Entergy Mississippi Customers’ Bills Likely to Remain Level through June
Second quarter rates are 25 percent lower than national average
Customers of Entergy Mississippi, Inc. will likely see little change in their electric bills from April through June.
The company recently submitted its routine quarterly fuel adjustment to the staff of the Mississippi Public Service Commission. If approved, the typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will pay about $93.50, beginning April 1. That’s nearly a dollar less than the $94.35 paid per month during the first three months of 2011. It’s also substantially lower– 25 percent–than the national average of $130 per 1,000 kilowatt hours of usage.
“We work hard to provide reliable, safe, affordable electricity and our rates, while already among the lowest in the country, should remain stable through at least mid-year,” said Haley Fisackerly, president and chief executive officer for Entergy Mississippi, Inc. “This is encouraging news as our state and national economies continue to struggle in their recovery.”
Entergy Mississippi uses a diverse mix of fuel to generate electricity at the lowest reasonable cost.
The MPSC and the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff have 45 days before the start of the affected quarter to review the fuel adjustment submittal and make any changes.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to more than 437,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.