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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

Fuel type Plan Name Price
Electricity Best Electricity - 32% Discount (Direct Debit & Paperless) €832
Gas Best Gas - 26% Discount (Direct Debit & Paperless) €613
Dual Fuel Best Dual Fuel - 29% Electricity & 38% Gas €1,396

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The above table shows Bord Gáis Energy’s cheapest electricity, gas and dual fuel plans, and what they would cost the average electricity, gas and dual fuel customer for the first year. According to the CRU, the average electricity customer uses 4,200 kWh per year, while the average gas customer user 11,000 kWh.

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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

Most recently Bord Gáis Energy announced a 6.5% decrease in their gas prices and 4.5% decrease in their electricity prices from 1 May 2020.

Prior to this Bord Gáis Energy announced a 4% decrease in their gas prices and 2.5% increase in their electricity prices from 28 October 2019. This price change followed a previous hike in their electricity and gas prices from 10 March 2019 by 4.3% and 2.4%respectively.

In the summer of 2018, we saw price hikes from almost all energy suppliers in the market, and Bord Gáis Energy was no exception.

On 6 August 2018, the supplier increased electricity prices by 5.8%, adding €60 onto the annual bill for an average customer, with gas prices going up by 4.7%, which increased the average annual gas bill by €36.72.

Prior to this, in September 2017, Bord Gáis Energy announced that its gas prices would increase by 3.4% from 1 November 2017, while a typical electricity customer’s bill would go up by 5.9%.

Before these hikes, Bord Gáis Energy made 3 cuts to both its gas and electricity prices in 2015-2016, as follows:

  • 16 March 2015 - 2.5% cut to electricity rates, 3.5% cut to gas rates
  • 1 October 2015 - 2% cut to electricity rates, 2.5% cut to gas rates
  • 1 October 2016 - 5% cut to electricity rates, 2.5% cut to gas rates

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

Energy Switching FAQ’s

Are there limits to how many times I can change supplier?

No, you can change suppliers as often as you like, but your old supplier may charge for cancellation or early termination if you leave during the minimum term.

Can I revert my decision to change energy supplier?

Yes, under consumer protection laws you have a statutory 14-day cooling-off period.

You’ll need to contact your new supplier if you change your mind during this period and you can cancel the switch free of charge.

How long will my switch take?

It usually takes 7-14 days for your switch to be carried out.

The exact time it takes for your switch to be completed depends on the supplier, however, it shouldn’t take any longer than 28 days.

How will I know that my energy switch is complete?

You should receive a welcome pack and price plan information from your new supplier. They will also be in touch by email to keep you informed of progress.

When should I cancel my Direct Debit to my current supplier?

After your switch, you’ll receive a final bill from your old supplier, which you’ll need to pay to close your account.

Once this is done, you can cancel your Direct Debit to your old supplier.

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