Term Description
AMRs Automated meter readings.
AT&C loss Aggregate Technical & Commercial loss
BOOT Build, own, operate and transfer.
BOT Build, operate and transfer.
C&T Collection and transportation.
CDM Clean Development Mechanism.
CEA Central Electricity Authority.
CERC Central Electricity Regulatory Commission.
CERs Certified Emission Reductions.
CFBC Circulating Fluid Based Combustion.
CTS scheme Clean Train Station scheme.
EHV Extra high voltage.
Electricity Act Electricity Act, 2003, as amended.
EPC Engineering, procurement and construction.
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning.
ESCO Energy Saving Company.
FMS Facilities Management Services.
HVAC Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning.
HVDS High Voltage Distribution System.
HT High tension.
IRC scheme Intensive Rake Cleaning scheme.
IRRF Integrated Resource Recovery Facility.
JNNURM Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
KV Kilo Volts.
LT Low tension.
MNRE Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
MSW Municipal Solid Waste.
MSW Rules Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1999, as amended.
MT Metric tons.
MW Megawatts.
NCT National capital territory
OBHS scheme On-Board Housekeeping Services Scheme.
P&D Processing and disposal.
PPA Power purchase agreement.
PG Punjab Grains
R-APDRP Re-structured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Program
RDF Refuse derived fuel.
RGGVY Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana.
SCADA Supervisiory Control And Data Aquisition
SEB State Electricity Boards.
SERC State Electricity Regulatory Commission.
STG Steam Turbine Generator.
TPD Tons per day.
T&D Transmission and distribution.
TPH Tons per Hour
ULBs Urban local bodies.
UIDSSMT Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns.
UNFCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

General Terms/Abbreviations

Term Description
A/c Account.
AS Accounting Standards as issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
CAGR Compounded Annual Growth Rate.
Companies Act The Companies Act, 1956, as amended.
Customs Act The Customs Act, 1962, as amended.
DIN Director Identification Number
DIPP The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
EBITDA Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization.
EGM Extraordinary general meeting.
EPS Earnings per share.
FCNR Account Foreign Currency Non-Resident Account.
FDI Foreign Direct Investment, as understood under applicable Indian laws, regulations and policies.
FEMA The Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, as amended, and the regulations framed there under.
FIPB The Foreign Investment Promotion Board of the Government of India.
Fiscal or Financial Year or FY Unless otherwise stated, a period of twelve months ended March 31 of that particular year.
FYP Five year plans issued by the Planning Commission of India.
GDP Gross Domestic Product.
GoI or Government Government of India.
Industrial Policy The policy and guidelines relating to industrial activity in India issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, as updated, modified or amended from time to time.
IPO Initial Public Offering.
IT Information Technology.
I.T. Act The Income Tax Act, 1961, as amended.
I.T. Rules The Income Tax Rules, 1962, as amended.
NAV Net Asset Value.
NHPC NHPC Limited.
NTPC NTPC Limited.
NRE Account Non-Resident External Account.
NRO Account Non-Resident Ordinary Account.
p.a. Per annum.
PAN Permanent Account Number.
P/E Ratio Price/Earnings Ratio.
PGCIL Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.
PLR Prime Lending Rate.
PPP Public-private partnership.
PSEB Punjab State Electricity Board.
RBI The Reserve Bank of India.
RoNW Return on Net Worth.
Rs. Indian Rupees.
SICA The Sick Industries Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985, as amended.
Takeover Code The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 1997, as amended.

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