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  Public Works/Utility
Our mission is to maintain the public infrastructure at the highest level of service for lowest cost.
Utility - Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Reclaimed Water service and maintenance.
Public Works - Roads, sidewalks, landscaping, facilities maintenance and fleet services.
www.winterspringsfl.org /EN/main/departments/public_works_utility.html   (125 words)

  Public utility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A public utility is a company that maintains the infrastructure for a public service.
Public utilities often involve natural monopolies, and as a result are often government monopolies, or (if privately owned) treated as specially regulated sectors.
In poorer developing countries, public utilities are often limited to wealthier parts of major cities, as used to be the case in developed countries in the nineteenth century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_utility   (134 words)

 AllRefer.com - utility, public, Business & Occupation, (Businesses And Occupations) - Encyclopedia
In the United States, public utilities are most commonly involved in the business of supplying consumers with water, electricity, telephone, natural gas, and other necessary services.
By its nature a public utility is often a monopoly and as such is not prevented by competing companies from charging exorbitant prices.
Important utilities that satisfy the vital needs of large populations include water, gas, and electric companies; transportation facilities, such as subways, bus lines, and railroads; and communication facilities, such as telephones and telegraphs.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/U/utilpub.html   (421 words)

 2004 Senate Bill text for SB0043
When a public utility can generate or procure renewable energy at or below the reasonable cost threshold, it shall be required to add renewable energy resources to meet the renewable portfolio standard applicable in the year when the renewable energy resources are being added.
Any renewable energy resources that a public utility has committed to in reliance on the reasonable cost threshold established by the commission, even if later changed, shall be deemed to be in compliance with the renewable portfolio standard procurement requirements.
A public utility that procures or generates renewable energy shall recover, through the rate-making process, the reasonable costs of complying with the renewable portfolio standard that are consistent with commission approval of procurement plans for a public utility and with the reasonable cost threshold promulgated by the commission.
legis.state.nm.us /Sessions/04%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0043.html   (1706 words)

              (i)  where the applying public utility is unable to ascertain the owner of property, rights, easements, or privileges sought to be expropriated it shall state in its application that the owner is unknown.
             (2)  The public utility may, by its agents, employees, engineers, contractors, employees or persons authorized by the public utility, enter upon the land and do work necessary to survey or prepare a plan of the land for the purpose of preparing a notice to be served under subsection (4).
Rights of entry, possession, expropriation or otherwise under section 3, 4 or 5 shall not be exercisable by a public utility in reference to or in respect of lands or an interest in land belonging to another public utility.
www.gov.nf.ca /hoa/statutes/p48.htm   (1244 words)

 Commission Opinion: Enron Corporation; Rel. No. 35-27782 / December 29, 2002
Electric utility is not predominantly intrastate in character and does not carry on business substantially in a single state and holding company is unable to establish that it is only incidentally a holding company and that it derives no material part of its income from an electric utility subsidiary.
However, when a public utility engages in a large amount of out-of-state activity, there is the potential for the utility to escape effective regulation even if a state regulator controls the utility's in-state activity.
While we typically have evaluated the percentage of an applicant's utility plant that is located out-of-state, we have in the past also evaluated ownership of out-of-state generation capacity as one of the quantifiable factors we use in order to compare a company's out-of state presence with its in-state presence.
www.sec.gov /litigation/opinions/35-27782.htm   (10905 words)

 NMU (04/14/2005): Names, addresses private on public utility complaints   (Site not responding. Last check: )
April 14, 2005 -- There is no public interest in the names and addresses of residential customers who file complaints about public utilities with a state regulatory agency, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Monday.
The high court rejected the Public Utility Commission's claim that business names and addresses are also private, but found the public's interest in the residential information "virtually nonexistent," outweighed by the residential customers' privacy interest in "not being disturbed at home."
Lamy showed the court that complaints from Bedford had accounted for 29 percent of the complaints filed with the Public Utilities Commission district serving the town, a percentage greatly disproportionate to the town's population.
www.rcfp.org /news/2005/0414-foi-namesa.html   (378 words)

We represent a private water utility in one of the fastest growing regions of the state with acquisitions and rate cases.
Public Service Commission - We advise clients of all sizes on all aspects of public utility law, including planning to efficiently comply with regulatory requirements and preparation for and managing litigation.
Public Financing - Our finance group has successfully closed hundreds of financing and refinancing transactions through private and public lenders and tax-exempt bonds for municipalities, counties and public service districts, as well as health care facilities and others, including drafting contract documents, working with underwriters and obtaining all necessary governmental approvals.
www.steptoe-johnson.com /practice_areas/detail.asp?groupID=74   (397 words)

