Customers of Entergy Louisiana
and Entergy Gulf States
Louisiana will be asked to pay about $412 million for damage to the utilities' power systems caused by hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
That's according to a filing made with the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
About $229 million already has come from storm reserve funds that customers have been paying into. Those funds were established after hurricanes Katrina and Rita left a combined $1 billion in damage to the two systems.
If the PSC approves, the $412 million will come from storm surcharges - along with another surcharge to replenish the storm
Total restoration costs to the two systems from Gustav and Ike have totaled $632 million.
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