BEDES Dictionary

Version 2.6

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Generation and Storage Equipment
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Turbine Rotation Axis

The orientation of the line axis about which the turbine rotates.

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Thermal Medium

Type of material used in thermal energy storage technology.

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Thermal Loop Configuration

Heat transfer medium and controls used for the solar collector loop

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Solar Thermal System Type

Type of overall solar thermal system

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Solar Thermal System Collector Type

Type of solar energy collector used in a solar hot water or space heating system

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Rated Wind Speed

The rated, or nominal, wind speed is the speed at which the turbine produces power at its full capacity.

Installation Status

States the status of installation for a generation and storage equipment.

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Energy Storage Technology

Type of energy storage technology

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Energy Generation Technology

Technology utilized on the premises to generate non-purchased energy, including renewable energy that is passively collected. This includes energy collected from the environment such as air, water, or ground-source heat pump systems. Technology equipment may exist as facade systems and roofing systems. Technology equipment may also exist on a premises off of a building envelope including on the ground, awnings, or carports as well as underground.

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Energy Generation and Storage Component

Component of energy storing, generating, or converting equipment.

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Time Zone Code

The 3 letter code for the time zone

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Tier Minimum

Minimum energy for this rate structure range.

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.

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

Temporal Status

Temporal charcateristic of this measurement.

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Source Site Ratio

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

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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Resource Value

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

Resource Intensity

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

Resource Generation

Type of resource generation

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Resource Flow Intensity

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

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.

Resource Cost

The cost of a resource over a selected time period.

Resource Boundary

The boundary that encompases the measured resource.

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