The following is a list of commonly used terms for your reference.
|AMR (Automated Meter Reading Device)|
|Allows for daily metering. Requirement for Firm Transportation (FT) and Interruptible Service (IS) classifications.|
|BPU (Board of Public Utilities)|
|The governing body that oversees New Jersey utilities.|
|BTU (British Thermal Unit)|
|The quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at or near 39.2F.|
|The maximum quantity of natural gas that can be transported in a given period of time.|
|The settlement of positive or negative differences (imbalance) between actual nominations and actual use on aggregate Firm Transportation (FT) and Interruptible Service (IS) transportation customers.|
|The inter-connection between the facilities of an local distribution company (LDC), such as NJNG, and an interstate pipeline where the LDC takes possession of the gas.|
|FT Demand Charge|
|Under the Firm Transportation (FT) service classification, the demand charge is the amount per therm that is applied to the Maximum Daily Quantity (MDQ).|
|GSL Demand Charge|
|Under the General Service Large (GSL) service classification, the demand charge is the amount per therm that is applied to the Highest Monthly Average Daily Usage (HMAD).
|A monthly charge per tariff or contract and paid even if the customer uses no gas.|
|A unit of heating equivalent to 10 therms.
|Electronic Data Exchange.|
|HMAD (Highest Monthly Average Daily)|
|The HMAD represents the highest daily usage a customer could have in one month.|
|MDQ (Maximum Daily Quantity)|
|Calculation for amount of gas customer used on their peak day. This is meter specific and applies to Firm Transportation (FT) customers.|
|A unit of heat equivalent to 100,000 BTU's.