Red Bay Utilities

Find Red Bay Alabama utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Franklin Electric Cooperatives 904 4th Street Southeast Red Bay AL 35582 256-356-4413

Red Bay Gas Board 302 4th Avenue South Red Bay AL 35582 256-356-8622

About Red Bay Utilities

Red Bay Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Red Bay, AL. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for an utility service to operate. Red Bay Public Utility Companies serve all of the customers for a particular service in Red Bay.

You may contact Utilities for questions about:
  • Red Bay Utilities billing and payments
  • Sewer rates and water bills
  • Setting up Utilities
  • Power outages
  • Natural gas hookups
Public & Private Utility Companies

Utilities in Red Bay, Alabama may be publicly owned enterprises or private companies. In both cases, the primary source of revenue supporting the Utility is user fees paid by customers. In the case of publicly owned Utilities, the assets of the Utility are owned by the Red Bay Government Utilities Department, but it operates as a self-sustaining public enterprise supported by its own revenues rather than relying on taxes to fund operations.

Public Utilities Commissions in Red Bay, Alabama

In Alabama, Utilities are regulated by the Franklin County Public Services Commissions or Public Utilities Commission. Public Services Commissions are necessary when monopolies exist or in cases where competition is very limited, to ensure that Red Bay consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Red Bay Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Red Bay Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Red Bay Electric Utilities are the most likely to function as a hybrid of monopoly and competitive services. Only one system for transmitting and delivering electricity to customers is feasible in a given service area such as Franklin County, AL. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Red Bay electric power company. However, the electricity in the Red Bay electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in Red Bay provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

Red Bay Sewer Service Companies receive wastewater from customers via sanitary sewers at a wastewater treatment plant. The Sewer Utility treats the wastewater to reduce pollutants before it is released into Franklin County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Red Bay Natural Gas Companies are essentially local distribution companies that deliver natural gas, received from large capacity interstate or intrastate pipelines, to individual customers through small diameter distribution pipelines.