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- The process by which a municipal entity assumes responsibility for supplying utility service to its constituents. In supplying electricity, the municipality may generate and distribute the power or purchase wholesale power from other generators and distribute it.
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- BUDS, Cooperative electric utility, direct access, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Electric power industry, Investor owned utility (IOU), Market-based rates, Municipal utility (municipally-owned electric system), 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