This is FindLaw's collection of Energy and Public Utilities Law articles, part of the Corporate Counsel Center Law Library. A public utility is a business or service, which may be publicly or privately owned, engaged in supplying the public generally with some commodity or service, such as electricity, gas, water, transportation, or telephone or telegraph service. The individual states' various public utilities commissions oversee electric companies, while electric utility boards are delegated power by the state legislature. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.