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Bord Gáis Energy

Bord Gáis Energy offer electricity, gas and dual fuel tariffs for both domestic and business users. Here’s a closer look at what they offer, where their energy comes from and how much it costs.

Bord Gáis Energy’s cheapest gas, electricity and dual fuel plans

Here are the cheapest electricity, gas and dual fuel plans from Bord Gáis. The table shows the cost to the average electricity, gas and dual fuel customer for the first year.

According to the CRU, the average electricity customer uses 4,200 kW/h per year, while the average gas customer uses 11,000 kW/h per year.

Fuel type Plan Name Price
Electricity Best Electricity - 36% Discount (Direct Debit & Paperless) €951
Gas Best Gas - 29% Discount (Direct Debit & Paperless) €687
Dual Fuel Best Dual Fuel - 31% Electricity & 40% Gas €1,612

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Above rates effective as of 8 August 2021.

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To find out how your current tariff compares to other deals on the market, and how much you can save by switching, all you need to do is provide a few details about your supplier, tariff and usage.

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About Bord Gáis Energy Gas and Electricity

Bord Gáis Energy is a dual-fuel energy supplier, which has operated in the Irish gas market since 1976 and launched an electricity product for residential customers in 2009.

The company now supplies energy to over 680,000 customers in Ireland, making it one of the biggest suppliers in the Irish energy market.

Bord Gáis Energy’s parent company is the global Centrica plc Group.

Bord Gáis Energy price changes

In July 2021, Bord Gáis Energy announced that it was to increase its prices, effective 8 August.

  • Electricity rates to increase by 12.5% which will raise the average electricity bill by €137
  • Gas rates raised by 14% which will increase bills by €100 for the average gas customer.

Bord Gáis Energy’s last price change took place in April 2021 where electricity prices increased by 7.4%. This has seen an average increase of around €81 on the average electricity bill per year.

The company has also introduced year-on-year recurring discounts for customers who pay by Direct Debit and opt for Paperless Billing. Direct Debit customers will be billed bi-monthly by Bord Gáis Energy.

How does Bord Gáis Energy generate gas and electricity?

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) requires that energy suppliers disclose the sources they use to generate their energy each year. The fuel mix used by Bord Gáis Energy in 2019 is outlined below.

Bord Gáis Energy Fuel Mix 2019

  • Gas 68.6%
  • Renewable 31.1%
  • Coal 0.1%
  • Peat 0.2%
  • Other 0%

Carbon dioxide emissions: 318 kg CO2 per MWh
National average is 254 kg CO2 per MWh
Source: CRU - 2019 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report

Bord Gais FAQs

Can I top up my Bord Gais meter online?

No, Bord Gais don’t offer an online top-up facility for Pay as You Go (PAYG) customers at the moment.

There is an emergency credit of €10 on all PAYG meters.

How do I contact customer services at Bord Gais?

Residential customers can contact Bord Gais via:

  • Telephone: 01 611 01 01 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm)
  • Post: Home energy, Bord Gáis Energy, PO Box 10943, Dublin 2
  • Website: Contact us page.

How do I switch to Bord Gais?

Visit our guide, How to switch your gas and electricity to find out everything you need to know about switching your energy supplier.

How much is a boiler service or repair with Bord Gais?

The standard cost of a breakdown service is €99 for the first 30 minutes, and €25 for every 15 minutes thereafter.

The price does not include the price for parts if required. If parts are needed, these will be charged as extra.

The total cost of the breakdown service will be charged upfront or to your Homecare account.

When will I get my Bord Gais smart meter?

ESB Networks plans to install a smart meter into every customers’ home in the next three years.

The rollout has already started in parts of Dublin, Cork, Laois, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow.

Once you have your smart meter, you’ll get more accurate information about energy usage. This will allow you to manage your bills with more accuracy and mean the end of estimated bills.

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