Electric ireland

Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland offers a variety of electricity-only, gas-only and dual fuel plans to consumers and business customers.

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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

Since 2014, Electric Ireland has 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 Energy Regulation (CER) requires that electricity suppliers disclose the sources they use to generate their energy each year. The fuel mix used by Electric Ireland in 2015 is outlined below.

Electric Ireland Fuel Mix 2015

Electric Ireland Fuel Mix

Carbon dioxide emissions: 486 kg CO2 per MWh
National average is 393 kg CO2 per MWh
Source: CER’s 2015 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report.

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