The state Public Service Commission is giving the green light to a plan by Mississippi's largest private utility to spend more money on energy efficiency. MPB's Mark Rigsby reports.
Entergy plans to use nearly $9 million to help customers save money. As a result, residential customers will see a $0.55 charge on their bill each month. Company spokesperson Mara Hartmann.
"For the average residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatts per hour, it will be about 55 cents per month. You can definately benefit from them more than the 55 cents per month that may be charged to your utility bill."
The PSC voted 2-1 for Entergy to move forward with the plan. Commissioner Sam Britton voted against it, saying individual customers should not be subsidized. The commission required utilities with more than 25,000 customers to come up with efficiency plans back in 2013.