An organization, usually operating as a monopoly and thus considered a public utility, that provides electric power to an area.

Some famous examples of electric companies include the Pacific Gas & Electric Company ("PG&E"), and Southern California Edison, made famous in 2001 when the California electric power deregulation scheme they designed blew up in their faces and almost drove them into Chapter 11 bankruptcy after they lost a combined total of more than $11 billion.

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