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					         10-26-09 Working Glossary



                                                                                                                                                                                                 RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                                Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                                Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                                Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                                 Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                         RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                 Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                         Subcommittee                                                                                           Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term              Definition                                             Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                          Agent

Account
                  The process by which Market Participants notify each
Information                                                            Adopted on 04/11/06             X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X
                  other of modifications to Customer account data.
Change


Account
                  The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Information
                  Market Participant that their Account Information     Adopted on 04/11/06            X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X
Change
                  Change Request has been accepted.
Confirmation

Account
Information       The date on which a change in Customer account
                                                                         Adopted on 02/23/07           X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X
Change            data becomes effective.
Effective Date

Account
                  The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Information
                  Market Participant that their Account Information     Adopted on 04/11/06            X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X
Change
                  Change Request has been denied.
Rejection


Account
               The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to initiate
Information                                                              Adopted on 04/11/06           X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X
               an Account Information Change.
Change Request



Adjustment        The period of time prior to a Demand Response
                                                                         Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  X
Window            Event used for calculating a Baseline Adjustment.



                  One or more communications to Demand Resources
Advance
                  of an impending Demand Response Event in       Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          X
Notification(s)
                  advance of the actual event.


                  Interval meter data separate from Telemetry that is
After-the-Fact    used to measure Demand Response. May not apply
                                                                      Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Metering          to Demand Resources under Baseline using
                  statistical sampling.

                  The state regulatory agency or other local governing
Applicable        body that provides oversight, policy guidance, and
Regulatory        direction to any parties involved in the process of    Adopted on 06/20/03           X               X                X               X              X             X                                                          X                      X                     X                 X              X
Authority         providing energy to retail access Customers through
                  regulations and orders.
Applicant         The party seeking credit from another party.           Adopted on 06/20/03           X                                X

                  The payment processing method in which the Billing
                  Party assumes the Non-Billing Party's receivables
                  and sends the Non-Billing Party payment at
                  predetermined intervals for all Non-Billing Party
Assumption of
                  amounts that are billed, payable to the Non-Billing    Adopted on 07/11/03           X               X                                X
Receivables
                  Party, and do not have a status of In Dispute, in
                  accordance with the tariff, Billing Services Agreement
                  or other Governing Document regardless of when (or
                  whether) the Customer pays the Billing Party.


                  A method of estimating the electricity that would have
                  been consumed by a Customer or Demand Resource
                  in the absence of a Demand Response Event. It may
                  be calculated using interval metering and/or
Baseline          statistical sampling techniques. The figure below      Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  X
                  illustrates the concept of Baseline relative to a
                  Demand Response Event.

                  [Figure follows in the model business practices.]

                  An adjustment that modifies the Baseline to reflect
                  actual conditions immediately prior to or during a
                  Demand Response Event to provide a better estimate
                  of the energy the Demand Resource would have
Baseline          consumed but for the Demand Response Event. The
                                                                          Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Adjustment        adjustments may include but are not limited to
                  weather conditions, near real time event facility Load,
                  current Demand Resource operational information, or
                  other parameters based on the Program
                  Administrator’s requirements.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                        RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                                       Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                                       Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                                       Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                                        Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                                 RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                        Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                                 Subcommittee                                                                                          Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term               Definition                                                    Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                         Agent
                   The window of time preceding and optionally
Baseline           following a Demand Response Event over which the
                                                                                 Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Window             electricity consumption data is collected for the
                   purpose of establishing a Baseline.
                   A Consolidated Billing practice in which the Billing
                   Party receives the calculated charge amount(s)
Bill Ready                                                                    Adopted on 07/11/03             X               X                                X                                                                                                              X
                   directly from the Non-Billing Party in lieu of the Billing
                   Party calculating it directly from the rate.
                   The party performing billing services for one or more
Billing Party                                                            Adopted on 06/20/03                  X               X                X               X                                                                                       X
                   parties.

                   A legally binding document between the Distribution
                   Company and the Supplier used when one of the
Billing Services
                   parties is performing Consolidated Billing for the            Adopted on 08/01/03          X               X                                X
Agreement
                   other party. Such document sets forth the
                   expectations and responsibilities of each party.


Business Day       As defined in the Governing Documents.                        Adopted on 08/29/03          X                                X               X                            X                                                          X                      X                     X

Cancel             The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Enrollment         Supplier that its Cancel Enrollment Request has been          Adopted on 10/16/07          X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Confirmation       accepted.

