Bord Gáis Energy
Bord Gáis Energy has been in operation in Ireland since 1976. It offers a variety of electricity-only, gas-only and dual fuel plans to consumers and business customers.
Bord Gáis Energy’s cheapest gas, electricity and dual fuel plans
|Fuel type||Plan Name||Price|
|Electricity||21% Discount (Direct Debit & Paperless)||€893||Compare now|
|Gas||14% Discount (Direct Debit & Paperless)||€740||Compare now|
|Dual Fuel||Dual Fuel 1 Year - 21% Electricity + 14% Gas||€1,633||Compare now|
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 they would hike electricity prices by 4.3% and gas by 2.4% from 10 March 2019.
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 Level Pay and opt for Paperless Billing.
How does Bord Gáis Energy generate gas and electricity?
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) requires that eenergy suppliers disclose the sources they use to generate their energy each year. The fuel mix used by Bord Gáis Energy in 2017 is outlined below.
Bord Gáis Energy Fuel Mix 2017
Carbon dioxide emissions: 330 kg CO2 per MWh
National average is 325 kg CO2 per MWh
Source: 2017 CRU Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report.
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