Energy Terms


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The capacity for doing work as measured by the capability of doing work (potential energy) or the conversion of this capability to motion (kinetic energy). Energy has several forms, some of which are easily convertible and can be changed to another form useful for work. Most of the world’s convertible energy comes from fossil fuels that are burned to produce heat that is then used as a transfer medium to mechanical or other means in order to accomplish tasks. Electrical energy is usually measured in kilowatt hours, while heat energy is usually measured in British thermal units.

Energy Efficiency:

Refers to programs that are aimed at reducing the energy used by specific end-use devices and systems, typically without affecting the services provided.

Enterprise Services:

Enterprise customers can vary from a small business to municipalities, schools, industrial facilities, hotels, etc. Enterprise Customers can qualify for additional savings on the distribution of natural gas. To qualify, at least one stand-alone facility must consume a minimum annual amount of natural gas as determined by your utility. (Please refer to the Enterprise Services page to see if you meet these requirements).