PrePayPower energy prices in Ireland

PrePayPower offers Pay-As-You-Go gas, electricity and dual fuel to help you stay in control of your energy costs.

PrePayPower’s cheapest electricity and gas plans

PrepayPower is Ireland’s top pay-as-you-go energy supplier.

The table below display’s PrePayPower’s standard pre-pay electricity and gas plans, and what they would cost the average electricity and gas customer for the first year. You may pay more or less, depending on the size of your household.

According to the CRU, the average electricity customer uses 4,200 kW/h per year, while the average gas customer uses 11,000 kW/h.

Fuel type Plan Name Price
Electricity Classic Pay €1,760
Gas PrePayGas €1,458

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Above rates effective as of 1 July 2022.

To compare PrePayPower with plans and tariffs from other suppliers, visit our free energy comparison tool.

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About PrePayPower Electricity and Gas

PrePayPower offers a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) electricity and gas service. This means that PrePay Power customers receive no bills, instead ‘topping up’ their account in advance, like a mobile phone.

PrePayPower is fully bonded, regulated and licensed just like the other big energy suppliers in Ireland and has over 160,000 Irish customers.

PrePayPower price changes

PrepayPower’s latest price change was announced in June 2022 and will see an increase in electricity and gas rates, effective 1 July 2022.

  • Electricity rates to increase by 9.9% which will raise the average electricity bill by €159
  • Gas rates raised by 19.9% which will increase bills by €242 for the average gas customer

Prior to this, PrepayPower announced an increase in electricity and gas rates by 9.9% and 19.9%, respectively. This increase was effective from 1 April 2022.

In September 2021, PrePayPower announced that it was to increase its prices, effective 22 October. This increase added €135 to the average electricity bill and €77 to the average gas bill.

On 1 October 2021, PrePayPower increased its electricity and gas prices by 2.9% and 8.32%, respectively. This added €31 to the average electricity bill and €74 to the average gas bill.

PrePayPower increased their standard electricity and gas rates by 9.7% and 4.4%, respectively. This increase added approximately €160 per annum to the average residential dual fuel bill from 8 July 2021.

Prior to this, PrePayPower announced a price decrease, effective 1 April 2020. This seen a saving of over €97 per year on average for dual fuel customers:

  • Electricity rates dropped by 2.5%
  • Gas rates fell by 11.5%

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How does PrePayPower generate electricity?

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) requires that electricity suppliers disclose the sources they use to generate their energy each year.

If suppliers choose not to make a declaration, they are allocated the residual fuel mix, which is the fuel mix left over from the All Island fuel mix after individual supplier’s fuel mixes have been calculated.

For 2020, PrePayPower was allocated the residual fuel mix.

PrePayPower Fuel Mix 2020

     
  • Gas 47.7%
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  • Renewable 31.7%
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  • Coal 6.8%
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  • Peat 4.6%
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  • Other 9.2%

Carbon dioxide emissions: 407 kg CO2 per MWh
The national average is 236 gCO2 per MWh
Source: CRU - 2020 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report

PrePayPower FAQs

Do I have to pay for installation of the PrePayPower meter?

No, the installation of the meter is free and you can choose a time that suits you.

The engineer will show you how to use your meter and install the app on your smartphone.

How do I switch to PrePayPower?

It’s quick and easy. Just visit our guide, How to switch your gas and electricity, to find out everything you need to know about switching your energy supplier.

How do I top-up my PrePayPower meter?

There are three ways to top up:

  • Mobile App - download on Android or iPhone
  • Website - just top-up online
  • Shop - buy a top-up in your local shop

What are the benefits of prepaid electricity & gas?

There are lots of benefits to choosing pay as you go energy. Here are some of them:

  • Fewer bills to pay
  • No bi-monthly shocks
  • Easy top-up options
  • Free and quick installation
  • Control over your electricity usage
  • The PrepayPower App

What's the customer services number for PrePay Power?

You can phone the Customer Support team via:

  • Telephone: 0818 323 920
  • Website: Contact Us page.

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