Public Utilities Comm'n v. Attleboro Steam Co.
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273 U.S. 83 (1927)
U.S. Supreme Court
Public Utilities Comm'n v. Attleboro Steam Co., 273 U.S. 83 (1927)
Public Utilities Commission of Rhode Island v.
Attleboro Steam & Electric Company
Argued October 11, 12, 1926
Decided January 3, 1927
273 U.S. 83
Where a company engaged in the generation and sale of electricity in one state enters into a time contract with another company in an adjacent state whereby current, to be paid for at an agreed rate, is delivered by the first to the second company at the state line and thence transmitted by the second company and sold to its customers in the second state, the transaction, and the transmission of the current, are interstate commerce, and the rate is not subject afterwards to regulation by the first state, though this be deemed necessary for the protection of the first company and its local consumers. Pennsylvania Gas Co. v. Public Service Commission, 252 U. S. 23, distinguished. P. 273 U. S. 86.
46 R.I. 496 affirmed.
Certiorari (269 U.S. 546) to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island which, on appeal, disapproved an order of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission increasing the rate chargeable to the Attleboro Company by the Narragansett Electric Lighting Company, the moving party before the commission, and one of the petitioners here, for electricity furnished at the Rhode Island and Massachusetts line.
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