Glossary - B
For your convenience, this page contains an alphabetically organized list of terms, definitions and common acronyms used in the electric utility industry.
|BES||Balancing Energy Services|
|BLT||Block Load Transfer|
|BSS||Black Start Service|
|Bank Business Day||See Business Day|
|Bankrupt||The condition of an Entity that:
|Base Point||The MW output level for a Resource produced by the Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) process.|
|Black Start Resource||A Generation Resource under contract with ERCOT to provide BSS.|
|Black Start Service (BSS)||An Ancillary Service provided by a Resource able to start without support of the ERCOT Transmission Grid.|
A condition in which frequency for the entire ERCOT System has dropped to zero and Generation Resources are no longer serving Load.
A condition in which an uncontrolled separation of a portion of the ERCOT System occurs and frequency for that portion has dropped to zero and Generation Resources within that portion are no longer serving Load and restoration is dependent on either internal Black Start Plans or assistance for restoration is needed from neighboring transmission operator(s) within the ERCOT System which requires ERCOT coordination.
|Block Load Transfer (BLT)||A transfer system that isolates a group of Loads from the Control Area in which they normally are served and then connects them to another Control Area. Such transfer systems involve either transferring Loads normally in the ERCOT Control Area to a non-ERCOT Control Area or transferring Loads normally in non-ERCOT Control Areas to the ERCOT Control Area.|
|Bus Load Forecast||A set of processes used by ERCOT to determine a forecast of the Load at each Electrical Bus in the ERCOT Transmission Grid.|
Monday through Friday, excluding observed holidays listed below:
Bank Business Day
|Business Hours||0800 to 1700 Central Prevailing Time (CPT) on Business Days.|