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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.

Following price hike announcements from SSE Airtricity, Electric Ireland, Flogas and Energia in June, Panda Power and Pinergy have both announced this morning that they are also hiking prices from 1 August.

Panda Power will be increasing their electricity standard unit rate by 5.9% and their gas standard unit rate by 5%. This will mean an increase of almost €80 on a typical dual fuel bill.

Meanwhile, Pinergy will hike its electricity prices by 9.38% from 1 August. The increase will add €71.76 onto the average annual electricity bill.

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