NRS 459A.020       Connection of generator to public utility’s system for distribution of electricity.
The term includes municipal utilities but does not include persons who furnish electricity only in emergencies or persons described in subsection 4 of NRS 704.030.
The provisions of this section do not apply until the service connection from the public utility to the customer is installed.
www.leg.state.nv.us /NRS/NRS-459A.html   (409 words)

Every public utility and all officers, agents and employees of any public utility, and every person shall obey, observe and comply with every lawful order made by the commission under authority of this act so long as the same shall be and remain in force.
Public utility personnel violating or aiding or abetting in violations.
Any person who knowingly makes any false statement of fact under oath, whether oral or in writing, as required by this act, is guilty of perjury and upon conviction shall be punished as provided for in the perjury statutes of this state.
legisweb.state.wy.us /statutes/titles/title37/c12a02.htm   (148 words)

 Google as a Public Utility? No Results in This Search for Monopoly - TechKnowledge Newsletter
Proposals to turn Google into a public utility assume that it is a “natural monopoly” or an “essential facility” that acts as a bottleneck to consumer choice and competition.
The purported benefits of public utility regulation is that it brings down the cost of what many consider an essential good and helps ensure that deployment to most members of a given community.
Public utility regulation rarely delivers the goods faster than markets, and in this case, the universal service rationale behind regulation has been satisfied by a vigorously competitive marketplace.
www.cato.org /tech/tk/031114-tk.html   (1004 words)

 K&LNG : Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP : Practices and Industries : Public Utility   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The services that we have provided have included advice on restructured utility operations, on the sale and purchase of generating assets, and on succeeding in the newly competitive areas facing public utilities.  We have assisted utility clients in diversifying their operations through acquisitions, geographic expansions and the development of ancillary services.
We litigated utility rate caps and the recovery of increased tax expense.  This case reaffirmed the electric public utility’s right to recover reasonable operating expenses and protect its return on operations.
K&LNG advises utility clients on issues involving corporate strategic planning, including reorganizations, the formation of holding companies with regulated and non-regulated subsidiaries, and acquisitions.  We have also acted as underwriter's and agent's counsel in a substantial number of utility public offerings.
www.klng.com /practices/practices_detail.asp?id=000002105003   (2653 words)

 public utility and Stock Trading at TradeStars + Stock Trading   (Site not responding. Last check: )
public utility and stock trading - the top source for public utility with no questions asked with plenty of chutzpah.
climbing or falling in value for public utility the seconds to minutes they own the stock, allowing them to lock in quick profits.
For instance, assuming that a public utilitytrade costs $16 and an in your account.
www.tradestars.com /content/public-utility.asp   (97 words)

 public utility on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Senator, fired public advocate clashed Bill on utility rate fees was at the center of the pair's discord
Third-party damage is prime factor in distribution incidents: gas utilities, regulators seek best way forward to ensure public safety and keep costs down.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- Loretta Lynch, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, explains why she feels a rate increase is necessary at the PUC meeting Tuesday March 27, 2001.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-publicut.asp   (654 words)

 Public utility   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A public utility is a company that maintains the infrastructure for a public good.
Public utilities are generally regarded in some places as natural monopolies or as specially regulated sectors.
In command economies, these functions are generally performed directly by the state.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/public_utility   (183 words)

The commission shall have the power to appoint as many qualified and competent administrative law judges as may be necessary for proceedings pursuant to this part, and who shall devote full time to their official duties and who shall perform no duties inconsistent with the duties and responsibilities as administrative law judges.
(a) Reasonableness of rates.--In any proceeding upon the motion of the commission, involving any proposed or existing rate of any public utility, or in any proceedings upon complaint involving any proposed increase in rates, the burden of proof to show that the rate involved is just and reasonable shall be upon the public utility.
Public Utility Commission / Judiciary@aol.com / this webpage was last updated August 2001
members.aol.com /RulesPA/66.Cp.3.html   (1233 words)

 LIS > Administrative Code > 20VAC5-200   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Advertising or promotional expenditures of public utility as part of operating expenses for ratemaking purposes, 83 A.L.R. 3d 963.
Amount paid by public utility to affiliate for goods or services as includible in utility's rate base and operating expenses in rate proceeding, 16 A.L.R. 4th 454.
Public utilities: validity of preferential rates for elderly or low-income persons, 29 A.L.R. 4th 615.
leg1.state.va.us /cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+reg+20VAC5-200   (229 words)

