Glossary

Foot Candle

A measure of how much light is reaching a given location. Using foot-candles to measure light is akin to using a thermometer to measure temperature.

Fuel

Any substance that can be used to produce heat or some other form of energy.

Fuel Adjustment Charge (FAC)

Fuel adjustment or fuel recovery charges are based on the current month’s cost of fuel to operate the power generation plants. FACs or FRCs vary from 1¢ – 5¢ per kWh. Because tariff rate schedules are set for the year, if fuel costs have decreased since the rate was set, the charge can appear as a credit on the bill. (also called fuel cost recovery)

Fuel Cost Recovery (FCR)

Fuel adjustment or fuel recovery charges are based on the current month’s cost of fuel to operate the power generation plants. FACs or FRCs vary from 1¢ – 5¢ per kWh. Because tariff rate schedules are set for the year, if fuel costs have decreased since the rate was set, the charge can appear as a credit on the bill.