Electric Ireland launch new €30 online credit offer

New customers can now get €30 credit on their bills if they sign up to a new electricity or duel fuel plan online

David Baker
by David Baker on 30th June, 2014

Electric Ireland has unveiled a new online promotion designed to attract more electricity and dual fuel customers.

New customers who sign up online before the 5th of August will be able to take advantage of €30 credit once-off payment which will be applied to their first electricity or dual fuel bill. The €30 online bonus offer is available with the following tariffs from Electric Ireland and are available to compare on uSwitch.ie. Customers can also switch directly on the Electric Ireland website.

Electricity tariffs:

  • ValueSaver (Direct Debit)
  • ValueSaver (Direct Debit & Online Billing)
  • Green (Direct Debit & Online Billing)

Dual fuel tariffs:

  • Dual Value Saver (Direct debit)
  • Dual Value Saver (Direct debit & Online Billing)
  • Green (Direct Debit & Online Billing)

More savings Customers who switch online will now be able to make further savings on Electric Ireland’s current range of discounted electricity and dual fuel tariffs.

Customers who opt to sign up to Electric Ireland’s cheapest dual fuel tariff - Dual Value Saver (Direct Debit & Online Billing), will receive a 12% discount on their standard gas and electric unit rates.

With the discount of 12% and the €30 credit, an average customer consuming 5,300kWh per year of electricity and 13,800 kW/h of gas can expect to pay €1,938 in their first year (calculation include unit charges, standing charge, PSO levy, carbon tax and 13.5% VAT) versus €2,190 for customers who are on the company’s standard unit rate.

This represents a saving up to €252 per year for new customers who switch online. Electric Ireland currently has the cheapest electricity plan in the market.

With ValueSaver (Direct Debit & Online Billing), customers who switch online can avail of both the 15% discount on electricity and the €30 online credit. In addition to the €30 credit bonus, a further saving up to €153 can be made in the first year with this plan, based on the national average consumption (5,300 kW/h of electricity per year).

Cheapest gas and elctricity suppliers

The two tables below highlight the current cheapest electricity only and dual fuel tariffs available based on the national average consumption. According to the Energy Regulator (CER), the average Irish household uses 13,800 kW/h of gas and 5,300 kW/h of electricity per year. Prices include PSO Levy, Carbon Tax & 13.5% VAT. Prices correct at June 30 2014.

Cheapest electricity suppliers on average

Cheapest dual fuel suppliers on average

Terms of offer

This €30 online credit bonus is not available to existing customers and anyone applying must be over the age of 18 at the time of their application. 

Only one application of credit per person is allowed and entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted. Similarly, in instances where online applications are made in a joint name, only one €30 credit will apply.

In order to receive the credit bonus, customer details must be sent to Electric Ireland by 23.59 on the 4th August 2014 and any details received after this time will not be eligible. It is also non-refundable in terms of cash or any other alternative rewards.

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