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Guide

Your complete guide to gas & electricity in Ireland

Here’s how to make sense of the energy market, find the best gas and electricity prices, save energy and cut bills.

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Our expert says

Despite spiralling living costs, there are ways to reduce your bills and cut spending on gas and electricity.

The rise in energy and food prices has left many to choose between heating or eating over the last year. However, you can still save money when you switch to a cheaper tariff and avail of their introductory discount.

To make your search easier, use a comparison website accredited by the CRU and have all your details, like the name of your energy provider, tariff and energy usage to hand.

Are there other ways to cut bills?

For further savings, a dual fuel tariff could be cheaper and simpler to manage if you use both gas and electricity. Opt to pay by direct debit and choose paperless billing if you can.

If you have a smart meter installed, consider a Smart plan or Time of Use (ToU) tariff, which helps you control usage and enjoy lower unit prices at certain times of the day or week.

If you’re not yet ready to switch your provider, improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your energy use to save money.

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Cheapest Electricity Prices in Ireland

Compare electricity prices in Ireland & switch to a cheaper deal that could save you up to €181

Supplier Plan Name Annual Cost
Electric Ireland ValueSaver (DD & eBill) €2,020
Electric Ireland Green Electricity (DD & eBill) €2,029
Electric Ireland ValueSaver (DD & Paper Bill) €2,029
SSE Airtricity 1 Year Electricity 10 (DD & eBill) €2,064
Energia Grow 10% (DD & eBill) €2,067

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Savings message is per year, compared to the typical standard electricity tariff, and based on the national average consumption. According to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), the average Irish household uses 4,200 kW/h of electricity per year. Calculation based on Urban 24 electricity tariff. Costs include 9% VAT, annual cost includes standing charge and PSO levy.

The electricity comparison prices are for new customers only. At Switcher.ie, whether you are looking for the cheapest electricity price, discounted saving, or best fixed or variable rates we compare electricity plans from all Irish electricity suppliers to find the best deal for you. Last updated on 01/11/2022.

Latest Update

Energy roundup

New windfall tax to cut energy costs for households

November 2022: A new windfall tax on the energy sector aimed at reducing prices for households has been agreed upon and signed off by the Government.

Other Government measures rolled out to help people with the rising cost of living, include three €200 energy credits per household to be paid out between November and March.

First €200 electricity credit due in November

October 2022: The recently announced Government Electricity Credit, totalling €600, will be paid in three instalments of €200, with the first due in November 2022. Electricity customers can expect further credits in January and March 2023 to help with electricity bills.

Flogas Energy to further increase prices

October 2022: Flogas customers will see their electricity bills pushed up by 17%, and gas bills will rise by 23% from 26 October. The company’s third price increase this year will add around €340 a year to the average customer’s electricity bill, and €395 a year to their gas bill.

Electric Ireland customers face price hikes

October 2022: Electric Ireland is increasing electricity bills by 26.7% and gas bills by 37.5% from 1 October. The move will add around €446 per year to the average electricity bill and around €516 per year to the average gas bill. Electric Ireland’s price hikes will hit over a million electricity customers and 150,000 gas customers.

Suppliers cut discounts as energy crisis mounts

October 2022: Ireland’s biggest gas and electricity providers are continuing to slash discounts and rewards for new and existing customers. This has left customers facing skyrocketing bills and fewer options to switch.

Bord Gáis Energy, Electric Ireland, Energia, SSE Airticity and Flogas have all reduced discounts or withdrawn cashback in recent months.

Five tips for an easy switch

Check when your existing plan ends to avoid exit fees

The best time to compare suppliers is when you’re coming to the end of your discount period. To benefit from lower prices, arrange for your energy switch to take place as soon as your current plan ends.

Use a comparison website to search and compare plans

Look for plans that offer you the biggest savings, and view plan info to check things like unit rates, standing charges and exit fees. Use the filters to narrow down your results and make comparisons easier.

Consider customer reviews and the experience of your friends and family, especially if registered for special or priority services.

Ensure your existing supplier, tariff and meter details are to hand

On our switching page, you’ll need to give these details, so have your information ready to speed up the process.

  • your current supplier
  • the name of your current plan
  • the type of meter you have
  • supply region
  • how you pay your supplier.

For accurate results, provide your actual energy usage

To get the most accurate savings figures, find out how much gas and electricity you use per year and how much you’re paying. The results will show the estimated annual bill (EAB) and the amount you could save by switching.

You should be able to get your annual kWh usage from your online account or past bills. If you don’t have the information to hand, you can simply use the national average to gauge price and savings.

Be ready to supply bank details and meter numbers to complete your switch

Once you’ve picked your new supplier, you’ll need to provide some more details to complete the switch, like your address and bank details to set up a direct debit. Energy providers usually offer an extra discount if you pay by direct debit.

You’ll also need your meter point reference number (MPRN) and gas point reference number (GPRN), which you can find on your bill.

Switcher.ie is accredited by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities as an impartial, accurate and independent supplier of energy price comparisons.

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) assists energy customers by providing information and resolving complaints. Find more information at cru.ie.

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KwH

A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the standard measurement for electricity and gas. It’s the energy you’d use if you kept a 1,000-watt appliance running for an hour. It’s also referred to as a unit.

Standing charge

The standing charge is a fixed amount added to your tariff to cover a supplier’s maintenance and administration costs. The charge remains the same regardless of your energy use.

EAB

The Estimated Annual Bill (EAB) estimates the average household energy cost for a year and includes VAT and other charges such as the standing charge and PSO Levy.

MPRN & GPRN

The Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) and Gas Point Reference Number (GPRN) is the unique number assigned to your electricity or gas connection. You’ll find it on your bill or online account.