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02.06.2017

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E2P

energy to power ratio

earth berms

An earth house berm (also known as an earth house or an earth sheltered home) is an architectural style characterized by the use of natural terrain to help form the walls of a house. An earth house is usually set partially into the ground and covered with thin growth. Modern earth houses are built with concrete walls and insulation.

EBIAT

earnings before interest payments adjusted for taxes

EBRD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ECA

Export Credit Agencies

ECC

energy cost centre

ECF

equity cash flow

EFC

equivalent firm capacity

efficiency

The ratio of output power (or energy) to input power (or energy). Expressed as a percentage.


effluent

The liquid or gas discharged from a process or chemical reactor / digester, usually containing digestate from that process.

EGS

enhanced geothermal system

EHV

extra high voltage

EIA

environmental impact assessment

EIB

European Investment Bank

EIS

environmental impact statement

ELCC

equivalent load carrying capability

electric power

The rate at which electric energy is transferred. Electric power is measured by capacity and is commonly expressed in megawatts (MW).

electrical capacity

The maximum power that a machine or system can produce or transmit safely. The maximum instantaneous output of a resource under specific conditions. The capacity of generating equipment is generally described in kW or MW.

electrolysis

Electrolysis is a technique that uses a direct electric current (DC) to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction; commercially important as a stage in the separation of elements from naturally occurring sources such as ores using an electrolytic cell. Electrolysis of water produces hydrogen and oxygen.

electroplating

A process for depositing a layer of metal onto an electrode by electrolysis


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