Power quiz on industry abbreviations

1 MW stands for…

A.) mashed watts
B.) megawatts
C.) mercurial watts

2 AC/DC is…

A.) alternating current/direct current
B.) a bad 1980s metal band
C.) allotted circuit/direct circuit

3 The abbreviation ASS references…

A.) a selected switch
B.) auxiliary steam system
C.) alternate systems switch

4 CE could stand for capillary electrophoresis. It could also represent…

A.) combustion engineering
B.) conductivity element
C.) both/either

5 Which of the following stands for a regulatory agency?

A.) FERC
B.) SERC
C.) LURK

6 Translate the following: FERC’s NOPR will impact MISO’s concept of a RTO and strike fear among CFOs contemplating TCO.

A.) The Financial Energy Rights Committee’s Notice of Proper Ratemaking will impact the Midwestern Independent Social Order’s concept of a regional transmigration organization and strike fear among certified federal operatives contemplating total cross-industry organization.
B.) I’d like to put out an RFP for the correct answer.
C.) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will impact the Midwest Independent System Operator’s concept of a regional transmission organization and strike fear among chief financial officers contemplating total cost of ownership.

7 Here in the U.S., we have PG&E, OG&E and the like. The major power utility of our neighbors South of the border isU

A.) ACE
B.) CFE
C.) ECO

8 Which of the following is an actual DOE-sponsored power industry program?

A.) CCT
B.) ABB
C.) ZFA

9 Which of the following states is not referenced in the acronym PJM?

A.) Pennsylvania
B.) New Jersey
C.) Massachusetts

10 If the industry could do its own Dr. Seuss rip-off book, which of the following titles would reference nuclear power?

A.) “Green” regs and CAM
B.) Star-bellied SCADA
C.) MOX in Sox

Answers:

1.) B; 2.) A; 3.) B; 4.) C; 5.) A; 6.) C; 7.) B. (CFE stands for Comision Federal de Electricidad); 8.) A. (CCT stands for their Clean Coal Technology Program); 9.) C.; 10.) C. (MOX is short for “mixed oxide fuel”).

Your score:

9-10: You light up my life.
6-8: At least you completed the circuit.
3-5: Your filament is flashing.
0-2: You’re a dim bulb.

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