CRU Accreditation

Switcher achieves sixth 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 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 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. passes accreditation audit for sixth time

In June 2019, the CRU confirmed that passed the latest accreditation audit, and has achieved CRU accreditation for the sixth year running.

Achieving this accreditation once again means that continues to meet the strict guidelines set out by the CRU, and that the CRU endorses 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 sixth year accreditation, Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of, said: “We’re delighted to achieve CRU accreditation for the sixth year running - we take our consumer champion role very seriously and this accreditation is an important stamp of approval for us.

“’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.”