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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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Currently, our definition of public utility is the PSA and other jurisprudence issued by the Supreme Court.
In the financial budget of 2014-2015, the Pakistani government carried out the plan of transportation infrastructure development, covering 74 public utility projects including roads, bridges, tunnels to regional roads.
'Also, their attitude and character as public utility drivers (is what we look at).
Article 2 stipulates that the departments concerned may expropriate, through direct implementation, the properties and lands necessary for the above-mentioned project, along with all the installations therein, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Utility Expropriation Law promulgated under Royal Decree 64/78.
Sonko assured Nairobi residents that his government will demolish buildings illegally erected on public utility lands including land reserved for schools, in an effort to 'correct mistakes of the past'.
Jaitley said the decision on the request for the reduction of GST on Public Utility projects like Mission Bhagiratha, Irrigation projects, road works will be taken after discussing the matter in the GST Council meeting to be held in Hyderabad on September 9.
The company said it has now received all other necessary regulatory clearances, including those from the Federal Communications Commission, the US Department of Justice and the Public Utility Commission of Texas, for the USD10.54bn acquisition, which includes Verizon's wireline, broadband and video operations and FiOS networks in California, Florida and Texas.
A normal enterprise becomes a regulated public utility because
Chelan County Public Utility District Commissioner Dennis Bolz has been elected vice president of the Washington Public Utility Districts Association for 2014-2015.
Muscat, Mar 24 (ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has issued three Royal Decrees as follows; Royal Decree No.16/2014 Declaring the dualization of Adam-Thumrait road project as a public utility project.Article One: Declares Adam-Thumrait road project specified in the attached memo and total diagram as a public utility project.Article Two: The concerned authorities shall expropriate, through direct implementation, the properties and relevant lands needed for the aforesaid project, as well as installations over them, in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid Public Utility Expropriation Law.Article Three: The Decree comes into force from its date of issue.
Rolando Pablos, the newest member of the Texas Public Utility Commission, announced his resignation on Thursday.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission finalized a settlement with Peoples Natural Gas Co.

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