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Compare electricity prices and cut your costs

Don't overpay on your electricity bills. Here's a quick guide to help you compare electric prices today.

At the moment the average electricity customer can save up to €205 by switching from standard tariffs to the cheapest deal on the market.

When you’re shopping around for a new electricity plan, you’ll want to find the deal that suits your household best.

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How do I find the best electricity tariff?

Finding the best electricity deal is really straightforward using Switcher.ie’s gas and electricity comparison tool. You just need to enter information about your current electricity usage, which electricity supplier you’re with, and how you pay your bills, which only takes a couple of minutes.

We’ll then show you all of the available electricity plans, as well as information on your expected annual costs and how much you’ll save by switching.

What are the cheapest electricity deals on the market?

Supplier Plan Name Annual cost  
Energia Cheapest Electricity (DD, online billing) €838 Compare now
Electric Ireland SuperSaver (DD, online billing) €846 Compare now
BEenergy Budget Bonus (DD, online billing) €866 Compare now
Bord Gáis Energy 21% Discount (Level Pay, DD, paperless) €893 Compare now
Energia Cheapest Electricity 30% Discount €896 Compare now

This table shows the five cheapest electricity tariffs currently available in the market, based on the national average consumption, which - according to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is 4,200 kW/h of electricity per year.

While this will give you an indication as to the cheapest plans for the average user, the best bet is to carry out an electricity comparison based on your own consumption to figure out the deal that’s right for you.

How do I find the best electricity deal?

The right electricity deal for you will depend on things like the size of your household and your energy consumption.

If you live in a household with high consumption, a big discount will probably work best for you, as it will significantly reduce your bills over the discount period (usually 12 months). Finding the best electricity deal is really straightforward using Switcher.ie’s gas and electricity comparison tool.

A smaller household, with a lower-than-average consumption, might find that opting for a plan with a smaller ongoing discount and offers cashback or other bonuses up-front is better value.

What is a fixed price electricity deal?

A fixed priced electricity deal is where your unit rate and standing charge are set for the period of your contract. You won’t need to worry about rising energy costs. However this does not mean that the size of your electric bill is fixed – the more units that you use, the bigger your electric bill will be.

Although these deals are not common in Ireland, there are a couple of fixed-rate energy plans out there. Fixed-rate plans are not the cheapest plans, but they offer you some peace of mind and protection against any price hikes that might occur throughout the duration of your contract.

How to switch electricity supplier?

To switch electricity suppliers you need a recent electric bill, a current address and a few minutes of your time. Switching energy suppliers is very straightforward and should take you less than 10 minutes.

We’ll then show you all of the available electricity plans, as well as information on your expected annual costs and how much you’ll save by switching.

Switch and save up to €359 on your energy bills

It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving