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Utilities Law Lawyers In Sandstone Minnesota

Sandstone is a city in Pine County, Minnesota, United States, along the Kettle River. The population was 1,549 at the 2000 census. Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highways 18 and 23 are three of the main arterial routes in the community. Banning State Park is nearby.

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.