Entergy rates expected to drop
Mar 02, 2012 | 3215 views | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Customers of Entergy Mississippi, Inc., who already pay among the lowest rates in the nation, will likely see their rates drop further in April, May and 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 roughly $90.60, beginning April 1. That’s about $4.50 less than the average monthly amount paid in March. It’s also $2.61 less than the typical residential customer paid during the second quarter of 2011, when 1,000 kWh of electricity cost approximately $93.20.

Customers’ electric bills are made up of a combination of rates and usage. Those customers using more than the typical 1,000 kWh per month will see higher bills because of this usage, while those using less will see lower bills. For simple tips on how to lower energy costs without sacrificing comfort, visit entergy-mississippi.com/your_home/Ensight.aspx.

“The decrease can be attributed in part to continued low fuel costs and the mild temperatures we experienced this winter,” said Haley Fisackerly, president and CEO for Entergy Mississippi, Inc. “We also use a diverse mix of fuel to generate electricity at the lowest reasonable cost.”

Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy 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 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Entergy Mississippi’s online address is entergy-mississippi.com.

Twitter: @EntergyMS