Cancel
                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Enrollment                                                                      Adopted on 10/16/07           X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                   Supplier that its Cancel Enrollment Request has been denied.
Rejection
Cancel
                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to request
Enrollment                                                                       Adopted on 10/16/07          X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                   termination of a Pending Enrollment.
Request

                   A type of Demand Response service in which Demand
Capacity           Resources are obligated over a defined period of time to be
                                                                                 Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Service            available to provide Demand Response upon deployment by
                   the Program Administrator.

                   Money provided by one party to the other to secure
Cash Deposit       performance of an agreement or compensate for                 Adopted on 06/20/03          X                                X
                   possible loss or damage.
                   A document attesting to the name(s) and signature(s)
Certificate of
                   of the officer(s) authorized to execute a particular          Adopted on 07/11/03          X                                X
Authority
                   instrument.
                   The Applicant's request for a review of the Creditor's
Challenge          creditworthiness determination made shortly after             Adopted on 06/20/03          X                                X
                   that determination.
                   Nonpublic information concerning the financial
Confidential       condition of the Applicant, or any of the Applicant's         Adopted on
                                                                                                              X                                X
Information        affiliates, that is disclosed to the Creditor by or on        06/20/03
                   behalf of the Applicant or Applicant's affiliates.

                   The billing option in which the Distribution Company
                   or Supplier renders a Customer bill consolidating the
Consolidated       energy, transmission / transportation and distribution
                                                                          Adopted on 08/01/03                 X               X                X               X                                                                                       X                      X
Billing            charges of the Distribution Company and the
                   Supplier, for which a single payment from the
                   Customer is expected.

Credit
                   The Creditor’s form for obtaining identification and
Application                                                                      Adopted on 06/20/03          X                                X
                   financial data about an Applicant.
Form

Creditor           The party granting credit to another party.                   Adopted on 06/20/03          X                                X

                   Rates which typically charge a much higher price
                   during a few hours per day on critical peak days.
Critical Peak      The number of critical peak days is usually capped
                                                                                 Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Pricing            for a calendar year and is linked to conditions such
                   as system reliability concerns or very high supply
                   prices.
                   A period of time specified in a contract allowing a
                   defaulting party to rectify the default, during which
Cure Period                                                                      Adopted on 07/08/03          X                                X
                   time the Creditor would not be allowed to exercise its
                   remedies.
                   Any Entity that takes gas and/or electric service for
Customer                                                                         Adopted on 07/08/03          X               X                X               X              X                                                   X                    X                      X                     X                 X              X
                   its own consumption.
                   Customer-specific identifiers and usage data
                   associated with a specific Customer’s account
Customer
                   number or Service Delivery Point used by Market               Adopted on 07/24/07          X               X
Information
                   Participants for the purposes authorized and/or
                   specified by the Applicable Regulatory Authority.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                   RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                                  Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                                  Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                                  Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                                   Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                            RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                   Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                            Subcommittee                                                                                          Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term              Definition                                                Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                         Agent
                  Customer Information provided via Uniform
                  Electronic Transaction by a Distribution Company (or
                                                                            Adopted on 08/11/05
                  other Market Participant responsible for the retention
Customer
                  and maintenance of individual Customer data in a                                       X                                                                                                                   X
Information Set                                                             Revised definition
                  given Distribution Company’s service territory) in
                                                                            adopted on 07/24/07
                  response to a Customer-specific Information Request
                  from a Market Participant.
                  A Customer-initiated contact with a Market
                  Participant via any form of Customer communication
                                                                            Adopted on 01/23/09
                  (e.g. telephone conversation, facsimile, electronic
Customer
                  mail, U.S. mail, in-person conversation) involving                                     X                                                                                                                                                                                                       X
Inquiry                                                                     Revised definiition
                  one of the following: 1) a request for information; or
                                                                            adopted on 03/06/09
                  2) a question or dispute regarding an issue or
                  process.
                  A Uniform Electronic Transaction submitted by a
                  Market Participant to the Distribution Company (or
Customer-         other Market Participant responsible for the retention    Adopted on 08/11/05
specific          and maintenance of individual Customer data in a
                                                                                                         X                                                                                                                   X
Information       given Distribution Company’s service territory) to        Revised definition
Request           obtain the Customer Information Set for the purposes      adopted on 07/24/07
                  authorized and/or specified by the Applicable
                  Regulatory Authority.
                  The rate at which electric energy is delivered to or by
                  a system or part of a system, generally expressed in
                  kilowatts or megawatts, at a given instant or
Demand                                                                      Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
                  averaged over any designated interval of time; and
                  the rate at which energy is being used by the
                  customer.
Demand          Quantity of reduced electrical consumption by a
                                                                            Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Reduction Value Demand Resource, expressed in MW or MWh.
                  A Load or aggregation of Loads capable of
Demand
                  measurably and verifiably providing Demand                Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Resource
                  Response.
Demand
Resource          The amount of Load available to be dispatched for a
                                                                            Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Availability      given Demand Response Event.
Measurement
                  Changes in electric use by demand-side resources
                  from their normal consumption patterns in response
                  to changes in the price of electricity, or to incentive
                  payments designed to induce lower electricity use at
Demand            times of high wholesale market prices or when
                                                                          Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   X
Response          system reliability is jeopardized.
                  For purposes of these Model Business Practices, this
                  definition does not include energy efficiency or
                  permanent Load reduction.

