Paulding County Utilities

Find Paulding County Georgia utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Oglethorpe Power Corporation 114 Mayflower Court Dallas GA 30132 770-917-6136

Slate's Electric 47 Musket Way Acworth GA 30101 770-975-9644

About Paulding County Utilities

Paulding County Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Paulding County, GA. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for an utility service to operate. Paulding County Public Utility Companies serve all of the customers for a particular service in Paulding County.

You may contact Utilities for questions about:
  • Paulding County Utilities billing and payments
  • Sewer rates and water bills
  • Setting up Utilities
  • Power outages
  • Natural gas hookups
Public & Private Utility Companies

Utilities in Paulding County, Georgia may be publicly owned enterprises or private companies. In both cases, the primary source of revenue supporting the Utility is user fees paid by customers. In the case of publicly owned Utilities, the assets of the Utility are owned by the Paulding County Government Utilities Department, but it operates as a self-sustaining public enterprise supported by its own revenues rather than relying on taxes to fund operations.

Public Utilities Commissions in Paulding County, Georgia

In Georgia, Utilities are regulated by the Paulding County Public Services Commissions or Public Utilities Commission. Public Services Commissions are necessary when monopolies exist or in cases where competition is very limited, to ensure that Paulding County consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Paulding County Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Paulding County Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Paulding County Electric Utilities are the most likely to function as a hybrid of monopoly and competitive services. Only one system for transmitting and delivering electricity to customers is feasible in a given service area such as Paulding County, GA. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Paulding County electric power company. However, the electricity in the Paulding County electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in Paulding County provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

Paulding County Sewer Service Companies receive wastewater from customers via sanitary sewers at a wastewater treatment plant. The Sewer Utility treats the wastewater to reduce pollutants before it is released into Paulding County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Paulding County Natural Gas Companies are essentially local distribution companies that deliver natural gas, received from large capacity interstate or intrastate pipelines, to individual customers through small diameter distribution pipelines.