Gas & Electricity News

Here's where you'll find all of the latest news on gas and electricity in the Irish market, including information on new products, improved features and great value deals. We'll also regularly be posting stories on Switcher.ie's research into the energy market.

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Fifth energy supplier announces price rise which will hit homes on New Year's Day

Energia has said it will increase gas and electricity prices by an average of 5.9% from 01 January 2019.

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Fourth price rise of winter hits with SSE Airtricity to raise gas and electricity prices just weeks before Christmas

The price increase will come into effect on 3 December 2018 adding €114 to customer bills.

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Billing still most common energy customer complaint according to CRU report

Most complex complaints from energy customers were in regards to billing.

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Sign up to one of SSE Airtricity’s new ‘Smart Home Bundles’ and get a 10% energy discount, and a FREE Climote, Amazon Echo and Echo Dot or Spot

The dual fuel bundle is worth over €800

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Third winter price hike announced as Pinergy put their prices up by 7.89% from 1 November

Second Pinergy increase for 2018 could add €66.04 onto the average annual electricity bill.

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Panda Power becomes the second energy supplier to announce a winter price rise: Bills to increase from 5 November

Latest price increase could add up to €174 to the the average annual bill.

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The first winter price hike has been announced: Flogas to increase rates from 1 November

The increase will add over €80 onto the average annual bill.

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CRU Report reveals gas switching on the rise for start of 2018

Electricity switching took a dive for the first part of 2018.

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Worried about future price hikes? Just Energy has launched some 24-month fixed-rate plans

These plans could help to give you some peace of mind.

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Switcher.ie accredited by the CRU for the fifth year running

This is an important stamp of approval

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Worried about winter energy bills? The Fuel Allowance or Household Benefits Package could be a big help

It's worth checking now to see if you're eligible

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Thinking of getting a smart thermostat? We compare Hive, climote, Nest and Netatmo

Smart thermostats are getting more and more popular.

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Switcher.ie EXCLUSIVE: Free Netatmo smart thermostat with Energia's Cheapest Dual Fuel deal

This offer is only available for a limited time.

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Eurostat report shows Ireland is amongst the most expensive countries in the EU for energy

The new report was published today.

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The PSO Levy is decreasing by 55% from 1 October - a €57 annual saving on electricity bills

This is an even bigger decrease than what was initially proposed

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Are you an SSE Airtricity customer? Your bills will be increasing from Saturday

The price hike will add €140 onto dual fuel bills for the average customer

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Eight energy suppliers have now announced summer price hikes

Bord Gáis Energy and PrePayPower are the latest suppliers to do so.

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CRU report finds energy switchers could have saved over €1,400 in the last four years

Active customers can make huge savings - but majority of customers still don't switch.

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Panda Power and Pinergy both plan to hike prices from 1 August

This brings the total amount of price increases so far this summer to six.

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Flogas customers to see gas prices rise by 12.8% from 1 August

This is the third price hike announcement we've seen this month

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Electric Ireland to hike prices for gas and electricity customers from 1 August

The hikes will add €56 onto the average annual electricity bill and €55 onto the average annual gas bill.

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Pinergy research finds over half of Irish consumers are not actively monitoring their energy usage

The findings form part of Pinergy's 'Consumer Energy Monitor'

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Good news for electricity customers - CRU proposes a decrease to the PSO Levy

A final decision on the Levy for 18/19 will be published later this summer.

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SSE Airtricity to hike gas and electricity prices from 14 July

The average dual fuel customer will pay €140 more per year.

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Sign up to SSE Airtricity's new dual fuel offer and get a FREE Dublin Zoo annual pass worth €185

This offer is available on SSE's 1 Year Dual Fuel 10/10 - Dublin ZOO plan

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