Definitions for "Local Distribution Company"
Company that distributes natural gas primarily to end-users. A gas utility.
The entity responsible for receiving natural gas or power from the wholesale transmission system and distributing it to end use customers. LDCs are state-jurisdictional entities whereas most transmission providers are federal jurisdictional. In addition to local delivery of energy, the LDC is typically also responsible for providing metering and billing services. In the electric power industry, LDCs are often called "Distribution Companies" or "DISCOs" for short.(To top of page)