There are over 3000 Utitilies in US. 1,600 hydroelectric projects in the U.S
List of Utitities companies
Utilites allowed guaranteed pricing in exchange for monopoply
Energy generation functions are divided into the following:
Power Generation - These include coal, gas, hydro, nuclear, and now renewable forms
such as solar, wind, ethanol, geothermal etc.
Distribution and Substation
functions include invoicing, payment collection, meter reading, billing, customer support
- Integrated/Bundled utility provides all 4 functions.
- Wholesale competition
Natural gas transmission and distribution
With deregulation, some or all purchases that the utilities makes comes from wholesale transaction
Energy service providers