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Please note that each glossary term is followed by the source of the definition.
 
OASIS (Supplier forward Contract)
Open Access Same-time Information System. OASIS is a secured web site provided for use by transmission customers to electronically request transmission and ancillary services from transmission providers in a non-discriminatory, standardized method. The Transmission Provider receives and responds to requests for service via OASIS and also posts information on its tariff terms and prices for transmission service, availability of transmission capability, business practices and procedures for acquiring transmission service, and other relevant transmission information.

Off-Cycle Switching (Ameren Illinois Tariff)
An eligible Customer who switches to a different provider of electric power and energy supply services with such switch effective on a date other than on the Company's normally scheduled meter reading or billing cycle date.

Open Access (EEI)
A regulatory mandate to allow others to use a utility's transmission and distribution facilities to move bulk power from one point to another on a nondiscriminatory basis for a cost-based fee.

Open Enrollment Period (Ameren Illinois Tariff)
The period in which Customers can enroll for service under Rider BGS-L for the next Annual Contract Period. The length of the Open Enrollment Period varies dependent upon the Customer's Demand in accordance with the ICC's Order entered in Docket Nos. 05-0160/05-0161/05-0162. (Cons.). In addition, Customers at or above 3,000 kW of Demand must sign the non-binding Pre-Qualification Form for their load to be included in the CPA under BGS-LFP Category in order to be eligible to elect service under Rider BGS-L during the Open Enrollment Period.

Partial Requirements Supply Service (PRSS) (Ameren Illinois Tariff)
Partial Requirements Supply Service or PRSS means a portion of a Customer’s electric power and energy supply requirements that may be provided as Company-supplied power and energy subject to the Terms and Conditions as specified in Rider RTP, Rider RTP-L and Rider RTP-LI.

Person (Ameren Illinois Tariff)
A natural Person, corporation, developer, firm, real estate trust, partnership, organization, association or other legal entity.

Points of Delivery (Ameren RES Handbook)
Point(s) on the Transmission Provider's Transmission System where capacity and energy transmitted by the Transmission Provider will be made available to the receiving party under Part II of MISO's EMT. The Point(s) of Delivery shall be specified in the Service Agreement for Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service.

Points of Receipt (Ameren RES Handbook)
Point(s) of interconnection on the Transmission Provider’s Transmission System where capacity and energy will be made available to the Transmission Provider by the Delivering party under Part II of MISO’s EMT. The Point(s) of Receipt shall be specified in the Service Agreement for Long-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service.

Point-to-Point Transmission Service (Ameren RES Handbook)
The reservation and transmission of capacity and energy on either a firm or non-firm basis from the Point(s) of Receipt to the Point(s) of Delivery under Part II of MISO’s EMT.

Power Marketer (EEI)
Business entity that engages in buying, selling and marketing electricity in the wholesale markets. Power marketers, unlike power brokers, take title to the electricity. Power marketers that sell electricity for resale at wholesale prices are considered to be public utilities under the Federal Power Act. Power marketers are required to be certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A Power Marketer may also be an Alternative Retail Electric Supplier (ARES).

Premises (Ameren Illinois Tariff)
A contiguous tract of land separated by nothing more than a highway, street, alley or railroad right-of-way where all buildings and/or electric consuming devices located thereon are owned or occupied by a single Customer or applicant for electric service, or where all electricity delivered thereto is utilized to supply one or more buildings and/or electric loads which the Company considers as components of a unified operation.

Pre-Qualification Form (Ameren Illinois Tariff)
The non-binding form a Customer, at or above 3,000 kW of Demand, must sign for their load to be included under the BGS-LFP Category in order to be eligible to elect service under Rider BGS-L during the Open Enrollment Period.

Public Utilities Act (Act) (Ameren Illinois Tariff)
The Illinois Public Utilities Act, 220 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq.

Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) (EEI)
One of the five bills signed into law on November 8, 1978 as the National Energy Act. It sets forth procedures and requirements applicable to state utility commissions, electric and natural gas utilities and certain federal regulatory agencies. A major aspect of this law is the mandatory purchase obligation from qualifying facilities.

QF (Qualifying Facility) Generation (Supplier Forward Contract)
Capacity or Energy delivered to a Company from a Qualifying Facility as that term is defined in 83 IAC Part 430 that is not included in MISO’s market model and is not considered as generation by MISO for the purposes of the calculation of the zonal load.

Qualifying Facility (QF) (Supplier Forward Contract)
A cogeneration facility or a small power production facility which meets the criteria for qualification set forth in Subpart B of 18 CFR 292.
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