SSE Airtricity energy in Ireland

SSE Airtricity has been providing energy for the domestic market in Ireland since 2009. It offers a variety of electricity, gas and dual fuel plans to home and business customers.

SSE Airtricity’s cheapest gas, electricity and dual fuel plans

The table below shows SSE Airtricity’s cheapest 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 kW/h per year, while the average gas customer uses 11,000 kW/h. You may use more or less, depending on the size of your household.

Fuel type Plan Name Price
Electricity 1 Year Electricity 10 (Direct Debit & eBill) €2,064
Gas 1 Year Gas 10 (Direct Debit & eBill) €1,732
Dual Fuel 1 Year Dual Fuel 10/10 (Direct Debit & eBill) €3,727

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Above rates effective as of 1 October 2022.

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About SSE Airtricity Gas and Electricity

SSE Airtricity is a dual-fuel energy supplier, which has operated in the domestic Irish market since 2009.

The company now supplies energy to over 800,000 home and business customers in Ireland, making it one of the biggest suppliers in the Irish energy market.

SSE Airtricity is a wholly-owned division of SSE plc, the broadest-based energy utility in the UK.

SSE Airtricity price changes

In August 2022, SSE Airtricity announced that it was to increase its prices, effective 1 October.

  • Electricity rates to increase by 45.2% which will raise the average electricity bill by €591
  • Gas rates raised by 46.3% which will increase bills by €511 for the average gas customer

Prior to this, SSE Airtricity announced that it was to increase its electricity and gas prices by 24% and 32.3%, respectively. This increase added approximately €670 per annum to the average residential dual fuel bill, effective 1 May.

In October 2021, SSE Airtricity announced that it was to increase its prices, effective 1 December. This increase adds approximately €201 per annum to the average residential dual fuel bill.

Prior to this, SSE Airtricity’s last price change took place in August 2021 with a price hike of 10.6% and 10.7% to their standard electricity and gas rates, respectively. This seen an additional €202 added to the average dual fuel customer bill.

SSE Airtricity’s last price change took place in April 2021 which seen electricity and gas rates increase by 6.2% and 4.5%, respectively.

Prior to this, SSE Airtricity dropped it’s electricity unit rates by 2.7% and gas unit rates by 11.5%, effective 1 May 2020.

How does SSE Airtricity 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 SSE Airtricity in 2020 is outlined below.

SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix 2020

  • Gas 0%
  • Renewable 100%
  • Coal 0%
  • Peat 0%
  • Other 0%

Carbon dioxide emissions: 0 kg CO2 per MWh
The national average is 236 gCO2 per MWh
Source: CRU - 2020 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report

SSE Airtricity FAQ’s

Can I get a prepayment meter with SSE Airtricity?

Yes, you can but SSE Airtricity has criteria that must be met in order for a customer to avail of a Pay As You Go meter.

You can discuss this with a member of the SSE Airtricity customer services team.

Can I switch to SSE Airtricity if don't own my property?

Yes, you can switch to SSE Airtricity if you’re renting. You can change to SSE Airtricity as long the bills are in your name and the property has a separate electricity/gas meter.

If you’re unsure about anything, contact your landlord first.

How can I contact customer services at SSE Airtricity?

Customers can contact SSE Airtricity via:

  • Telephone: 0818 81 22 20 Monday to Friday 8am till 8pm
  • Social media: Facebook messenger and Twitter @sseairhelp
  • Email: customerservice@sseairtricity.com
  • Post: SSE Airtricity, Red Oak South, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, D18 W688
  • Website: Contact Us page

How do I switch my energy to SSE Airtricity?

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

What is the SSE Airtricity Budget Plan?

SSE Airtricity Budget Plan is a free service that allows you to spread the cost of your energy evenly across 12 monthly payments.

This can be really helpful for budgeting because you’ll pay the same amount every month, instead of more in the winter months and less in the summer.

All payments will made automatically by direct debit.

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