                  The time periods, deadlines and transitions during
                  which Demand Resources perform. The Program
                  Administrator shall specify the duration and
                  applicability of a Demand Response Event. All
                  deadlines, time periods and transitions may not be
                  not applicable to all Demand Response products or
                  services.
Demand
               The figure below represents the terms for timing             Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Response Event
               events and time durations applicable to the
               characteristics of a dispatchable Demand Response
               Event. The definitions of the ten elements in the
               figure are the basis for describing the timing of a
               Demand Response Event.

                  [Figure follows in the model business practices.]

Demand
                  The Entity that is responsible for delivering Demand
Response                                                                    Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
                  reductions from Demand Resources.
Provider
                  The time at which a Demand Resource begins
Deployment        reducing Demand on the system in response to an           Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
                  instruction.
                  The time in a Demand Response Event beginning
Deployment
                  with the Deployment and ending with the                   Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Period
                  Release/Recall.
                  A Demand Response activity by which the program
                  sponsor remotely shuts down or cycles a Customer’s
Direct Load       electrical equipment (e.g. air conditioner, water
                                                                            Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Control           heater). Direct Load Control programs are primarily
                  offered to residential or small commercial
                  Customers.
                  The process of turning off energy service to a
Disconnection                                                               Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                X
                  Customer.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                 RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                                Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                                Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                                Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                                 Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                          RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                 Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                          Subcommittee                                                                                          Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term             Definition                                               Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                         Agent
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used in the
Disconnection
                 Registration Agent model to notify the Supplier that     Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                X
Confirmation
                 their Disconnection Request has been accepted.
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used in the
Disconnection
                 Registration Agent model to notify the Supplier that     Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                X
Rejection
                 their Disconnection Request has been denied.
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used by the
Disconnection
                 Supplier in the Registration Agent model to initiate a   Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                X
Request
                 Disconnection for non-payment.
                 Programs that allow a Program Administrator to
Dispatchable
                 declare a Demand Response Event that has a               Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Programs
                 specific start time and end time.
                 A regulated Entity which provides distribution
Distribution
                 services and may provide energy and/or                   Adopted on 08/01/03          X               X                X               X              X             X                                                          X                      X                     X                 X              X
Company
                 transmission/transportation services in a given area.
Distribution     Documents prepared and published by Distribution
Company          Companies that describe, in detail, the operating
                                                                        Adopted on 01/28/04            X               X                                X
Operational      processes/procedures used to perform retail access
Manuals          functions.
                 A bi-lateral contractual agreement between the
                 Distribution Company and the Supplier that
Distribution     determines the parties' roles, responsibilities, and
Company -        interactions in serving retail access Customers.
                                                                        Adopted on 01/28/04            X               X                                               X
Supplier Service Usually this will be the master agreement that will
Agreement        cover most aspects of providing retail access service.
                 There may be one or more subsidiary agreements,
                 covering specific functional areas.
                                                                          Adopted on 04/11/06
                 The process of discontinuing a Market Participant's
Drop                                                                                                   X               X                                                                                                                                               X                     X                 X
                 responsibility for providing energy to a Customer.       Revised definition
                                                                          adopted on 02/23/07
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Drop
                 Market Participant that their Drop Request has been      Adopted on 04/11/06          X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X                 X
Confirmation
                 accepted.
                 The date on which the current Market Participant
Drop Effective
                 ceases to be responsible for providing energy to a       Adopted on 04/11/06          X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X
Date
                 Customer.
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Drop Rejection   Market Participant that their Drop Request has been      Adopted on 04/11/06          X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X                 X
                 denied.
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to initiate a
Drop Request                                                              Adopted on 04/11/06          X               X                                                                                                                                               X                     X                 X
                 Drop.



