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Utility cites lower fuel costs, mild temps

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's moderate winter could lead to lower power bills for Entergy customers in the spring.

Entergy Mississippi has submitted its quarterly fuel adjustment proposal to the state Public Service Commission.

If approved, a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month would pay $90.60 effective April 1, the start of the second quarter of the year.

That's $4.50 less than the average residential bill paid in March, the utility says. It's also $2.61 less than the average bill paid during the second quarter of 2011.

Still, power bills are based on rates and usage, meaning customers using more than 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will see higher bills and vice versa.

The lower rates would continue through June if approved.

Entergy Mississippi has more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties.

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