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Switcher achieves fourth year CRU Accreditation

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is an independent body that regulates the electricity and natural gas sectors in Ireland and aims to act in the interests of energy customers.

In its framework document, the CRU sets out strict guidelines for energy price comparison websites like Switcher.ie. To ensure that price comparison websites continually meet these high standards, the CRU carries out an audit each year.

During this audit, the CRU tests websites like Switcher.ie to ensure they are:

  • independent;
  • impartial;
  • accurate;
  • up-to-date; and
  • easy to use.

They must also include all publicly available tariffs offered by licensed energy suppliers.

Switcher.ie passes accreditation audit for fifth time

On 6 September 2018, the CRU confirmed that Switcher.ie passed the latest accreditation audit, and has achieved CRU accreditation for the 5th year running.

Achieving this accreditation once again means that Switcher.ie continues to meet the strict guidelines set out by the CRU, and that the CRU endorses Switcher.ie as an independent, impartial and accurate source of information for consumers to use when searching for reliable comparisons of Irish energy suppliers.

Speaking about the fifth year accreditation, Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of Switcher.ie, said: “We’re delighted to achieve CRU accreditation for the fifth year running - we take our consumer champion role very seriously and this accreditation is an important stamp of approval for us.

“Switcher.ie’s free, independent and impartial energy price comparison tool makes switching really easy. It only takes around 5 minutes to compare deals and make a switch. The whole switch will be managed from start to finish and, as all suppliers use the same pipes and cables, there won’t be any disruption to your supply.”