Mississippi Entergy customers may see rate drop this summer

Published 3:13 pm Thursday, May 28, 2020

Entergy Mississippi customers are getting a break this summer.

The utility announced Thursday that it’s dropping its rates from June through September. The typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will pay $9.71 less, or less than $98. That is about 25% below the national average, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The reduction is the result of lower fuel costs and other cost-saving measures, the company said in a news release.

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“With the economic hit Mississippians have taken from the COVID-19 fall-out, this is welcome news for our customers,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “We know residential energy use is up due to many people being home when they ordinarily wouldn’t be, so this reduction should help offset that.”

Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to about 450,000 customers in 45 counties.