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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 20 (Direct Debit & eBill) €853 Compare now
Gas 1 Year Gas 10 (Direct Debit & eBill) €682 Compare now
Dual Fuel 1 Year Dual Fuel 25/20 (Direct Debit & eBill) €1,438 Compare now

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 CER, 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

In September 2017, SSE Airtricity announced that its electricity prices would increase by 5.6% from 1 November 2017. This is SSE Airtricity’s first price rise in four years.

Prior to that, SSE Airtricity made 2 cuts to both 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 2015 is outlined below.

SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix 2015

SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix

Carbon dioxide emissions: 0 kg CO2 per MWh
National average is 393 kg CO2 per MWh
Source: 2015 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report.

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