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SSE Airtricity

SSE Airtricity has been in operation in the domestic market in Ireland since 2009. It offers a variety of electricity-only, gas-only and dual fuel plans to consumers and business customers.

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

Fuel type Plan Name Price
Electricity 1 Year Electricity 30 (Direct Debit & eBill) €877
Gas 1 Year Gas 10 (Direct Debit & eBill) €747
Dual Fuel 1 Year Dual Fuel 28/23 (Direct Debit & eBill) €1,559

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The above table shows SSE Airtricity’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 CRU, the average electricity customer uses 4,200 kWh per year, while the average gas customer user 11,000 kWh.

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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 300,000 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

SSE Airtricity’s most recent price change seen a reduction to their electricity and gas rates by 2.7% and 11.5%, respectively, from 1 May 2020.

On 14 July 2018, SSE Airtricity hiked its electricity prices by 6.4%, and gas prices by 12.3%. As a result of these increases, the supplier said that the average dual fuel customer will end up paying €2.70 more per week, which comes to a whopping €140 per year.

Prior to this, SSE Airtricity increased electricity prices by 5.6% on 1 November 2017, which was the supplier’s first price rise in four years. Both this increase and the July 2018 one were put down to the increase in prices on the wholesale market.

In previous years, SSE Airtricity made 2 cuts to its gas rates, and 3 cuts to its electricity rates, as follows:

  • 1 April 2015 - 2% cut to electricity rates, 4% cut to gas rates
  • 11 January 2016 - 2% cut to electricity rates
  • 1 August 2016 - 5% cut to electricity rates, 5% cut to gas rates

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 2019 is outlined below.

SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix 2019

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

Carbon dioxide emissions: 0 kg CO2 per MWh
National average is 254 kg CO2 per MWh
Source: CRU - 2019 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report

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