PSC approves higher rates for Entergy, Mississippi Power

Power bills will be going up in February for customers of Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Co.

The Public Service Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to allow each company to raise rates to recover higher natural gas costs from 2013 and higher projected costs in 2014

Rates for an Entergy residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours per month would rise $4.21 per month.