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CRU Accreditation

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 fourth time

On 20 January 2017, the CRU confirmed that Switcher.ie passed the latest accreditation audit, and has achieved CRU accreditation for the 4th 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 fourth year accreditation, Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of Switcher.ie, said: “Switcher.ie is committed to providing accurate energy comparisons, and we are continually working on improving our service in order to help our customers find the best deals in the market.

“We take our consumer champion role very seriously - achieving this accreditation for the fourth year running is a testament to to helping consumers get the best value for money on their energy and other household bills.”