The Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously approved the company’s annual fuel filing in Jackson today, reducing the fuel portion of customers’ bills by ten percent.

A Mississippi Power residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity per month will see an average savings of $2.86 on their total monthly bill.

Combined with the $2.17 roll-off of the PEP surcharge from bills in December, a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity will see a reduction of more than $5 on their bills.

“Today’s approval by the Commission allows us to once again deliver on our promise to provide reliable service at an affordable price,” said Senior Vice President and Senior Production Officer Jim Heilbron. “Our generating facility employees continue to efficiently operate our units to our customers benefit.”

This is the second year in a row that Mississippi Power’s fuel filing has resulted in a decrease for customers, resulting in a total decrease of $7 per month for a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity.

The cost of fuel is a separate component of customers’ electricity bills. Mississippi Power recovers the cost of fuel on a dollar-for-dollar basis and does not earn a profit on fuel costs.

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