                 The billing option in which the Distribution Company
Dual Billing     and Supplier render separate Customer bills for the      Adopted on 08/01/03          X                                X               X                                                                                       X
                 products and services each provides.




                 The D-U-N-S® Number is a 9-digit number assigned
                 to companies by the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.
D-U-N-S®         The D-U-N-S® +4 Number is a 10- to 13-digit
                                                                          Adopted on 06/09/05          X                                                                             X                                                                                                       X
Number           number, where characters 10 through 13 are
                 arbitrarily assigned by the owner of the D-U-N-S®
                 Number.



                 A type of Demand Response service in which
                 Demand Resources are compensated solely based
Energy Service                                                            Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
                 on their performance during a Demand Response
                 Event.




                 The process of designating a Market Participant that
Enrollment       has the responsibility for providing energy to a         Adopted on 04/11/06          X               X                                                                                                                                               X                     X                 X
                 Customer.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                           RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                                          Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                                          Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                                          Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                                           Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                               RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                           Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                               Subcommittee                                                                                               Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term               Definition                                                  Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                              Agent



                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Enrollment
                   Market Participant that their Enrollment Request has Adopted on 04/11/06                      X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X                 X
Confirmation
                   been accepted.




Enrollment         The date on which a Market Participant becomes
                                                                               Adopted on 04/11/06               X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X
Effective Date     responsible for providing energy to a Customer.




                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Enrollment
                   Market Participant that their Enrollment Request has Adopted on 04/11/06                      X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X                 X
Rejection
                   been denied.




Enrollment         The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to initiate
                                                                               Adopted on 04/11/06               X               X                                                                                                                                               X                     X                 X
Request            an Enrollment.




                   A person or organization with sufficient legal standing to enter
                   into a contract or arrangement with another such person or
Entity             organization (as such legal standing may be determined by        Adopted on 06/09/05          X                                X               X                            X                        X                                                                                                               X
                   those parties) for the purpose of conducting and/or
                   coordinating energy transactions.



                                                                               Adopted on 09/13/07

ESI ID (Electric   A unique, intelligent alphanumeric identifier assigned Revised definition
Service            by the Distribution Company for a single service       adopted on 09/11/08                    X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Identifier)        delivery point.
                                                                          Revised definition
                                                                          adopted on 11/03/08

                                                                        Adopted on 07/22/08
ESI ID
                   The process by which Market Participants notify each
Information                                                                                                      X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                   other of modifications to an ESI ID.                 Revised definition
Change
                                                                        adopted on 12/12/08

ESI ID                                                                   Adopted on 07/22/08
                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Information
                   Market Participant that their ESI ID Information                                              X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Change                                                                   Revised definition
                   Change Request has been accepted.
Confirmation                                                             adopted on 12/12/08

ESI ID                                                                   Adopted on 07/22/08
                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Information
                   Market Participant that their ESI ID Information                                              X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Change                                                                   Revised definition
                   Change Request has been denied.
Rejection                                                                adopted on 12/12/08

                                                                               Adopted on 07/22/08
ESI ID
               The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to initiate
Information                                                                                                      X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
               an ESI ID Information Change.                                   Revised definition
Change Request
                                                                               adopted on 12/12/08
                   The process of assigning an ESI ID to a new
ESI ID Set-up      customer premise and notifying Market Participants          Adopted on 07/22/08               X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                   of the new ESI ID.
                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
ESI ID Set-up
                   Market Participant that their ESI ID Set-up Request         Adopted on 07/22/08               X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Confirmation
                   has been accepted.
                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
ESI ID Set-up
                   Market Participant that their ESI ID Set-up Request         Adopted on 07/22/08               X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Rejection
                   has been denied.
ESI ID Set-up      The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to initiate
                                                                               Adopted on 07/22/08               X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Request            an ESI ID Set-up.
                   The process used by the Registration Agent and other Market
                   Participants to determine which Enrollment will be effectuated
Evaluation                                                                         Adopted on 10/16/07           X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                   in the event that there are multiple Pending Enrollments within
                   a defined period of time.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                   RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                                  Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                                  Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                                  Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                                   Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                            RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                   Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                            Subcommittee                                                                                          Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term               Definition                                               Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                         Agent
                A re-evaluation of an Applicant's creditworthiness
Event-Driven
                performed in response to a Material Change in its           Adopted on 06/20/03          X                                X
Reconsideration
                credit rating or financial condition.
Firm Service    Demand level that a Customer must not exceed
                                                                            Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Level           during a Demand Response Event.
                   The Enrollment process which uses the first
First-in           Enrollment Request received for the same Enrollment Adopted on 06/20/06               X                                                                                                                                                               X
                   Effective Date as the operative Enrollment.
                   Documents that determine the interactions among
                   parties, including but not limited to: regulatory
Governing
                   documents (e.g., tariffs, rules, regulations),           Adopted on 08/01/03          X               X                X               X              X                                                                                               X                     X                                X
Documents
                   contractual agreements, and Distribution Company
                   Operational Manuals.
Guaranteed
                   Reduction of a specified amount of Load.                 Adopted on 05/21/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Load Drop
Guarantor          The issuer of a Guaranty.                                Adopted on 07/08/03          X                                X

