Established in 2008 as a visionary response to the energy needs of local communities, Black Belt Energy (BBE) stands as a steadfast beacon of excellence in energy solutions. Founded jointly by the cities of Jackson, Thomasville, and Grove Hill, Alabama, BBE operates under the provisions of Act No 762, Alabama 1951, and the “Gas District Act,” proudly serving as a municipally owned corporation.
Our Origin Story
With a shared commitment to energy innovation and community welfare, the collaboration of Jackson, Thomasville, and Grove Hill gave birth to Black Belt Energy. This collective initiative aimed to meet the evolving energy needs of residents and businesses while adhering to the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and service.
A cornerstone of our organization lies in the structure of our Board of Directors. Comprising elected and appointed representatives from each member city and town, the BBE Board of Directors functions as the regulatory body that diligently oversees our operations. This governance model ensures that our services remain aligned with the interests and priorities of the communities we serve.
Our Diverse Services
At Black Belt Energy, we understand that energy solutions extend beyond conventional boundaries. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the unique demands of our clients and partners:
1. Gas Supply With a focus on reliability and accessibility, BBE delivers a consistent and efficient supply of natural gas to meet the energy demands of homes, businesses, and industries.
2. Scheduling and Balancing We excel in managing the intricate task of scheduling and balancing energy resources to ensure a steady flow that matches the dynamic energy needs of our clients.
3. Consulting and Representation on FERC and PSC Issues As advocates for our communities, BBE provides expert consultation and representation on matters related to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Public Service Commission (PSC), ensuring that the voices of our members are heard on matters of energy policy.
4. Pipeline Field Services Our specialized pipeline field services encompass a wide spectrum of critical activities, including corrosion surveys and remediation, leak surveys, pipeline and measurement engineering, as well as gas supply and measurement auditing.