Committee hears from public before Entergy resolution vote

N.O. City Council expected to vote Thursday

Committee hears from public before Entergy resolution vote
The rate hike will be voted on by New Orleans city council members on Thursday. (WVUE)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - As a potential change could be coming to your electric bill, multiple committees met Tuesday to discuss energy in New Orleans.

The meeting is a public forum with officials hearing from residents who share concerns about the future of the city and energy usage.

This comes before a resolution from Entergy New Orleans, which will be on the docket Thursday.

Entergy originally proposed a rate hike which would impact Algiers residents by about $22 a month. The revised proposal would change that rate hike to $3 with the company still able to decrease its overall electric revenue by $20 million.

The smart and sustainable cities, public works, and utilities committees all spoke about ways to create more sustainable energy and mimic other cities who accomplished that feat.

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