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Entergy Miss. gets approval to raise rates

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Entergy Mississippi has received approval to raise rates, but most customers shouldn't see a noticeable change in their bills.

The company received approval for the formula rate plan increase at a Mississippi Public Service Commission meeting earlier this month.

It also received approval to remove a winter-summer differential, which automatically increased rates at the start of summer to discourage energy consumption.

Entergy Mississippi spokeswoman Mara Hartmann says the rate change would increase the typical 1,000 kilowatt-hour customer bill by about 82 cents a month, but that increase should be offset by the differential as it is phased out over the next two years.

Entergy serves about 435,000 customers in 45 counties.

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