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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Electricity switching went up in 2016, while gas switching levels dropped

This is according to the 2016 Retail Markets Annual Report from the CER.

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Fewer consumers complained to the CER in 2016

Of the complex complaints that were received, most related to billing.

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CER proposes another increase to the PSO Levy

The proposal equates to a 40% increase for domestic electricity customers.

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Energia launches the biggest dual fuel discount on the market

You could save up to €340 by signing up.

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How much gas and electricity does the average Irish household use?

It can be difficult to know what the norm is when it comes to energy consumption

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New CER changes to promote switching will be here in six months

These changes should help consumers when comparing deals

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Is your home heating set too high?

If so, you could be wasting hundreds of Euro on your bills.

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The calculation method for the PSO levy is changing

The change will 'typically' increase costs for domestic electricity customers.

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Ireland has a new electricity supplier - meet BEenergy

The supplier is offering one month's free electricity to new customers.

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Energia windfarm in Meenadreen - the largest in Ireland - is up and running

The 95MW windfarm has set a new Irish record.

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Living in Dublin? Energy-saving kits are now available from your local library!

If want to learn more about saving energy, these kits might be for you.

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CER says customers could save up to €499 by switching

The detail is contained in the CER's Retail Markets Report for July to September 2016.

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Switch your gas and electricity supplier and save up to €402 this year

Switching is quick and easy - and you could save hundreds of Euro!

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CER review shows a high percentage of consumers could benefit from switching

The review was focussed on competition in the electricity and gas retail markets in Ireland.

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Switcher.ie achieves CER Accreditation for the fourth year running

Consumers can continue to switch with confidence on Switcher.ie.

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Flogas launches cheapest natural gas deal, with 22% discount

This makes Flogas the cheapest gas-only plan on the market for new customers.

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SSE Airtricity launches €180 cashback offer, and the cheapest gas deal

There are new dual fuel tariffs, too, as well as some cashback offers.

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The HUB Controller - what you need to know

The latest Smart Thermostat to launch in Ireland is called the HUB Controller.

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Warmth and Wellbeing scheme to be extended to 700-800 more homes

The scheme is extending to eligible homes in Dublin 8, 10 and 22.

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Switching in electricity market to end-October is up on 2015

Meanwhile, gas switches continue to decline.

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Electricity switches are up on 2015, but gas switches are decreasing

There are huge savings to be made by switching provider

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Energia tops electricity buys with new 33% discount

The energy price war is raging on...

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Bord Gåis Energy has launched the best electricity deal on the market

The 24% discount makes Bord Gåis Energy the cheapest electricity-only deal on the market.

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Electric Ireland is offering customers €175 cash back

The cash back is available on certain electricity, gas and dual fuel plans.

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The CER's latest report shows only 19% of us are availing of electricity discounts

This means over 80% of electricity customers are missing out on hundreds of Euro in potential savings

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