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.
The average electricity customer can save up to €205 by switching to the cheapest deal on the market.
How do I find the best electricity tariff?
Finding the best electricity deal is easy using Switcher.ie’s gas and electricity comparison tool. You just need to enter information about:
- Your electricity usage
- Your electricity supplier
- How you pay your bills
Then we’ll show you all your available electricity plans, 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|
|Iberdrola||Green 23 (DD, online billing)||€860||Compare now|
|BEenergy||Budget Bonus (DD, online billing)||€866||Compare now|
|Iberdrola||Green Fixed 2020 (DD, online billing)||€870||Compare now|
This table shows the five cheapest electricity tariffs 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 gives an indication of the cheapest plans for the average user, the best bet is to carry out an electricity comparison using your own consumption to find 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).
- If you live in a smaller household with a lower-than-average consumption: you might find a plan with a smaller discount that offers cashback or bonuses up-front is better value.
Either way, finding the best electricity deal is really straightforward using Switcher.ie’s gas and electricity comparison tool.
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.
With a fixed price electricity offer you won’t need to worry about rising energy costs but it doesn’t mean your electric bill is fixed. The more electricity you use, the bigger your electric bill will be.
These deals are not common in Ireland, but 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.