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public utility

n.
A private business organization, subject to governmental regulation, that provides an essential commodity or service, such as water, electricity, transportation, or communication, to the public.
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public utility

n
(Commerce) an enterprise concerned with the provision to the public of essentials, such as electricity or water. Also called (US): public-service corporation
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pub′lic util′ity


n.
a business enterprise, as a gas company, performing an essential public service and regulated by the federal, state, or local government.
[1900–05]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public utility - a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
service - a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
phone company, phone service, telco, telephone company, telephone service - a public utility that provides telephone service
electric company, light company, power company, power service - a public utility that provides electricity
water company, waterworks - a public utility that provides water
gas company, gas service - a public utility that provides gas
bus company, bus service - a public utility providing local transportation
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Translations

public utility

nservizio pubblico
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Retail rates are generally in-line with both the state average and nearest investor owned utility. Future rate increases, while uncertain in magnitude and timing, are expected to support the utility's heightened capital needs over the next couple of years.
In total, the project cost $577,000 with financial incentives including approximately $350,000 of Proposition 39 funds, $46,000 of Investor Owned Utility rebates and $181,000 of district funds.
The total project cost was USD577,000 and included around USD350,000 of Proposition 39 funds, USD46,000 of Investor Owned Utility rebates, and USD181,000 of district funds.

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