PrePayPower has been in operation in Ireland since 2011. It offers electricity-only, pre-pay plans, and the company has over 100,000 domestic customers.

PrePayPower’s cheapest electricity plan

Fuel type Plan Name Price
Electricity Pay Upfront €1,071
Gas PrePayGas €901.07

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The above table 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. According to the CRU, the average electricity customer uses 4,200 kWh per year, while the average gas customer uses 11,000 kWh.

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About PrePayPower Electricity and Gas

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

PrePayPower is fully bonded, regulated and licensed just like the other big energy suppliers in Ireland.

PrePayPower price changes

PrePayPower’s most recent price increase came into effect from 1 April 2019 which seen gas and electricity rates both increase by 3.9%. Prior to this, PrePayPower hiked its gas and electricity rates by 7.5% and 6.6% respectively from 3 August 2018.

The supplier also increased electricity prices by 5.6% on 1 December 2017. Like other suppliers, PrePayPower put these increases down to the rising wholesale energy costs.

The supplier only launched its gas product in March of 2018. Between 2015 and 2017, the company cut electricity rates four times, with a total reduction of 11.8%.

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 2018, PrePayPower was allocated the residual fuel mix.

PrePayPower Fuel Mix 2018

  • Gas 43%
  • Renewable 23.9%
  • Coal 17.9%
  • Peat 12.1%
  • Other 3%

Carbon dioxide emissions: 468 kg CO2 per MWh
National average is 291 kg CO2 per MWh
Source: CRU - 2018 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report

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