COVID-19 Update - Despite the current coronavirus restrictions you can still switch your energy supplier.
Compare Energy Suppliers in Ireland. Switching to a new energy deal is quick and easy and could save you hundreds of euro per year. Your new supplier will manage the switch, so it’s hassle free!
BEenergy is a low cost electricity supplier that powers homes, businesses and farms. Billing isn’t based on estimates, so you only pay for what you use. You can either spread costs over the year with a fixed monthly direct debit, or pay for what you use each month on a variable plan.
Bord Gáis Energy supplies gas and electricity and is also the largest boiler servicing and repair company in Ireland. It offers smart energy products like Hive Active Heating that lets you control your heating remotely from your smart device. Bord Gáis Energy’s Rewards Club gets you savings with partners like Tesco and Center Parcs Ireland.
Community Power is Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier, with a mission to support Ireland to run on clean, renewable power. It generates renewable energy from its wind farm, and also buys renewable power from communities and cooperatives to sell on. You can exit your contract whenever you like, without paying any penalty charges.
Energia supplies 100% renewable green energy to over 250,000 homes and businesses in Ireland. It operates one of the biggest wind farms and buys energy from other renewable sources - supplying 21% of Ireland’s total wind power. Energia won the Green Energy Provider award at the 2019 and 2020 Green Energy Awards.
Pinergy provides renewable energy solutions from wind, solar and hydro power and aims to help businesses, farms and homes become more energy efficient. It creates smart energy tools to help you understand your energy consumption and find ways of cutting it down to reduce waste and costs.
PrepayPower offers bill free pay-as-you-go energy, so you don’t need to worry about getting large estimated bills. A Smart Control System is fitted into your home so you can see how much energy you’re using and how much credit you have left. You can top up online, in your local shop or by phone and you’ll never be cut off at night or weekends.
There are thirteen energy suppliers in Ireland - here at Switcher.ie we compare the whole market, so you can find the cheapest plan out there, whether you have gas, electricity, or both.
At the moment, the average customer can save up to €475 by switching from standard tariffs to the cheapest deals on the market.
There are thirteen suppliers that offer electricity in Ireland - BEEnergy, Bord Gáis Energy, bright, Community Power, Electric Ireland, Energia, Flogas, Glowpower, Iberdrola, Panda Power, Pinergy, PrePayPower and SSE Airtricity.
The majority of these providers are traditional electricity suppliers, while Pinergy and PrePayPower both specialise in providing prepaid electricity services. Electric Ireland also offer some prepaid tariffs.
If you haven’t switched electricity on a while, the chances are you’re on a standard electricity rate, which means switching could save you up to €303 - this is because the average standard tariff comes in at €1,098, while the cheapest plan on the market is just €795 per year for the average electricity customer.
Like electricity, if you haven’t switched your gas supplier in over a year, you’ll be on a standard gas rate by now. The average standard gas tariff comes in at €774, while the cheapest plan on the market is just €621, meaning taking some time to switch could save an average gas user €153.
The average gas and electricity customer can save up to €475 by switching from standard tariffs to the cheapest deals out there. Depending on your usage, you may make bigger savings switching to individual gas and electricity plans, rather than a dual fuel deal, but some consumers like the idea of just dealing with one supplier on billing and any queries.
The best way to choose a new energy supplier and deal is to carry out an energy price comparison.
In order to compare deals, all you need is a copy of your recent energy bills and to answer a few quick questions about your current supplier and what you want to get from your new supplier.
You’ll get the most accurate results if you enter your actual energy consumption (which you can find on your bills) but if you don’t have this, don’t worry - you can use the national averages to get an idea of the cheapest deals out there.
You may be worried about switching to a new supplier in case you lose service for a period of time, but there’s no need for concern. All suppliers use the same pipes and cables to supply energy to your home, so there won’t be any interruption in supply.
Once you choose a deal, you just need to enter a few details - including your current meter readings - and then your new supplier will take it from there!