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Independent Market Operator
Operator of the wholesale electricity market in the South West Interconnected System of Western Australia including the electricity and capacity trading components. See also South West Interconnected System.
Indirect greenhouse gas emissions
These are also referred to as Scope 2 emissions and are the result of an organisation purchasing and consuming electricity. The unit of measure is (CO2-e) per unit of electricity consumed. Scope 2 emissions are attributable to fuels used to generate electricity.
Inter-regional loss factor
A factor applied to electricity transported between National Electricity Market regions that accounts for the energy loss incurred when transporting electricity between two regions’ Regional Reference Nodes (RRNs). See also Regional Reference Node (RRN) and Loss factors.
Entities that offer a range of services to end users such as providing information and advice on energy use and procurement, supporting negotiations with retailers, and facilitating demand-side response measures.
Forms of generation that cannot control when they supply energy into the electricity grid. Intermittent generation include wind power, solar power, and wave and tidal power. Intermittent generators can only supply energy into the electricity grid when their primary energy source (i.e. wind, sun, wave or tide) is available. See also Base load generation.
Investment quality information
Information that allows decision makers at relevant levels of the business to make informed decisions about opportunities identified in energy efficiency assessments. Many businesses have specific requirements for the accuracy of the information presented to decision makers for different expenditure levels.