Distributed Resource (DR)/ DR Facility – Any source of electric power that is not directly connected to the bulk power transmission system, having an installed capacity of not more than 10 MVA, connected to Cooperative’s electric power system through a point of common coupling, including both generators and energy storage technologies, including any qualifying cogeneration or small power production facility meeting all definitional requirements under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, as amended, and all governmental regulations lawfully promulgated thereunder (Qualifying Facility), as well as any Permitted Synchronized Generation Facilities.
Flicker – A variation of input voltage sufficient in magnitude and duration to allow visual observation of a change in electric lighting source intensity, as defined in IEEE Standard 141-1993. See Also Exhibit 1, attached, specifically the curve “Border Line of Visibility”.
Facilities Study – An engineering study conducted to determine the modifications to the existing cooperative system that will be needed to accommodate connection and safe operation of the DR Facility.
Harmonic Distortion – Distortion of the normal sine waveform; typically caused by nonlinear loads or by inverters attached to the system on customer premises.
Interconnection Agreement – A legal contract for the connection of the DR Facility to the Cooperative’s lines, specifying the location, size, cost, manner of payment, terms of operation, and respective responsibilities of the Cooperative and the DR Facility owner.
Permitted Synchronized Generation Facilities – Electric generation facilities equal to or greater than 25 kW but not more than 10 MVA, other than Qualifying Facilities, owned or operated by manufacturers and similar large commercial and industrial electric power and energy consumers in parallel operation with adjacent electric distribution facilities of the Cooperative under circumstances where (A) such generation facilities are operated for the sole purpose of (1) providing back-up generation when it is anticipated that there is a possibility of interruption of generation service provided by the Cooperative, or (2) minimizing or eliminating the consumer’s contribution to a PJM 5-CP System Annual Demand, or (3) testing the consumer’s electric facilities, and (B) no electric power and energy will be introduced into the electric system of the Cooperative or any other entity.
Point of Common Coupling – The point at which a DR Facility is connected to the Cooperative’s electric distribution system.
Radially Operated System – An electric distribution system that is normally operated with only one supplying line connected to a load at any one time.
Single Phasing Condition – Occurs when electric flow through one phase of a three phase supply line or device is interrupted.
Short Circuit Contribution – The result, expressed as a percentage, of dividing the maximum short circuit contribution of the DR Facility (or Facilities) by the short circuit contribution available from the Cooperative’s system, without the DR Facility (or Facilities).
Supplemental Review - Review of functional technical requirements to determine acceptability of equipment to be used to connect and safely operate the DR Facility on the Cooperative’s lines.
System Impact Study – An engineering study to assess the ability of the existing cooperative system to accommodate connection and safe operation of the DR Facility.
Unintentional Island – An unplanned condition where a portion of the Cooperative’s electric distribution system that is physically disconnected from the Cooperative’s power supply remains energized as a result of power supplied by one or more DR facilities.