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Lower electricity bills predicted for summer

Energy forecasters are projecting that summer electric bills will fall to their lowest level in four years, largely due to what they expect will be a mild summer — notwithstanding Tuesday’s 90-plus-degree temperatures in Boston.

From June through August, the average New England household is expected to spend $329 on electricity, down 2.9 percent from the same period last year, according to the US Energy Department. Nationally, the average electric bill is projected to decline 2.5 percent to $395.

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