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Check or Credit? MS Power customers must decide how they want their refund

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Now that they know they'll have a choice, it's time for Mississippi Power customers to start thinking about how they want their refund paid from the charge for the Kemper County plant. WLOX asked South Mississippians whether they're leaning towards a lump sum or a credit on their bills.

Mississippi Power officials said they'd rather give refunds as bill credits rather than checks. However, some customers said insisting that people be given the choice was a good move by the state public service commission. 
 
"Yeah, they should be offered a choice. It's their money," said Patricia Ladner.  

Ray Ducote said, "Maybe someone might need the money right now." 

According to Mississippi Power, customers who use an average of 1,000 kilowatts of electricity each month should expect a refund between $500 and $600. Some people like the idea of being reimbursed by Mississippi Power applying credits to their bills over a long period of time.  

Chuck Smith of Gulfport said, "I'll take the credit because I'm going to spend it anyway. I don't need the cash." 

"I would rather them credit on my bill over time because that way it will keep the process rolling and bills will still be in order," said Cherise Gibson. "I'd rather have it back that way." 

Chris Gutherie said, "I would be fine with just getting the credit on the bill. Most people would probably choose the check, but I'm good with the credit." 

Other customers said they want their money sooner rather than later.  

"I'm going to ask them that. To give all to me at one time," said Deborah Armstrong. " I don't need a credit. Suppose I move back to Detroit or something. I can't use it up there."

Eula Crowell was certain of her preference. "Lump sum check. I run a small business, and I need the money," said Crowell.

The amount of money Mississippi Power is supposed to pay customers is between $335 million and $350 million  Company officials said they will take steps to ensure the Kemper rate collection stops beginning with August customer bills. 

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