Capstone Energy Services

Energy Basics

Terms A-Z

Off-Peak

The period during a day, week, month or year when the load being delivered by the system is low relative to the system average.

On-Peak

The period during a day, week, month or year when the load being delivered by the system is high relative to the system average.

Open Access

The non-discriminatory access to energy supplies and transportation.

Overrun, Authorized

On a daily basis, gas allowed in advance to be taken, within specified parameters, above contract demand volume. On a monthly, seasonal or annual basis, gas allowed in advance to be taken above a customer nominated level. Generally must be offset by reduced volumes being taken within some specified period subsequent to the allowed excess volumes taken.

Overrun, Unauthorized

Gas taken that is not authorized is unauthorized. On a daily basis, that quantity of gas taken over and above the contract demand and not provided for by special authorization is unauthorized. On a monthly, seasonal or annual basis gas taken above a customer's nominated level without advance authorization.

Energy Facts

Energy Facts

Natural gas can be used as a raw material in a variety of products, including paint, fertilizer, plastics and medicines.

Natural gas produces fewer emissions than other fossil fuels, with less nitrogen, sulfur, carbon and fine particulates.

Texas produces the largest amount of natural gas in the USA.

The biggest consumer of coal in the US is the electric power sector.

There are 17,658 electric utility generators in the USA.
 

Energy Delivery Chains

Energy Delivery Chains

Find out more about how your energy is produced and delivered to your business.

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Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment

How we assist clients in responding to national environmental concerns.

  • Initiate and manage a "Green" energy procurement program
  • Evaluate national legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Research state and local energy efficiency programs and incentives
  • Track energy use and related emissions estimate