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    Post The utility

    I just can't understand what this word coveys? a public service? like a supplu of gas, water?

    I am in trouble with this world found in the phrase below:

    The utility encourage consumers to participate in its load managment activities.


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    Re: The utility

    The more context you can give us, the more likely we are to be able to help. I could only guess from that one sentence.

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    Re: The utility

    Yes, a "utility" supplies something like gas, water, electricity. These are called "public utilities" and either run by governments or highly regulated by them as natural monopolies.

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    Re: The utility

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    I just can't understand what this word coveys? a public service? like a supplu of gas, water?

    I am in trouble with this world found in the phrase below:

    The utility encourage consumers to participate in its load managment activities.


    Thanks
    In many areas, utilities try to manage the use of resources at peak use times or peak use seasons. See the following about "load management":

    Utilities: City of Fort Collins

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