En español | Understanding energy utilities and how they affect you can be challenging. Rate-setting terms and words found in your utility bill may be unfamiliar. You may be confused about who to contact to get energy or fix problems.
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AARP has created this energy utility glossary to help you understand some common terms in the energy field. It includes both electric and natural gas. The definitions have been adapted from the websites of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA).