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Entergy Mississippi customers to see rate increase

WAPT Jackson logo WAPT Jackson 1/21/2022

Entergy Mississippi is raising electricity rates for its customers, beginning with February bills.

The Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved the utility’s request for a rate increase to recoup costs from rising prices for natural gas, which Entergy uses to generate electricity.

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Entergy Mississippi spokesperson Joey Lee said last year’s February ice storm and Hurricane Ida were two big drivers of the increase in prices.

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A typical residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours a month will see an increase of about $7.81. Lee said the increase will affect 456,000 customers in 45 of the 82 counties in Mississippi.

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