Nuclear - Nuclear fuel costs can be given on a fuel cycle basis.
A fuel cycle consists of all the
steps associated with procurement, use, step in the fuel cycle including interest BTU or mills per kilowatt-hour for the
and disposal of nuclear fuel. Accounting for the cost of each charges, nuclear fuel costs can be given in cents per million cycle lifetime of the fuel which is normally five to six years.
Oil - Average cost per barrel - 70 U.S. gallons (dollars per barrel) - includes fuel oil, crude and diesel oil, and small amounts of tar and gasoline.
FUEL EFFICIENCY - See HEAT RATE.
FUEL FOR ELECTRIC GENERATION - This includes all nuclear) used exclusively for the production of electric energy. heating or steam sales is excluded.
types of fuel (solid, liquid, gaseous, and Fuel for other purposes, such as building
GAS - A fuel burned under boilers by internal combustion engines and gas turbines for electric generation.
Includes natural, manufactured, mixed, and waste gas.
See GAS - MCF and also THERM.
GAS-FUEL COSTS - See FUEL COSTS.
GAS - MCF - 1,000 cubic feet of gas.
GENERATING CAPABILITY - See CAPABILITY, NET GENERATING STATION.
GENERATING STATION (GENERATING PLANT OR POWER PLANT) - A station at which are located prime movers, electric generators, and auxiliary equipment for converting mechanical, chemical, and/or nuclear energy into electric energy.
Atomic - See NUCLEAR.
Gas Turbine - An electric generating station in which the prime mover is a gas turbine engine.
Geothermal - An steam is generated
electric generating station in the earth by heat from
in which the prime the earth's magma.
Hydroelectric - An electric generation station in which the prime mover is a hydraulic turbine.
Internal Combustion - An electric generating station in which the prime mover is an internal combustion engine.
Nuclear - An electric generation station in which the prime mover is a steam turbine. is generated in a reactor by heat from the fissioning of nuclear fuel.
Steam (Conventional) - An electric generating station in which the prime mover is a steam turbine. The steam is generated in a boiler by heat from burning fossil fuels.
Generating Station Capability - See CAPABILITY, NET GENERATING STATION.
Generating Unit - An electric generator together with its prime mover.
Generation, Electric - This term refers to the act or process of transforming other forms of energy into electric energy, or to the amount of electric energy so produced, expressed in kilowatt-hours.
Gross - The total amount of electric energy produced by the generating units in a generating station or stations.
Net - Gross generation less kilowatt-hours consumed out of gross generation for station use.