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Entergy announces lower rates as weather heats up

Entergy Mississippi customers are getting a break for the summer.

The utility announced Thursday it is reducing its rates from June through September. According to the announcement, a typical residential customer using 1,000-kilowatt hours per month will pay $9.71 less, or less than $98, about 25 percent below the national average.

The reduction, according to Entergy, is the result of lower fuel costs.

“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.

“Low rates help our state attract large employers to Mississippi,” Fisackerly added. “We’ll need that as we work to rebuild our state’s economy.”