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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.
Cheapest Electricity Prices in Ireland
Compare electricity prices in Ireland & switch to a cheaper deal that could save you up to €251
|Supplier||Plan Name||Annual Cost|
|SSE Airtricity||1 Year Electricity 20 (DD & eBill)||€1,682|
|Bord Gáis Energy||New Electricity 15% (DD & eBill)||€1,722|
|SSE Airtricity||1 Year Electricity 20 (DD & Paper Bill)||€1,755|
|Flogas||Fixed Rate Electricity 1yr (DD & eBill)||€1,758|
|Energia||Home Electricity 10% (DD & eBill)||€1,792|
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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 03/10/2023.
CRU announces moratorium on energy disconnections this winter
29/09/2023: The energy regulator has announced a temporary ban on gas and electricity disconnections for all customers this winter.
The moratorium will be extended from December 1st this year until January 31st, 2024. Vulnerable customers will be protected for longer, from October 1st to March 31st, 2024.
Other CRU protections this winter include extended repayment periods, reduced debt burden on Pay-as-you-go, better value on financial hardship meters and greater promotion of the vulnerable customer register.
Bord Gáis Energy cuts unit rates and standing charges
20/09/2023: Bord Gáis Energy is the latest big supplier to cut its prices.
Energy prices for gas and electricity customers will drop by 15.5% from November 9th, while standing charges on both fuels will also be reduced by 15.5%.
This means a typical dual-fuel customer will save up to €631 per year on their bill.
Flogas drop gas and electricity rates by 30%
15/09/2023: Flogas have announced a 30% reduction to their electricity and gas rates, as well as a drop to their standing charges.
Dual fuel customers will see an annual decrease of €1,673 on the average, standard rate bill, electricity customers will see a reduction of €895, while gas customers will save €778.
The changes will take effect from November 6th.
PrepayPower latest supplier to cut prices
14/09/2023: Pay-as-you-go energy supplier PrepayPower are the latest company to drop rates.
Electricity rates will decrease by 12.8%, while gas will go down by 13.5%. The cuts will take effect on November 1st.
The company said it will mean a saving of around €435 a year for a typical dual-fuel customer, while a typical electricity customer could save €223 in a year on their bill.
SSE Airtricity reduce energy prices by up to 12%
08/09/2023: SSE Airtricity, has announced a 10% decrease to gas rates and 12% to electricity rates by 10% to take effect from 1st November 2023.
The price reduction to its standard household tariffs could mean a saving of around €384.55 (inc VAT) per year (based on an average 24 hour urban direct debit/ebill dual fuel customer on a standard tariff). All domestic Irish gas and electricity customers will automatically have the reduced rate applied to their bills.
Electric Ireland cut gas and electricity prices
07/09/2023: Electric Ireland has announced a cut to electricity and gas prices by 10% and 12%, respectively, from 1st November 2023.
The reduction of unit rate and standing charges equates to a saving of €17.67 per month on the average electricity bill and €18.06 per month on the average gas bill.
Annually this could mean savings of around €212.06 for electricity customers and €216.67 for gas customers based on the Estimated Annual Bill (EAB). For Electric Ireland’s dual fuel customers, this means a combined annual reduction of €428.74.
Energia first large supplier to drop prices
01/09/2023: Energia is the first large energy supplier to drop its prices.
From October 3rd, smart electricity and dual fuel customers will see a 20% decrease in unit rates - meaning an average annual saving of €357 for electricity customers, and €682 for customers who use duel fuel.
Standard electricity customers will see a reduction of 15% on unit rates or an average of €305 per year, based on the average annual bill.
Pinergy cut prices for second time since March
28/08/2023: Pinergy have announced a 9.5% drop in standard residential electricity prices from October 1st.
The change will mean an annual saving of €220 for the average household on a standard plan.
Although wholesale energy costs are dropping, they remain three times higher than they were before the energy crisis.
This is the second time the supplier has decreased prices since March.
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.
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.
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.
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.