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Electric Ireland

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) €965 Compare now
Gas Standard Domestic Gas (Direct Debit & Online Billing) €702 Compare now
Dual Fuel Dual ValueSaver (Direct Debit & Online Billing) €1,627 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 CER, 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

In October 2017, Electric Ireland announced it is increasing its electricity prices by 4% from 1 February 2018. This is the company’s first price rise in a number of years.

In the years prior to the price rise announcement, 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 2016 is outlined below.

Electric Ireland Fuel Mix 2016

Electric Ireland Fuel Mix

Carbon dioxide emissions: 413 kg CO2 per MWh
National average is 367 kg CO2 per MWh
Source: 2016 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report.

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