Alabama

State Profile
4,858,979
82
Utility Revenue (Millions) $693.56
$462.17
n/a
$226.47
$4.92
Consumption (Billion Cubic Feet or BCF)

Consumption by Sector In-State

25,072
673
33
25
187
429
Customers 839,614
768,568
67,746
3,300
Industry Infrastructure
2,261
168
41,073
Utility Gas Efficiency Program Funding
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Sources

AGA Survey and Statistics System; AGA-CEE Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Survey: Utility expenditures for gas efficiency programs exclude data that have not been released by participating companies at the state level; U.S. Energy Information Administration; and U.S. Department of Transportation.

Statewide Elected Officials Next Election: 2018
Robert Bentley (R)Governor
Kay Ivey (R)Lieutenant Governor
Luther Strange (R)Attorney General
Legislature Next Election: 2018Session Dates: 02/02/16- 05/03/16
Senate
Term: 4 year
President: Kay Ivey
President Pro Tempore: Del Marsh
Senate Majority Leader: Greg Reed
Senate Minority Leader: Quinton Ross
Senate Member Breakdown
Democrats: 8
Republicans: 26
Other: 1
House of Representatives
Term: 4 year
Speaker of the House: Mike Hubbard
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House: Victor Gaston
Majority Leader: Micky Hammon
Minority Leader: Craig Ford
House of Representatives Member Breakdown
Democrats: 32
Republicans: 72
Vacant: 1
Alabama Public Service Commission Commissioners: Elected in statewide elections: 4 year termChairperson: Elected in statewide elections: 4 year term
Current Commissioners:
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R), President Elected to Commission in 2008; elected President in 2012; current term ends in 2020
Chris "Chip" Beeker (R), CommissionerElected in 2014; term ends in 2018
Jeremy H. Oden (R), Commissioner Appointed by Governor Robert Bentley in 2012 (must be re-elected in 2014)

Alabama’s energy plan was established by legislative action in 2007 and is set to be updated annually at the beginning of each legislative session. The goals and purpose of the plan are to expand fuel diversity, develop energy efficiency programs, incorporate efficiency measures into state buildings and encourage efficiency and renewable energy companies to locate in Alabama.

In 1995, the Alabama PSC approved the Cast Iron Main Replacement Factor as part of Mobile Gas’ general rate case. The program recovers the annual revenue requirement level of depreciation, taxes and return associated with cast iron main replacements. The tracking mechanism is applied to all rate classes and is updated annually for incremental investment in cast iron main replacements. Mobile Gas and Alabama Gas presently utilize a Rate Stabilization and Equalization Plan.

Alagasco owns and operates a network of public and private CNG stations in Alabama. Mobile Gas Service Corp. owns a CNG station in Mobile, AL which is currently limited to private use. •WEC Energy Corp. subsidiary Trillium CNG owns and operates stations in Auburn and Mobile.

Alabama Gas and Mobile Gas Service are regulated under Rate Stabilization and Equalization frameworks that adjust base rates annually. The tariffs of the major energy utilities include adjustment provisions to allow for recovery of changes in income taxes, and certain general and local taxes. Weather normalization clauses are also in place for these companies.