MS Power rates going down

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) – Rates are going down for Mississippi Power customers.

Southern District Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz announced Tuesday that he has approved and ordered an 11.3 percent decrease for Mississippi Power Company customers. Customers will see the decrease in the first billing cycle of January 2010.

Bentz said customers will see an average decrease of $10.60 per 1,000 kilowatt hour reduction in their residential electric bills due to a decrease in fuel costs.

"I am happy that I could order this decrease at a time when so many are struggling to pay their bills," Bentz said in a statement.

Each year the Mississippi Public Service Commission evaluates Mississippi Power Company's fuel purchases. Mississippi Power is not allowed to earn a profit on fuel cost.

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