive or inadequate ramp rates.




The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“Optional System Upgrades” means upgrades to a company's or generating resource's
transmission system that have been identified as a result of a load flow analysis completed by a
transmission organization and that the transmission customer has the option whether or not to
install.

“Other Associated Electric Products” or “other associated electric products” means all of the
services and products associated with capabilities or other operational attributes or regulatory
treatment of a generating resource, including but not limited to the capability to provide ancillary
services, reserves, operational functions (e.g. black start capability), and receipt or allocation of
emissions allowances.

“PPA” means purchase power agreement or power purchase and sale agreement.

“Person” means any individual, Governmental Authority, corporation, limited liability company,
partnership, limited partnership, trust, association or other entity.

“Photovoltaic” means technology for converting sunlight directly into electricity, usually with
photovoltaic cells, single semiconducting element of small size (for example, 1 cm2) that
absorbs light or other bands of the electromagnetic spectrum and emits electricity.

“Planning Zone” means a transmission Load Center Zone that has yet to be finalized.

“Planned Maintenance” means the removal of a generating resource from service to perform
work on specific components that is scheduled well in advance and has a predetermined
duration.

“Proposal Evaluation Design Team” means the group that has been commissioned to develop the
criteria, methodology and procedures that will be used in evaluating proposals.

“Proposal Evaluation Team” means the group that individually or collectively are responsible for
evaluating specific components of the Proposals submitted in response to the RFP. The Proposal
Evaluation Team will consist primarily of members of ESI’s Resource Planning Department.
The Proposal Evaluation Team will not include any employees of the Transmission
Organization.

 “Ramp Rate” means the maximum rate of change (increase or decrease) in megawatts per
minute in net electrical output measured over the period beginning at the time of an instruction to
change the generator's net output and ending at the time that such adjusted net energy output is
achieved.

“Receipt Point” means the point on a pipeline's system at which it receives natural gas into its
system.

“Regulatory Approvals” means the review and acceptance of the contractual provisions
governing a product or Transaction by all regulatory agencies having jurisdiction to approve the
Transaction or rate recovery of the costs and/or investment associated with the Transaction or
any other matter pertaining to the Transaction.


The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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“Renewable Energy Credits” (also known as RECs, green tags, renewable energy certificates,
tradeable renewable certificates) means the environmental attributes of power generated from a
renewable energy generating resource.

“Renewable Power Generation” means a power source that is continuously or cyclically renewed
by nature, i.e., solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass or similar sources of energy.
Biomass conversion may also use manmade waste to convert organic materials to energy or
synthetic natural gas.

“Retail Utility Regulatory Commissions” means the Arkansas Public Service Commission,
Public Utility Commission of Texas, Mississippi Public Service Commission, Louisiana Public
Service Commission, and the Council of the City of New Orleans or any successors to any of
such commissions or councils.

“RFP” means this Request for Proposals.

“RTO” means a regional transmission organization which is based on the FERC proposal to
establish regional groups to expedite the coordination of wholesale wheeling, or any successor
organizations. The RTO is voluntary in each region and may include transmission system
owners, wholesale purchasers, and independent power generators.

“Schedule” or “Scheduling” means the actions of the Seller, Buyer and/or their designated
representatives, including each party's transmission providers, if applicable, of notifying,
requesting and confirming to each other the quantity and type of product to be delivered on any
given day during the term of the Definitive Agreement at a specified Delivery Point.

“Scheduled Maintenance Energy” means Contract Energy that is not available for scheduling and
receipt by ESI, in any monthly billing period, due to Scheduled Outages/Deratings that meet the
requirements for credited Scheduled Maintenance Energy, expressed in MWh. Scheduled
Maintenance Energy for any billing period shall be calculated as the sum, for all hours in the
billing period, of the amount of Contract Energy that is unavailable during each individual hour
due to a Scheduled Outage/Derating that meets the specified requirements for credited Scheduled
Maintenance Energy as set forth in the applicable Model Contract.

