Electric Ireland offers a variety of electricity-only, gas-only and dual fuel plans to consumers and business customers.
Electric Ireland’s cheapest gas, electricity and dual fuel plans
|Fuel type||Plan Name||Price|
|Electricity||ValueSaver (Direct Debit & Online Billing)||€961||Compare now|
|Gas||Standard Domestic Gas (Direct Debit & Online Billing)||€755||Compare now|
|Dual Fuel||Dual ValueSaver (Direct Debit & Online Billing)||€1,673||Compare now|
The above table shows Electric Ireland’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 Electric Ireland Gas and Electricity
Electric Ireland is a dual-fuel supplier which supplies electricity to 1.2 million customers and gas to 150,000 customers in Ireland.
Electric Ireland is the supply division of the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), which was established in 1927 and was the former monopoly electricity company in Ireland. The company rebranded to Electric Ireland in 2011.
Electric Ireland price changes
On 1 August 2018, Electric Ireland increased its electricity and gas prices by 6.2% and 8% respectively. The increase added €56 onto the average annual electricity bill and €55 onto the average annual gas bill.
This was the second price hike from the supplier in 2018 - Electric Ireland also increased its electricity prices by 4% on 1 February 2018.
In the years prior to the price rise announcements, Electric Ireland made 3 cuts to both its gas and electricity prices, as follows:
- 17 November 2014 - 2.4% cut to electricity rates
- 1 April 2015 - 2.5% cut to gas rates
- 16 November 2015 - 3% cut to electricity rates
- 1 January 2016 - 2.5% cut to gas rates
- 1 June 2016 - 6% cut to electricity rates
- 1 October 2016 - 5% cut to gas rates
How does Electric Ireland generate gas and electricity?
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) requires that electricity suppliers disclose the sources they use to generate their energy each year. The fuel mix used by Electric Ireland in 2017 is outlined below.
Electric Ireland Fuel Mix 2017
Carbon dioxide emissions: 365 kg CO2 per MWh
National average is 325 kg CO2 per MWh
Source: 2017 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report.
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