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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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25 July 2017 - Texas, US-based public electric utility Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
"When combined with the dedicated work of our employees, these infrastructure projects have helped Toledo Edison earn the most reliable service record of any public electric utility in Ohio over the last several years," said Linda Moss, regional president of Toledo Edison.
Sharyland Utilities LP, a Texas-based public electric utility company, and Brownsville Public Utilities Board have announced that the board of directors for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has endorsed the Cross Valley 345kV Line Project.

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