Mississippi Power customers to receive average of $4 off bill

Published 7:00 am Friday, January 11, 2019

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GULFPORT, Miss. – A Mississippi Power residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity per month will see an average savings of $4.14 on their total monthly bill, according to a release from the company. The Public Service Commission today approved the company’s annual fuel filing, reducing the fuel portion of customers’ bills by three percent.

“The Commission’s approval of our annual fuel filing allows us to deliver savings to our customers, beginning in their February bills,” said Mississippi Power President and CEO Anthony Wilson. “Mississippi Power will continue to take advantage of lower fuel costs – and reliably and efficiently operate our generating units – to benefit our customers.”

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The company made its annual filing this past November, which reflected a decrease in fuel costs, driven primarily by lower natural gas prices. Each year the Commission adjusts Mississippi Power’s prices up or down to reflect changes in the cost of fuel used by the company to generate electricity. Mississippi Power does not earn a profit on fuel costs, which is reflected dollar-for-dollar in customers’ bills, the release states.