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Utilities Law Lawyers In Santa Clara New Mexico

Santa Clara is a village in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 3,944 at the 2000 census. Today a bedroom community for nearby Silver City, Santa Clara has experienced substantial growth in recent years.

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.