BEDES Dictionary

Version 2.5

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Percent Improvement

Percent improvement over a baseline. This will enable comparison of actual energy use against target and progress tracking.

percent
Percent of Total

The percentage this value makes up of the total.

percent
Phase

Phase information associated with Readings

View None
Power Metric

Measurement of power.

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Power Metric Value

Value of the measurement of associated power metric

Unknown
Rate Charge Value

Charge rate value, in $ per unit.

$
Rate Designation

Energy or demand designation to determine the rate.

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Rate Structure

Rates that determine how charges are levied by the utility

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Rate Structure ID

The name or title of the rate structure

None
Rate Structure Name

The name or title of TOU period

None
Rate Structure Reference

Reference or hyperlink for the rate schedule, tariff book

None
Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) Retained

Percentage of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) that were kept compared to the total quantity of RECs that is associated with the total amount of renewable energy that was generated.

percent
Resource

Type of energy resource fuel. This can be applied at the premises or individual system or equipment level.

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Resource Boundary

The boundary that encompases the measured resource.

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Resource Cost

The cost of a resource over a selected time period.

$
Resource Cost Intensity

The cost per square foot associated with a selected time period for a premises. It can be an individual value for different energy types, and can also be an aggregated value across all energy types. This term can be associated with one or more Resource Qualifiers in the constrained list.

$/ft2
Resource Flow Intensity

For Water and Waste-water treatment facilities, the Energy Use, divided by the total average flow through the plant.

kBtu/(gal/day)
Resource Generation

Type of resource generation

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Resource Intensity

The resource value divided by the premises gross floor area. Refer to Resource Units and divide by area in square feet

Unknown
Resource Value

The amount of resource consumed, generated, or exported from the premises.

Unknown
Shared Resource Configuration

Situation that applies if a resource is shared with multiple premises, such as shared chilled water among buildings.

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Source Site Ratio

Ratio of energy consumed at a central power plant to that delivered to a customer.

None
Temporal Status

Temporal charcateristic of this measurement.

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Tier ID

This term is intended to capture the tier designation for a particular rate structure. For electricity pricing that is based on tiered pricing, each tier is allotted a certain maximum (kWh), above which the user is moved to the next tier that has a different unit pricing. For example - Tier 1 for rate schedule EV9

None
Tier Maximum

The maximum amount of resource used at which a tier rate is applied for a given rate schedule and a tier. For example - Tier 1 for rate schedule EV9 is applicable till a maximum kWh of 1000.

Unknown

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