Jackson, Miss– Entergy customers could see a nearly $11 drop in their electricity bill starting in April.
This makes the average Entergy customer bill just over $82, keeping rates well below the national average.
Many factors play into your electricity bill. This time, the decrease is due to the lower costs of gas.
“Low rates are good for our customers and good for attracting jobs and industry to Mississippi,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “While natural gas prices are a significant factor in this decrease, it’s important to note that a lot of hard work by Entergy Mississippi employees goes into providing safe, affordable and reliable power to customers.”
Another reason for the decrease is the company’s purchase of more highly efficient, low-cost natural gas power plants and an upgrade at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station to get 13 percent more low-cost nuclear power from the same plant.
“Our team is proud of our record, but we’re not content with the status quo,” said Fisackerly. “To keep power bills affordable in the future, we’re investing in new types of technologies and planning new infrastructure designed to improve reliability and give customers more control over their energy use than ever before.”