Public Utility Lawyers

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Public utilities provide electric, gas, water or telephone service to customers in a specified area.

What Are the Public Utilities' Duties?

Public utilities have many duties to the people they serve. Their duties include:

Who Regulates Public Utilities?

Because most utilities operate in near monopolistic conditions, they can be heavily regulated by local, state, and federal authorities. Generally, the local and state agencies are called Public Service Commissions (PSC) or Public Utility Commissions (PUC).

What Are Regulated Utilities?

Regulated utilities are companies which are investor-owned and under the jurisdiction of a state utility commission because they are granted a monopoly subject to regulation. Examples of regulated providers are: electric, gas, and telephone service.

What Are Unregulated Utilities?

Unregulated utilities include:

Do I Need a Lawyer?

If you are having a problem with a regulated or unregulated public utility, a lawyer can explain the rules and regulations in your area. An attorney can work with a local utility commission to resolve your problem or seek other legal remedies.

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Last Modified: 12-02-2011 04:21 PM PST

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