Customers could get choice on Mississippi Power refunds

Customers could have the choice of receiving a refund from Mississippi Power — which the company said will average $650 for an average residential customer — or have the amount credited to their bill.

The company said in a press released Wednesday that it filed a refund plan with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, “to return to customers, in the most secure and immediate way possible, approximately $350 million collected since 2013 for Kemper-related rate increases.”

The PSC voted July 7 to require the refund within 90 days after a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling. The refund is for the amount Mississippi Power collected from customers since March 2013 to fund construction of the Kemper County energy facility.