“Scheduled Outages/Deratings,” see Planned Maintenance.

“Seller” means a Bidder or other Person that enters into a Definitive Agreement with Buyer
pursuant to this RFP process.

“SERI” means System Entergy Resources, Inc.

“Short-Term Proposals” means a proposal relating to Annual Plan Products, MUCCO Products
or MUCPA Products.

“Shoulder Season” means, for any given year, with respect to energy, the months of March,
April, May, September, October and November.



The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
                                                    Page A-13
“Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine” means a turbine that generates power from the combustion
of a fuel.

“SME” – See “Scheduled Maintenance Energy.”

“Solar Thermal” means solar energy conversion technologies that convert solar energy to
electricity, by heating a working fluid to power a turbine that drives a generator. Examples of
these systems include central receiver systems, parabolic dish, and solar trough.

“Solid Fuel Generating Unit” means a generating unit or resource that generates energy and is
fueled by nuclear, coal, petroleum coke or lignite.

“Stable Fuel Price Capacity” means the type of generating resource that is capable of reducing of
exposure of the customers of the Entergy Operating Companies to uncertainties of gas supply
availability and price volatility through procurement of additional Life of Unit Capacity. Stable
Fuel Price Capacity would include solid fuel generation, renewable energy products, or highly
efficient CCGT/cogeneration capacity with fixed price long-term gas contracts.

“Start-up Payments” means for each generating resource, the non-fuel charges for Hot Starts and
Cold Starts.

“Start-up Time” means the maximum time required to synchronize a generating source with the
Entergy System and achieve minimum load beginning from a shut down condition.

“Summer Dependable Capacity” means capacity rating based on a summer rating, with the
temperature, humidity and other relevant conditions specified.

“Summer Maintenance Period” means for any given year within the term of a contract, the
months of May through September.

“Summer Season” means, for any given year, the months of June, July and August.

“System” or “Entergy System” means the interconnected, coordinated, electric utility systems of
the Entergy Operating Companies that provide retail electric service to its customers.

“Transaction” means a commercial agreement between ESI or any of the Entergy Operating
Companies and a Seller to provide electric capacity and/or energy supply resource, whether
arising or resulting from this RFP process or otherwise, and whether structured as a purchase and
sale of electric capacity, energy and other associated electric products, a Gas Tolling Agreement,
a purchase and sale of generating facilities, or a similar exchange or series of exchanges.

“Transaction Agreement” means a confirmation between the Buyer and Seller setting forth the
terms and conditions of the agreement for the purchase and sale of energy, as defined in the
WSPP Agreement.

“Transmission Organization” means the ESI organization that plans, constructs, and operates the
interconnected transmission system owned by the Entergy Operating Companies or any
successor entity.

The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
                                                    Page A-14
“Transmission Provider” means any public utility that owns, operates, or controls facilities used
for the transmission of electric energy in interstate commerce.

“Transmission Upgrades” means improvements to the transmission system that services the
generating resource(s) included in any specific proposal within the ESI RFP process.

“VAR” means volt ampere reactive, which will be used in the assessment of the impact of each
proposal on the Entergy System. Generating resources which are not located close to a major
Load Center may require the installation of static or dynamic VAR sources to maintain system
reliability under certain outage situations.

“Wind Energy” means energy available from the movement of the wind across a landscape
caused by the heating of the atmosphere, earth, and oceans by the sun.

“Winter Maintenance Period” means for any given year within the term of a contract, the months
of December, January and February.

“Winter Season” means, for any given year, the months of December, January and February.

“WSPP Agreement” means the Western Systems Power Pool Agreement, dated September 1,
2002.




The statements contained in this Appendix are made subject to the Reservation of Rights set forth in the RFP and
subject to the terms and acknowledgements set forth in the Proposal Submission Agreement.
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