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PSC approves higher rates for Miss. Power, Entergy

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By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Power bills will be going up in February for customers of Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Co.

The Public Service Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to allow each company to raise rates to recover higher natural gas costs from 2013 and higher projected costs in 2014

Rates for an Entergy residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours per month would rise $4.21 per month.

Rates for a Mississippi Power residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours per month would rise $3.60 per month.

Average Mississippi customers use more than 1,000 kilowatt hours per month.

Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley, a Democrat, opposed the increases, saying customers shouldn't be charged for projections. Central District Commissioner Lynn Posey and Southern District Commissioner Steve Renfroe supported them.

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