 Public Utility Research Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Public Utility Research Center (PURC), at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, provides international training and strategic research in public utility regulation, market rules, and infrastructure management in the energy, telecommunications, and water industries.
The Body of Knowledge on Utility Regulation is a project jointly conducted by the University of Florida Public Utility Research Center, the University of Toulouse and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú for The World Bank.
PURC in Washington D.C. PURC Director Mark Jamison presented "Competition in Mobile Communications" to the National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners in February.
bear.cba.ufl.edu /centers/purc   (1321 words)

 Public Utility Analyst Series   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This class series uses three levels in the Administrative occupational group, Fiscal Services occupational series and describes the financial analysis and regulation of public utilities to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, Public Service Commission directives and adherence to prescribed accounting principles.
Note:  Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
www.delawarepersonnel.com /class/specs/files/70000/72329.htm   (1274 words)

 Public Utility Transfers and Water Charges Act 1988 (c. 15)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Public Utility Transfers and Water Charges Act 1988 (c. 15)
(b) in subsection (3), for the words "sections 29 to 32 of the Water Act 1973" there shall be substituted the words "sections 29 to 31 of the Water Act 1973 or sections 3 to 5 of or Schedule 1 to the Public Utility Transfers and Water Charges Act 1988".
In section 2(1) of the Water Act 1981 (exemption from charges for water for fire fighting), after the words "the Water Act 1973" there shall be inserted the words ", in or in any charges scheme made by virtue of section 2 of the Public Utility Transfers and Water Charges Act 1988".
www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk /acts/acts1988/Ukpga_19880015_en_4.htm   (304 words)

 Section 67-1834 Restoration of a public right-of-way af   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Restoration of a public right-of-way after excavation, standards and conditions, completion dates.
Restoration of the public right-of-way shall be completed within the dates specified in the right-of-way permit, unless the permittee obtains a waiver, extension or a new or amended right-of-way permit.
Every right-of- way user to whom a right-of-way permit has been granted shall guarantee for a period of four years the restoration of the right-of-way in the area where such right-of-way user conducted excavation and performed the restoration.
www.moga.state.mo.us /statutes/C000-099/0670001834.HTM   (88 words)

 The Gilded Age - Steel kings and public utility tycoons
ith the growth of American cities and the relentless push of modern civilization to the very edges of the frontier, a new sector of services known as "public utilities" emerged.
Public utilities roughly comprised telecommunications, street railways an gas or electricity suppliers.
With the profits from their street railway transactions, these men took large positions in gas and electricity companies, mining enterprises, the nascent automobile industry and the American Tobacco trust.
www.raken.com /american_wealth/Gilded_age_index7.asp   (554 words)

 Public Utility Home Page
Since its creation in 1995, the Public Utility Home Page has been selected as one of the top 5% of all Web sites by Point Communications and listed as a Select Site in the Dow Jones Business Directory.
All selections are made using the menu on the left and - on many pages - one or two submenus at the top of the page.
This page is compiled and maintained by Scott Rubin, an attorney and consultant working solely on matters affecting the public utility industry.
www.publicutilityhome.com   (224 words)

 Enron Corp. Registers As Public Utility Holding Company   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a registered holding company, Enron and its subsidiaries became subject to the Commission's jurisdiction under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935.
Finally, the third order, Holding Company Act Release Number 35-27811, grants Enron's motion for leave to withdraw a previously filed application for exemption under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 and to dismiss the administrative proceeding the Commission had instituted with regard to that application.
As a registered holding company, any sale or other disposition by Enron of Portland General Electric Company, a public utility subsidiary of Enron under the Public Utility Holding Company Act, will be subject to the approval of the Commission.
edgar.sec.gov /news/press/2004-30.htm   (256 words)

 Public Utility Home Page
The Public Utility Home Page is a summary of Internet resources of interest to utilities, regulators, consumers, and others who need information about the public utility industry.
If you would like to be notified of changes and additions to the Public Utility Home Page - including what's posted under "New Documents of Interest" - please fill in your name and email address below, or send a message to update-request@publicutilityhome.com with the subject subscribe.
Corrections and suggestions may be sent to scott@publicutilityhome.com.
www.publicutilityhome.com /index.shtml   (224 words)

 Welcome to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities to ensure safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protect the public interest; educate consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; further economic development; and foster new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.
All information that appears on this Web Site is merely an electronic representation and is not the officially filed information.
The official documents reside in the File Room of the Public Utility Commission in 2-North, on the second floor of the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg and are available for public inspection during normal business hours
www.puc.state.pa.us   (129 words)

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