Gas and electricity suppliers

Compare gas, electricity and dual fuel plans across all suppliers in the Irish market and make huge savings. 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

BEenergy

BEenergy launched in Ireland in 2017, providing electricity-only plans. BEenergy is part of Budget Energy, which is based in Derry and Belfast. Budget Energy has been powering thousands of homes, business and farms across Northern Ireland since 2011.

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Bord Gais Energy

Bord Gais Energy

Bord Gáis Energy is one of Ireland’s largest gas and electricity suppliers. Bord Gáis Energy is the retail arm of Bord Gáis, a commercial semi-state company supplying gas and electricity to over 800,000 homes and businesses across the country. In addition to supplying gas and electricity, Bord Gáis Energy offers boilers servicing and repair services to customers.

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Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland is one of Ireland’s largest gas and electricity suppliers, supplying electricity to around 1.8 million customers in Ireland. Electric Ireland is a division of ESB. The company was launched in April 2011 when they entered into the residential gas market.

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Energia

Energia

Energia’s residential gas and electricity price plans launched in January, 2014. Energia has been providing gas and electricity to Irish businesses since 1999. Energia has 65,000 residential electricity customers and 30,000 residential gas customers. Over a quarter of all Irish businesses have chosen Energia as their energy supplier, including more than a third of all Irish SMEs.

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Flogas

Flogas

Flogas Natural gas is the fourth largest residential gas supplier in Ireland. The Flogas company commenced as Flogas Limited, which was incorporated in September 1977 and commenced business in August 1978. In March 1995 the Flogas company became a wholly owned subsidiary of DCC plc.

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Just Energy

Just Energy

Just Energy launched in Ireland in 2017, providing a range of electricity, gas and dual fuel plans - including the first unlimited plans in the Irish market. Just Energy is a global energy company with around 1.5 million customers across North America, the UK and Germany.

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Panda Power

Panda Power

Panda Power entered the Irish electricity market in 2015. Panda Power provides green energy from renewable sources with no negative impact on the environment. Panda Power’s sister company, Panda, is Ireland’s largest recycling company with over 150,000 customers and and annual turnover of €95 million. Its customer base is heavily concentrated in Dublin (Dun Laoghaire, Rathdown and Fingal), Louth, Meath, Westmeath and Wicklow.

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Pinergy

Pinergy

Pinergy is an Irish-owned company bringing a bright new alternative to the energy market. With the use of their innovative smart technology, Pinergy offer both domestic and business customers a simple but effective way of managing their electricity usage.

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PrePayPower

PrePayPower

PrePayPower offer a Pay-As-You-Go electricity service to Irish electricity customers. PrePayPower customers receive no bills. Customers top up like a mobile phone. There are hundreds of handy places to top-up nearby all around the country alternatively customers can use a credit or debit card to top-up from home over the phone - 7 days a week. PrePayPower is fully bonded, regulated and licensed just like the other big suppliers.

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SSE Airtricity

SSE Airtricity

SSE Airtricity supplies gas and electricity throughout Ireland. SSE Airtricity is Ireland’s largest independent energy provider and is powered by SSE with renewable energy from the largest wind generation portfolio on the island of Ireland. SSE Airtricity is a wholly-owned division of SSE plc, the broadest-based energy utility in the UK.

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Gas and electricity suppliers in Ireland

There are 10 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 €289 by switching from standard tariffs to the cheapest deals on the market.

Which suppliers offer electricity and what’s the cheapest electricity deal?

There are nine suppliers that offer electricity in Ireland - BEEnergy, Bord Gáis Energy, Electric Ireland, Energia, Just Energy, 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 €156 - this is because the average standard tariff comes in at €1005.26, while the cheapest plan on the market is just €849 per year for the average electricity customer.

Which suppliers offer gas and what’s the cheapest gas deal?

There are seven suppliers that offer gas in Ireland - Bord Gáis Energy, Electric Ireland, Energia, Flogas, Just Energy, Panda Power and SSE Airtricity.

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 €817.69, while the cheapest plan on the market is just €700, meaning taking some time to switch could save an average gas user €118.

Which suppliers offer dual fuel plans and what’s the cheapest dual fuel deal?

There are six Irish energy suppliers that offer dual fuel plans - Bord Gáis Energy, Electric Ireland, Energia, Just Energy, Panda Power and SSE Airtricity.

The average gas and electricity customer can save up to €289 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.

How to choose an energy supplier and switch energy

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!

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16th November, 2018

Fifth energy supplier announces price rise which will hit homes on New Year's Day

Energia has said it will increase gas and electricity prices by an average of 5.9% from 01 January 2019.

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2nd November, 2018

Fourth price rise of winter hits with SSE Airtricity to raise gas and electricity prices just weeks before Christmas

The price increase will come into effect on 3 December 2018 adding €114 to customer bills.

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1st November, 2018

Billing still most common energy customer complaint according to CRU report

Most complex complaints from energy customers were in regards to billing.

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25th October, 2018

Sign up to one of SSE Airtricity’s new ‘Smart Home Bundles’ and get a 10% energy discount, and a FREE Climote, Amazon Echo and Echo Dot or Spot

The dual fuel bundle is worth over €800

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