Except where a different meaning clearly appears from the
context the words "public utility" when used in this chapter
shall mean and include any person or persons, or association of
persons, however associated, whether incorporated or not,
including municipalities, engaged in any business, whether herein
enumerated or not, which is, or shall hereafter be held to be, a
public service. Whenever in this chapter the words "commission"
or "public service commission" occur such word or words shall,
unless a different intent clearly appears from the context, be
taken to mean the public service commission of West Virginia.
Whenever used in this chapter, "customer" shall mean and include
any person, firm, corporation, municipality, public service
district or any other entity who purchases a product or services
of any utility and shall include any such person, firm,
corporation, municipality, public service district or any other
entity who purchases such services or product for resale.