QF – Qualifying Facility: A cogeneration facility or small power production plant that can sell its electricity to public utilities.

Quantity Rates: Rates that apply to the use of the commodity, such as water, and area based on the cost of the commodity and other operating costs.

Queue: A temporary delay in providing service caused by the inability of the system, or call center, to handle the number of messages or calls attempted.

Quorum: A majority of the PUC Commissioners