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public utility

an undertaking which provides a certain basic good or service such as gas, electricity or telecommunications. In some countries public utilities are mainly owned by the State, while in others they are privately owned but subject to regulation by the government. See RATE OF RETURN REGULATION, NATIONALIZATION VERSUS PRIVATIZATION.
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The motion 'welcomes the formation of the Campaign Against Road Disruption, a body formed to tackle the traffic disruption caused by utility companies; notes that a recent report by the Transport Research Laboratory suggests that delays from street works cost the travelling public in the United Kingdom an estimated pounds 2 billion a year (and) believes that utility companies should invest in the use of trenchless technology to minimise the disruption to road users'.
Tax Executives Institute appreciates this opportunity to present our views on the IRS's proposed regulations relating to the application of the Code's normalization requirements to utility companies that file consolidated returns.
Synopsis This report presents the findings from a survey of 153 utility companies regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends.
Frank Clark, President of ComEd, reflects on his 35 years in the utilities industry, "Years ago, utilities didn't attract the best people because it was seen as 'sleepy', but recently because of the deregulations and the attention brought to the industry, utility companies are seen as progressive, competitive companies.
SAP is inviting utility companies from around the world to sponsor the contest.
Customers want a variety of payment options when managing electric, gas, water and sanitary services expenses -- and utility companies must be able to process those payments in a secure and efficient manner.
Since utilities provide the necessities for everyday living and do not readily decline during periods of stock market and economic uncertainty, utility companies still make for defensive stocks.
NEW YORK -- To build on its momentum in the utility industry - where it continues to deliver superior outsourcing results for utility companies, including Bruce Power, Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation and TXU - Capgemini today announced a series of executive appointments designed to further enhance its strength in the sector.
von Schack continued his testimony before a federal court jury in Pittsburgh today in the lawsuit filed against Westinghouse Electric Company (NYSE: WX) by the five utility companies which own the Beaver Valley Nuclear Plant in Shippingport, Pa.
Despite the downturn in the telecommunications industry, utility companies that have entered the realm of telecommunications providers have continued to grow at a slow and steady pace in 2001.
von Schack, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duquesne Light, told a federal court jury in Pittsburgh today that the utility companies which own and operate the Beaver Valley Nuclear Plant in Shippingport, Pa.
Austin Energy has been a long-time advocate for plug-in hybrid vehicles and joins with other prominent utility companies including Pacific Gas and Electric (NYSE:PCG) and Southern California Edison (NYSE:EIX) in support of the Plug-in Hybrid Development Consortium.

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