Public Natural Gas Utilities

What is Public Natural Gas?

Public natural gas refers to not-for-profit natural gas utilities owned and operated by a municipality, state or federal government. Simply stated, public natural gas utilities are directly accountable to the people they serve through local operations, not shareholders. They are community-owned, with benefits such as:

Jackson Energy Authority is one of the roughly 1,000 public natural gas utilities in the United States. Although small in comparison, the community impact is huge as they provide reliable, efficient, environmentally-friendly natural gas in the safest means possible. In recognition of safe delivery, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) honored JEA with the highest honors of Gold Level System Operation Achievement Recognition (SOAR) for excellence in gas utility operations. This recognition, which lasts for three years, recognizes public natural gas utilities that demonstrate commitment to excellence in four areas: system integrity, system improvement, employee safety and workforce development.


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