Electric utility

type of electric power company

An electric utility is a company in the electric power industry (often a public utility). This kind of company does electricity generation and distribution of electricity for sale generally in a regulated market.[1] The electrical utility industry is a major provider of energy in most countries.

Electric utilities are facing increasing demands [2] including aging infrastructure, reliability, and regulation.


  1. "Electric". snavely-king.com. Snavely King Majoros & Associates. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  2. By Candace Lombardi, CNET. “Utilities: Green tech good for planet, bad for business.” February 23, 2010.