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public utility

n. any organization which provides services to the general public, although it may be privately owned. Public utilities include electric, gas, telephone, water, and television cable systems, as well as streetcar and bus lines. They are allowed certain monopoly rights due to the practical need to service entire geographic areas with one system, but they are regulated by state, county and/or city public utility commissions under state laws. (See: monopoly)

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Acting director of the utility company 'BioktoA!' Mirjana Radivojcevic, says that this project involves 2,500 households that will receive two bins, one for wet, one for dry waste, and primary collection will be made over a large part of the city's peripheral zones.
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Teleste (HEL:TLT1V), a technology group specialising in broadband data communication networks and solutions, announced on Monday that it will deliver intelligent, DOCSIS 3.1-capable amplifiers to a major utility company in Salzburg, Austria for network upgrade.
(We can lessen or even eliminate our electric bill and when the usage of electricity is less, the utility company needs less fossil fuels and coals to burn.)
K-Electric's spokesperson Sadia Dada said that the power utility company is forced to extend power cut for an hour in different areas of the city as it is receiving only 90 MMcf gas supply against its bare minimum requirement of 166 MMcf.
Officials informed that if customers are facing high water bills, they should check for leaks with the utility company.-YouTube Screengrab
Then, one of your options is to have your utility company credit that extra energy against your energy consumption.
He said that rules could be amended in that regard besides obtaining an undertaking from the applicant that the company was not defaulter of any utility company.
Shouldn't there be a statutory limit on the amount of 'credit' you hold with a utility company, before they are forced to pay you interest on your own money?
"As a pure-play utility company, NiSource offers a fully regulated platform for growth with a storied track record of execution on stakeholder-supported system enhancement opportunities, which are expected to exceed $30 billion over the next 20-plus years," said NiSource President and CEO Joseph Hamrock.