Technical Acronyms - N

N-1 - One transmission circuit out

N-2 - Two transmission circuits out

NAAQS - National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NAICS - North American Industry Classification System

NEEA - Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, also known as The Alliance

NEEP - Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership

NEMA - National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NEMS - National Energy Modeling System

NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act (federal "equivalent" of CEQA) of 1969

NERC - North American Electric Reliability Council

NES - National Energy Savings

NESHAPS - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

NFPA - National Fire Protection Association

NG - Natural Gas (mainly methane)

NGL - Natural Gas Liquids (ethane, propane, butane, isobutane and natural gasoline)

NGO – Non Government Organization

NGR – Neutral Grounding Resistor

NHA - National Hydropower Association

NIMBY - Not In My Backyard

NL - No-Load Losses

NMFS - National Marine Fisheries Service

NMHC – Non Methane Hydrocarbons

NO - Nitrogen Oxide

NO2 - Nitrogen Dioxide

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOC - National Oil Company (e.g., Saudi Aramco)

NOI - Notice of Intention

NOM - Normas Oficiales Mexicanas-NOM (official Mexican standards)

NOP - Notice of Preparation (of EIR)

NOPR - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

NOV - Notice of Violation

NOx - Nitrogen Oxides

NPV - Net Present Value

NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRCan - Natural Resources Canada

NRDC - Natural Resources Defense Council

NRECA - National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

NSPS - New Source Performance Standards

NSR - New Source Review

NWEC - Northwest Energy Coalition

NWPP - Northwest Power Pool

NWPPA - Northwest Public Power Association

NWPPC - Northwest Power Planning Council

NYMEX - New York Mercantile Exchange

NYSERDA - New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)