Work by Utilities

Utilities

A public utility (usually just utility) is an organization that maintains the infrastructure for a public service (often also providing a service using that infrastructure). Public utilities are subject to forms of public control and regulation ranging from local community-based groups to state-wide government monopolies. Common arguments in favor of regulation include the desire to control market power, facilitate competition, promote investment or system expansion, or stabilize markets. In general, though, regulation occurs when the government believes that the operator, left to his own devices, would behave in a way that is contrary to the government’s objectives. In some countries an early solution to this perceived problem was government provision of the utility service. However, this approach raised its own problems. Some governments used the state-provided utility services to pursue political agendas, as a source of cash flow for funding other government activities, or as a means of obtaining "hard cash". These and other consequences of state provision of utility services often resulted in inefficiency and poor service quality. As a result, governments began to seek other solutions, namely regulation and providing services on a commercial basis, often through private participation.

Title Status Start Datesort ascending End Date Company
Cool California - Cool Roofs Completed 08/09/2010 01/20/2011 Ecos
City of Sherwood - Site Development Completed 05/20/2009 04/14/2010 City of Sherwood
Oaktree Digital - Business Consulting Completed 06/14/2005 02/19/2006 Oaktree Digital
Northwest Natural Gas - Business and Consumer Redesign Completed 06/08/2004 07/16/2004 NorthWest Natural Gas