                   An obligation to pay the unpaid obligations of a third
Guaranty           party Applicant to a Creditor upon certain conditions    Adopted on 07/08/03          X                                X
                   being met.

Highly-Variable    A Load with a fluctuating or unpredictable electricity
                                                                            Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Load               consumption pattern.

                                                                       Adopted on 09/11/08
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Historical Usage
                 Market Participant that their Historical Usage                                          X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Confirmation                                                           Revised definition
                 Request has been accepted.
                                                                       adopted on 11/03/08
Historical Usage The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to report a
Data             Customer's energy consumption records from the        Adopted on 11/03/08               X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Trannsaction     Distibution Company.
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Historical Usage
                 Market Participant that their Historical Usage        Adopted on 11/03/08               X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Rejection
                 Request has been denied.
                                                                      Adopted on 09/11/08
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to ask for a
Historical Usage
                 Customer’s energy consumption records from the                                          X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Request                                                               Revised definition
                 Distribution Company.
                                                                      adopted on 11/03/08

                   A bill status that prevents collection action from being
In Dispute                                                                  Adopted on 07/11/03          X                                                X
                   taken on the disputed amount.
                   The process by which an Applicable Regulatory
                   Authority verifies that the premise meets all
Inspection                                                                  Adopted on 10/16/07          X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                   requirements for connection to the Distribution
                   Company’s system for energy service.

