Rankin County supervisors challenge Entergy rate plan

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RANKIN COUNTY, Mississippi (WJTV) — On Wednesday, the Rankin County Board of Supervisors filed a notice of appeal with the Mississippi Supreme Court challenging a decision by the Mississippi Public Service Commission to grant Entergy a revised tariff plan.

Supervisors said they were concerned the potential rate increase would affect county citizens.

The Board of Supervisors is committed to protecting Rankin County and its citizens who have no choice about who gets their electricity. The Rankin County Board of Supervisors actively intervened in Entergy’s recent rate increase applications before the Mississippi Public Service Commission. While the Board of Supervisors appreciates the diligent efforts made by the PSC, Rates staff and Commissioners to address concerns affecting the citizens of Rankin County, the Board of Supervisors is not satisfied that Entergy has fulfilled of its burden of proof to justify charging its customers more. The Supervisory Board intends to continue to fight to ensure the monopolies face intense public scrutiny when seeking rate increases.

Rankin County Board of Supervisors

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