Definitions for "PUHCA"
The Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935. Among other things, the Act restricts the ability of outside parties to own public utilities, and of one utility to acquire another.
PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT. US federal Act of 1935 which grants the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US regulator, the power to prevent electric public utility holding companies from having generation assets in two areas of the US that are not geographically adjoining. Under pressure of repeal in late 1998 in the face of US power market deregulation.
Public Utility Holding Company Act. Enacted in 1935, it regulates the corporate structure, securities issuances, and business activities of electric utilities.