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Hampton lowers electric rates

HAMPTON — Hampton residents will pay a cheaper flat rate this year for their electricity.

City Manager Andy Pippin said the city had been purchasing electricity from Southern Wholesale Electric, which is an agent for Georgia Power.

“Citizens were paying an average of about 11.2 cents per kilowatt hour then,” Pippin said.

The Hampton City Council decided not to renew its five-year purchasing agreement with the agent last fall. The term of the agreement ended Dec. 31.

“We are now purchasing wholesale electricity from Central Georgia EMC,” he said. “Our citizens will pay a flat 10 cents per kilowatt hour, no matter what their individual usage might be.”

The city is passing along the potential savings to roughly 1,800 customers.

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