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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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While utility companies are investing in business intelligence solutions to analyze large volumes of operational data and improve their responsiveness in the evolving industry, mobility investments are aimed at enhancing their real-time operations and to streamline their business processes.
Existing apparatus In terms of existing apparatus, utility companies will, over time, require access to land and property to undertake repairs, renewals or replacements, which inevitably results in both disturbance and damages and a resultant financial loss.
Many utility companies are looking at back-end database integration solutions that link collected data with customer information and work requests.
Edmund King, executive director of the RAC Foundation, said: 'The use of trenchless technology would prevent the need for utility companies to constantly dig up roads and pavements, reducing the congestion and pounds 2 billion cost to the UK economy.
With utility companies investing in cleaner energies, and with more opportunities available to farmers--such as biomass and ethanol--Osterberg says alternative energy could be what the Midwest needs to revive its struggling farm economy.
Of course, all utility companies do not provide this complete menu of services, but most do.
For years, the city had only unwritten guidelines and understandings (and misunderstandings), with the utility companies regarding pavement repairs.
On behalf of Tax Executive Institute, I am pleased to submit these comments on the Internal Revenue Service's proposed regulations on the application of the normalization requirements of sections 167(l) and 168(i)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code to utility companies that file consolidated federal income tax returns.
North American utility companies have reached a turning point -- one in which their success will require a more aggressive approach," said Rick Tober, vice president, Capgemini, Americas Outsourcing.
Utility companies are unique, in that they are for-profit service organizations that have a great deal of responsibility to the government and constituents of the areas that they serve.
A related study by the consultancy company found that only 27% of utility companies responded within 24 hours, with 34% failing to respond at all and 11% with malfunctioning e- mail capability.
A Bill to co-ordinate and speed up the digging up of roads and pavements by utility companies was being debated in the House of Commons yesterday.

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