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- Any entity that purchases electricity at the wholesale level, including municipal utilities, private utilities, rural electric cooperatives, or government-owned utility districts. Wholesale customers purchase electricity from other wholesale suppliers to resell to their own retail customers.
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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), Municipalization, Non-utility generators (NUG\'s), Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA), Rural electric cooperative (cooperatively-owned electric utility), Unbundling (functional unbundling), Utility, Wholesale wheeling