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- A company, owned by stockholders for profit, that provides utility services. A designation used to differentiate a utility owned and operated for the benefit of shareholders from municipally owned and operated utilities and rural electric cooperatives.
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- BUDS, Cooperative electric utility, direct access, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Electric power industry, 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