NAICS Sector 22

Sector 22

NAICS Sector 22: Utilities

NAICS 22Definition of NAICS Sector 22: The Utilities sector comprises establishments engaged in the provision of the following utility services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal. Within this sector, the specific activities associated with the utility services provided vary by utility: electric power includes generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas includes distribution; steam supply includes provision and/or distribution; water supply includes treatment and distribution; and sewage removal includes collection, treatment, and disposal of waste through sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities.

Excluded from this sector are establishments primarily engaged in waste management services classified in Subsector 562, Waste Management and Remediation Services. These establishments also collect, treat, and dispose of waste materials; however, they do not use sewer systems or sewage treatment facilities.

Two Digit Sector 22 Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Sector 22 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 22: Utilities
    • Subsector 221: Utilities
      • Industry Group 2211: Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
        • Industry 22111: Electric Power Generation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221111: Hydroelectric Power Generation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221112: Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221113: Nuclear Electric Power Generation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221114: Solar Electric Power Generation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221115: Wind Electric Power Generation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221116: Geothermal Electric Power Generation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221117: Biomass Electric Power Generation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221118: Other Electric Power Generation
        • Industry 22112: Electric Power Transmission, Control, and Distribution
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221121: Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221122: Electric Power Distribution
      • Industry Group 2212: Natural Gas Distribution
        • Industry 22121: Natural Gas Distribution
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221210: Natural Gas Distribution
      • Industry Group 2213: Water, Sewage and Other Systems
        • Industry 22131: Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221310: Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
        • Industry 22132: Sewage Treatment Facilities
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221320: Sewage Treatment Facilities
        • Industry 22133: Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 221330: Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply

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