JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Power Co. has asked to raise rates in 2014 as part of its yearly rate evaluation.
The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co., in a filing with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, says it wants to raise rates by 3.35 percent. For residential customers, bills would go up 2.66 percent per month, the company says. That works out to $3.54 a month for a customer that uses 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month, but most Mississippi customers use more.
The company says the rate increase would go to pay for fuel charges, which are usually passed through to customers. Spokesman Keith Guillot says fuel charges were lowered in 2013 as the company rebated past amounts that it overcharged for fuel.
The Public Utilities Staff and Public Service Commission will evaluate the request.