                   The Enrollment process which uses the last
Last-in            Enrollment Request received for the same Enrollment Adopted on 06/20/06               X                                                                                                                                                               X
                   Effective Date as the operative Enrollment.
                 A letter issued by a bank authorizing the beneficiary
                 to draw up to a stated amount of money from the
Letter of Credit issuing bank, its branches, or other associated banks      Adopted on 07/08/03          X                                X
                 or agencies, provided that the drawing conditions of
                 the letter are met.
                 An end-use device or customer that receives power
Load                                                                        Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
                 from the electric system.
                 A party engaged in the process of providing
                 competitive retail energy to end-use Customers
Market
                 including but not limited to the Distribution Company,     Adopted on 10/30/03          X               X                                X                            X                                     X                                                                 X                 X
Participant
                 the Supplier, the Registration Agent, the settlement
                 agent, and the meter reading Entity.
                 All contractual agreements between or among Market
                 Participants that determine the parties' roles,
                 responsibilities, and interactions in serving retail
Market           access Customers. These include the Distribution
Participant      Company-Supplier Service Agreement and any other
                                                                            Adopted on 01/28/04          X               X
Service          agreements executed by Market Participants to
Agreements       facilitate retail access (e.g. a contract between a
                 meter reading Entity, the Distribution Company, and
                 the Supplier detailing how usage data will be
                 provided).
                 Customer Information for certain Customers within a
                 Distribution Company’s service territory made              Adopted on 08/11/05
Mass Customer available upon request via Uniform Electronic
                                                                                                         X                                                                                                                   X
List             Transaction to Market Participants as authorized           Revised definition
                 and/or specified by the Applicable Regulatory              adopted on 07/24/07
                 Authority.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                  RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                                 Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                                 Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                                 Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                                  Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                           RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                  Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                           Subcommittee                                                                                          Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term              Definition                                               Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                         Agent
                Any change in the Applicant's (or Guarantor's)
                financial or other condition that might reasonably
Material Change affect the amount of credit extended to that Applicant     Adopted on 08/01/03          X                                X
                or may impact the Applicant's ability to perform on its
                obligations.
                A performance evaluation methodology based solely
Maximum Base on a Demand Resource’s ability to reduce to a Firm
                                                                           Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Load            Service Level, regardless of its electricity
                consumption or Demand at Deployment.
                A performance evaluation methodology where
Meter Before /  electricity Demand over a prescribed period of time
                                                                           Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Meter After     prior to Deployment is compared to similar readings
                during the Sustained Response Period.
Meter Data
                The time between electricity meter consumption
Recording                                                                  Adopted on 06/04/09
                recordings.
Interval
                  The maximum allowed time from the end of a
                  Demand Response Event (Normal Operations) to the
Meter Data        time when meter data is required to be submitted for
Reporting         performance evaluation and settlement. The Meter     Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Deadline          Data Reporting Deadline may be either relative (a
                  number of hours/days after Normal Operations) or
                  fixed (a fixed calendar time, such as end-of-month).
                  A performance evaluation methodology in which the
Metering          Demand Reduction Value is based on the output of
Generator         the generation asset, used when a generation asset Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       X
Output            is located behind the Demand Resource’s revenue
                  meter.
                  The process for designating a Market Participant that
Move-in           has the responsibility for initially providing energy to Adopted on 09/13/07          X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                  a Customer at a premise
Move-out          See Drop.                                                Adopted on 09/13/07          X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                  The party whose charges are being combined into a
Non-Billing                                                                Adopted on
                  statement (or invoice) prepared and rendered by                                       X               X                X               X                                                                                       X                                            X
Party                                                                      06/20/03
                  another party.
Non-              Programs in which Demand Resources curtail
Dispatchable      according to tariff structure, not in response to        Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Programs          instructions from a Program Administrator.
Non-Spinning      Operating reserves that can be started, synchronized
                                                                       Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Reserve           and loaded within a specified time period.
                  The time following Release/Recall at which a
                  Program Administrator may require a Demand
Normal
                  Resource to have returned its Load consumption to        Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Operations
                  normal levels, and to be available again for
                  Deployment.
Notification of   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify a
Inspection        Market Participant that an Inspection is required for a Adopted on 10/16/07           X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Required          premise.

Notification of
                  The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify a
Inspection
                  Market Participant that the Notification of Inspection   Adopted on 10/16/07          X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Required
                  Required has been received.
Response
                  A net-to-gross percentage applied to the Demand
                  Resource Availability Measurement, developed using
Operability       a defined and documented testing protocol to verify
                                                                      Adopted on 06/11/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      X
Factor            both signal reception and device operation of the
                  units in a retail Demand Response program, specific
                  to a time period.

               The payment processing method in which the Billing
Pay As You Get Party forwards payment to the Non-Billing Party for
                                                                           Adopted on 08/01/03          X                                X               X
Paid           the Non-Billing Party charges only after receiving
               payment.


                  A Drop Request that has been responded to with a
Pending Drop      Drop Confirmation, but has not reached its Drop          Adopted on 06/20/06          X
                  Effective Date.



                  An Enrollment Request that has been responded to
Pending
                  with an Enrollment Confirmation, but has not reached Adopted on 06/20/06              X                                                                                                                                                               X                     X
Enrollment
                  its Enrollment Effective Date.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                     RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                                    Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                                    Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                                    Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                                     Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                           RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                     Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                           Subcommittee                                                                                             Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term              Definition                                               Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                            Agent

                  The period of time in a Demand Response Event
Performance       analyzed by the Program Administrator to measure
                                                                           Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    X
Window            and verify the Demand Reduction Value for a
                  Demand Resource.

                  Money provided by one party to the other to pay for
Prepayment                                                                 Adopted on 07/08/03             X                                X
                  goods or services not yet rendered.
                  An investor-owned, governmental or cooperative
Program
                  utility with the responsibility for developing and   Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        X
Administrator
                  operating Demand Response programs.
                  The time between Deployment and Reduction
Ramp Period       Deadline, representing the period of time over which Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        X
                  a Demand Resource is expected to achieve its
                  The rate, Demand.
                  change inexpressed in megawatts per minute, that a
Ramp Rate         generator changes its output or a Demand Resource Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           X
                  changes its Load.

                  A product identifier used in a billing system which
                  contains all information, such as description and
Rate Code                                                                  Adopted on 08/29/03             X                                                X
                  price, needed to bill for that product. One or more
                  Rate Codes may be billed on a single account.


