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utility

(Public service), noun public business, public company, public corporation, public industry

utility

(Usefulness), noun adequacy, advantage, applicability, avail, benefit, convenience, efficacy, employability, fruitfulness, function, helpfulness, practicality, productiveness, productivity, profit, service, serviceability, suitability, usability, use, value
Foreign phrases: Omne magnum exemplum habet aliquid ex iniquo, quod publica utilitate compensatur.Every great example has some unfairness, which is compensated by the public utility.
See also: advantage, appliance, behalf, benefit, betterment, expedience, feasibility, function, help, instrument, profit, propriety, tool, use, value, worth
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Prior to restructuring, California's public and investor-owned utilities generated most of the power that they sold.
The amount and quality of the disclosures utilities provided varied widely.
Within the electric-power industry, there is a split between utilities that want open competition right away, and those that know they couldn't compete on the open market.
FDR championed the public ownership of utilities as he had during his years as governor of New York, and he often attacked Insull as the epitome of capitalism run amok.
Industry experts recognize that SmartTrack[TM] for Utilities fills a significant need among mid-size utility companies.
Private brokers condemn the EPA auction as no indication of the real market - most utilities are doing private trades outside the auction's auspices - but in the outside market, allowance prices in late 1995 had fallen as low as $120.
109 undoubtedly will encourage some regulators to press the issue on rate proceedings with utilities to the fullest extent possible in the rate-making process.
AT&T) broke up Ma Bell into one high-tech communications concern and seven regional Baby Bells--giving investors more telephone utilities to choose from.
Key stakeholders include utilities, technology and service providers, federal and state officials, electricity consumer groups and media.
Most utilities in a region are ultimately joined to one another through this superhighway, as are their customers.
Conversant supplies a range of innovative software and services to manage customer care and billing functions for utilities and energy service providers worldwide, all aimed at improving efficiencies and lowering costs.