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
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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 hiked its gas and electricity rates by 7.5% and 6.6% respectively from 3 August 2018. Prior to this, the supplier 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. The fuel mix used by PrePayPower to produce its electricity in 2016 is outlined below.
PrePayPower Fuel Mix 2016
Carbon dioxide emissions: 367 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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