                  Refers to the practice in which the Non-Billing Party
Rate Ready        provides rate information to the Billing Party           Adopted on 07/11/03             X                                                X                                                                                                              X
                  sufficient to calculate the Non-Billing Party's charges.



                  A retail rate in which the price for electricity fluctuates
Real Time
                  reflecting changes in the wholesale price of                Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Pricing
                  electricity.



                  The process of turning on energy service to a
Reconnection                                                               Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                   X
                  Customer after a Disconnection has been made.



                  The Uniform Electronic Transaction used in the
Reconnection
                  Registration Agent model to notify the Supplier that     Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                   X
Confirmation
                  their Reconnection Request has been accepted.



                  The Uniform Electronic Transaction used in the
Reconnection
                  Registration Agent model to notify the Supplier that     Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                   X
Rejection
                  their Reconnection Request has been denied.


                  The Uniform Electronic Transaction used by the
Reconnection      Supplier in the Registration Agent model to initiate a
                                                                           Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                   X
Request           Reconnection after a Disconnection been made for
                  non-payment.


                  The time between Release/Recall and Normal
                  Operations, representing the window over which
Recovery Period                                                            Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    X
                  Demand Resources are required to return to their
                  normal Load.


                  The time at the end of the Ramp Period when a
Reduction
                  Demand Resource is required to have met its              Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    X
Deadline
                  Demand Reduction Value obligation.

                  An Entity other than the Distribution Company
Registration
                  facilitating Customer registration and performing  Adopted on 10/30/03                   X               X                                                                                                                                                                     X
Agent
                  record keeping for a specified geographical area.
                  A type of Demand Response service in which a
                  Demand Resource increases and decreases Load in
                  response to real-time signals from the Program
Regulation        Administrator. Demand Resources providing
                                                                     Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          X
Service           Regulation Service are subject to dispatch
                  continuously during a commitment period. Provision
                  of Regulation Service does not correlate to Demand
                  Response Event timelines.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                    RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                                   Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                                   Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                                   Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                                    Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                             RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                    Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                             Subcommittee                                                                                          Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term               Definition                                                Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                         Agent

                   The process of canceling a Pending Drop or a              Adopted on 04/11/06
                   Pending Enrollment so that the existing Market
Reinstatement                                                                                             X                                                                                                                                                               X
                   Participant continues to have the responsibility for      Revised definition
                   providing energy to the Customer.                         adopted on 06/20/06


                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Reinstatement
                   Market Participant that their Reinstatement Request Adopted on 04/11/06                X                                                                                                                                                               X
Confirmation
                   has been accepted.



Reinstatement      The date on which the cancellation of a Pending Drop
                                                                        Adopted on 02/23/07               X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
Effective Date     becomes effective.



                   The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to notify the
Reinstatement
                   Market Participant that their Reinstatement Request Adopted on 04/11/06                X                                                                                                                                                               X
Rejection
                   has been denied.



Reinstatement      The Uniform Electronic Transaction used to initiate a
                                                                         Adopted on 04/11/06              X                                                                                                                                                               X
Request            Reinstatement.



                 The time when a Program Administrator notifies a
Release / Recall Demand Resource that the Deployment Period has              Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
                 ended or will end.


                                                                             Adopted on 06/20/06
                   The process whereby a Customer causes a Pending
Rescission                                                                                                X               X                                                                                                                                               X                     X
                   Enrollment or Pending Drop to be canceled.                Revised definition
                                                                             adopted on 09/27/06

                  A right, title, claim, or share in assets that exists by
Security Interest
                  contract as security for payment or performance of         Adopted on 06/20/03          X                                X
in Collateral
                  an obligation that is acceptable to the Creditor.
Service Delivery A physical metered and/or unmetered service
                                                                             Adopted on 08/29/03          X                                                X                                                                                       X
Point            location supplying energy to a Customer premise.

