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Jun 10, 2013 8:41 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Welsh raises electricity rates

For the first time in nearly a decade, the town is raising its electrical rates.
The Town Council has approved an increase of $5 per 1,000 kilowatt-hours used for its 1,700 residential and commercial customers.
Kevin Bihm, assistant general manager of the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority, says the average retail customer will pay $7.50-$10 per month more.
Current rates for Welsh are the sixth lowest in the state, Bihm said.
The Louisiana Energy and Power Authority, which obtains electricity for 17 municipalities to sell to its residents, has been encouraging Welsh officials to increase rates.

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