“CAISO” means the California Independent System Operator.
“CAISO integrated forward market” means the electric power market conducted by the CAISO that determines the best use of resources available while finding the least cost method of procuring required components.
“CAISO markets” mean the CAISO real-time market and the CAISO integrated forward market.
“CAISO real-time market” means the electric power market conducted by the CAISO where supplemental electric power is quickly bought or sold every ten minutes to accommodate power use just moments before it occurs.
“Calcination” means the thermal decomposition of carbonate minerals, such as calcium carbonate (the principal mineral in limestone) to form calcium oxide in a cement kiln.
“Calcine” means to heat a substance so that it oxidizes or reduces.
“Calendar year” means the time period from January 1 through December 31.
“California Climate Action Registry” or “CCAR” means the entity established pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 42900 et seq.
“California eligible renewable resource” means an electricity generating facility that the California Energy Commission has certified as an eligible renewable energy resource that may be used by a retail seller of electricity to satisfy its California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program procurement requirements, consistent with Public Utilities Code sections 399.11 through 399.16 and Public Resources Code sections 25740 through 25751.
“California Energy Commission” means the California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.
“Capacity factor” means the amount of energy that an electricity generating facility actually generates compared to its maximum rated output over a given period of time, usually one year.
“Carbon dioxide” or “CO2” means the most common of the six primary greenhouse gases, consisting on a molecular level of a single carbon atom and two oxygen atoms.