nonutility

noun non·util·i·ty \ ˌnän-yü-ˈti-lə-tē \

Definition of nonutility

plural nonutilities
: something that is not a utility; especially : a company (such as a producer of electricity) that is not a public utility
  • This change allowed the new nonutilities to compete with utilities and others for the opportunity to sell electricity in wholesale markets …
  • GAO Report
  • often used before another noun
    • nonutility energy producers
    • Exxon is one of the world's biggest nonutility generators of electric power.
    • —Toni Mack

First Known Use of nonutility

1913


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