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Utilities Law Lawyers In Beltsville Maryland

Beltsville is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in northern Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 15,691 at the 2000 census. The Beltsville CDP includes the unincorporated community of Vansville.

What is utilities law?

Public utilities provide electric, gas, water or telephone service to customers in a specified area. Utilities have a duty to provide safe and adequate service on reasonable terms to anyone who lives within the service area on without discriminating between customers. Because most utilities operate in near monopolistic conditions, they can be heavily regulated by local, state, and federal authorities. Generally, the local and state agencies are called Public Service Commissions (PSC) or Public Utility Commissions (PUC). Municipal Utilities and Rural Electric Cooperatives may be unregulated though.