Utility Law - Guide to Utilities Law
Utilities and services are defined as essential commodities or services, such as water, electricity, transportation, or communication provided to the public by private business organizations. These organizations are regulated by local, state and federal governments.
Utilities Law is part of the Business and Industry law practice which also includes: Agency and Distributorship, Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, E-Commerce, Food and Beverages Law, Franchising, Industrial and Manufacturing, Joint Ventures, Legal Economics, Mergers and Acquisitions, Privatization Law, Retail Law and Shareholders Rights to name a few.
Utilities Law - US
- National Consumer Law Center - Energy and Utility
NCLC has a solid history of protecting and representing the interests of low-income consumers in the area of utility services. For over 30 years NCLC has used its legal and policy expertise to create and advocate for energy and utility policies that promote affordable prices and the efficient use of natural resources.
- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works to strengthen the United States' energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality in public-private partnerships. It supports this goal through: * Enhancing energy efficiency and productivity; * Bringing clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace; and * Making a difference in the everyday lives of Americans by enhancing their energy choices and their quality of life.
- Public Utilities - Definition
A public utility is a business that furnishes an everyday necessity to the public at large. Public utilities provide water, electricity, natural gas, telephone service, and other essentials. Utilities may be publicly or privately owned, but most are operated as private businesses.
- Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA)
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) Subtitle E contains three sections (secs. 1251, 1252, and 1254) that add additional “States-must-consider” standards to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).
- US Department of Energy - Power Utilities
In the power industry, energy efficiency involves getting the most usable energy out of the fuels that supply the power plants. At its best, energy efficiency in the power industry can lead to postponing—or altogether avoiding—the construction of new power plants.
Public Utilities and Services Commission by State
Organizations Related to Utilities Law
- National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
NARUC is an association representing the State public service commissioners who regulate essential utility services, such as electricity, gas, telecommunications, water, and transportation, throughout the country. As regulators, our members are charged with protecting the public and ensuring that rates charged by regulated utilities are fair, just, and reasonable.
- Public Utility Law Project (PULP)
Frequent loss of utility service by many low income households and rising energy prices prompted the Schenectady Community Action Program and the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to form a joint project in the late 1970's called the Public Utility Law Project (PULP). The project was successful, and eventually PULP of New York, Inc. was incorporated in 1981 as an independent not for profit organization
- The Utility Connection
The Utility Connection provides links to 4,032 electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities, utility associations, organizations, news, magazines, utility financial resources, and related state & federal regulatory and information sites.
Publications Related to Utilities Law
- Avista Utilities - Blog
We've been here for a long time—more than a century, in fact. A lot of our families live here, too. They, and you, expect Avista to be a responsible corporate citizen, paying attention to the issues our customers and employees care about most. And so we do.
- Institute of Public Utilities
The Institute of Public Utilities supports informed, effective, and efficient regulation of the infrastructure-intensive network industries providing essential utility services – electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications. We fulfill our mission by providing to the regulatory policy community integrative and interdisciplinary educational programs and applied research on the institutions, theory, and practice of modern economic regulation. IPU is dedicated to regulation in the public interest and uncompromising with respect to the obligations of ethics and integrity in regulatory governance. IPU takes a principled approach to regulation, an empirical approach to regulatory research, and a reasoned approach to structural and regulatory change.
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- Guide to Commercial Law
Commercial Law regulates corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods. This section focuses on the commercial transactions between business entities. Covered elsewhere are antitrust, business organizations (corporations, partnerships, agencies, joint ventures, franchises, etc.), international trade, transportation, credit, banking, and finance.
- Guide to Corporate and Business Law
Corporate Law - Business Law Business can be undertaken in various forms. In many instances, ways of doing business are governed by law. In others, they are determined by the preferences of the parties involved, based upon a large number of business, tax and personal considerations. The focus of this section is on the entities involved in business transactions, and the relationship between them. Other sections focus on parts of, or consequences of, the business relationship.
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