                                                                             Adopted on 09/11/08
                The process by which a Supplier communicates to
                the Distribution Company in the Registration Agent   Revised definition
Service Request model the need for an investigation of the status of adopted on 11/03/08                  X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                the equipment used to deliver energy and/or measure
                usage at the Customer's premise.                     Revised definition
                                                                     adopted on 10/26/09

                The Uniform Electronic Transaction used in the
Service Request
                Registration Agent model to notify the Supplier that  Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                       X
Confirmation
                their Service Request Notification has been accepted.
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used by the
Service Request
                 Supplier in the Registration Agent model to initiate a      Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                X
Notification
                 Service Request.
                 The Uniform Electronic Transaction used in the
Service Request
                 Registration Agent model to notify the Supplier that        Adopted on 10/26/09                                                                                                                                                                                                X
Rejection
                 their Service Request Notification has been denied.
                 The billing option in which the Supplier renders a
                 Customer bill for all energy,
                 transmission/transportation, and distribution related
Single Retail    charges. The Supplier purchases or otherwise
                                                                             Adopted on 07/11/03          X                                X               X
Supplier Billing acquires energy, transmission/transportation and
                 distribution services, and therefore all charges on the
                 bill are Supplier charges. A single payment from the
                 Customer is expected.
                 Operating reserves from resources that are
Spinning
                 synchronized to the grid and can respond to                 Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Reserve
                 instructions from the Program Administrator.
                 Persons engaged in the competitive sale of energy
Supplier                                                                     Adopted on 6/20/03           X               X                X               X              X             X                        X                                 X                      X                     X                 X
                 to end-users.
                 An obligation of a third party that covers payments to
Surety Bond      the Creditor in the event that the Applicant fails to       Adopted on 07/08/03          X                                X
                 meet its obligations.




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                                                                                                                                                                                              RXQ Book(s) Where Term is Found
                                                                                             Book 0:          Book 1:        Book 2:            Book 3:       Book 4:        Book 5:      Book 6:     Book 7:      Book 8:       Book 9:                    Book 10:             Book 11:               Book 12:    Book 13:
                                                                                             Master List of   Market         Creditworthiness   Billing and   Distribution   Quadrant-    Contracts   Internet     Customer      Customer Billing and       Customer             Customer               Customer    Measurement and
                                                                                             Defined Terms    Participant                       Payment       Company-       Specific                 Electronic   Information   Payment Notification via   Enrollment, Drop,    Enrollment, Drop,      Inquiries   Verification of
                                                                                                              Interactions                                    Supplier       Electronic               Transport                  Uniform Electronic         and Account          and Account                        Demand Response
                                                                       RXQ Glossary
                                                                                                                                                              Disputes       Delivery                                            Transactions               Information Change   Information Change                 Programs
                                                                       Subcommittee                                                                                          Mechanism                                                                                           Using a Registration
Term             Definition                                            Definition Status                                                                                                                                                                                         Agent
                 The time between Reduction Deadline and
Sustained
                 Release/Recall, representing the window over which
Response                                                              Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  X
                 a Demand Resource is required to maintain its
Period
                 reduced net consumption of electricity.
                 The process for changing the Market Participant that
Switch           has the responsibility for providing energy to a     Adopted on 09/13/07           X                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                 Customer at a premise.
                Customer Information for the Customers enrolled
                                                                      Adopted on 06/12/07
                with a Supplier made available via Uniform Electronic
Synchronization
                Transaction to the Supplier and other authorized                                    X                                                                                                                   X
List                                                                  Revised definition
                Market Participants for the purpose of coordinating
                                                                      adopted on 07/24/07
                the Customer records of Market Participants.
                 Real-time continuous communication between a
Telemetry        Demand Resource or Demand Response Provider           Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
                 and the Program Administrator.
                 The time unit between communications between a
Telemetry
                 Demand Resource or Demand Response Provider           Adopted on 06/04/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Interval
                 and a Program Administrator.
                 Rates where usage unit prices vary by more than one
                 time period within a 24-hour day to reflect the
                 average cost of generating and delivering power
Time-of-Use      during those time periods. Daily pricing blocks may
                                                                       Adopted on 06/11/09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X
Rates            include, but are not limited to, an on-peak, partial-
                 peak, and an off-peak price for non-holiday
                 weekdays, with the on-peak price as the highest
                 price, and the off-peak price as the lowest price.
                A legally binding agreement between any two Market
                                                                    Adopted on 05/20/04
                Participants, or between a Market Participant and a
Trading Partner
                Customer, defining each party's expectations and                                    X               X                                                             X                        X                                 X
Agreement                                                           Revised definition
                responsibilities for doing business with each other
                                                                    adopted on 11/17/05
                using Uniform Electronic Transactions.
                 Standard data arrangements for trading information,
Uniform
                 making business requests and exchanging other
Electronic                                                             Adopted on 07/11/03          X               X                                X                                                                                       X                      X                     X
                 information, encompassing a number of electronic
Transaction
                 media and utilizing specified transport protocols.




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