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- The public, private, and cooperative electric utility systems of the United States taken as a whole. This includes all electric systems serving the public; regulated investor-owned electric utility companies; Federal power projects and state, municipal, and other government-owned systems, including electric public utility districts; electric cooperatives, including generation and transmission entities; jointly owned electric utility facilities; and electric utility facilities owned by a lessor and leased to an electric utility firm.
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- BUDS, Cooperative electric utility, direct access, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Investor owned utility (IOU), Market-based rates, Municipal utility (municipally-owned electric system), Municipalization, Non-utility generators (NUG\'s), Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA), Rural electric cooperative (cooperatively-owned electric utility), Unbundling (functional unbundling), Utility, Wholesale customers, Wholesale wheeling