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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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Limitless opportunities exist for African Americans to thrive in the utilities sector.
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To understand how utilities account for nuclear decommissioning costs, we examined the annual reports and form 10-Ks of the 53 investor-owned utilities with nuclear facilities.
Right now the utilities own all the transmission wires," Public Citizen's Charlie Higley explains, "and they want to continue owning it all.
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.
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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.
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Utilities can also offer customers value-added services including a "plug-and-play" design to sell or lease renewable energy systems, UPS-grade backup power, and energy conservation through a customer-controlled Web portal.
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