Your guide to business electricity in Ireland

Efficiently powering your business

With the dynamic energy market and the growing emphasis on sustainability, it's more important than ever for your business to find the right electricity plan that not only saves money but also supports your operational needs and environmental goals. 

Our guide is designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to make informed decisions about your energy usage. We'll look at key aspects of managing your commercial electricity, with an overview of business tariffs as well as information on how to find the right plan and how to switch providers.

Business electricity plans

What types of plans are available?

  • Fully fixed tariffs: Our most popular plan, all rates and charges are fixed for the duration of your contract. The maximum contract duration of 15 months.
  • Fixed tariffs: Lock in a unit price for electricity for a set contract term, offering predictability and budget stability. However, you are subject to changes in non-energy charges.
  • Variable tariffs: : No set contact, but you can opt to fix or fully fix your tariff at any point. Prices may fluctuate and can be changed with 28 days notice from Bord Gáis Energy.
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Our team of business energy experts are available to answer any questions you may have about your business electricity plan.

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Understanding rates and charges

Understanding your business electricity bill can empower you to make informed decisions about your energy usage. Let's break down the key components – rates, tariff types and other charges – to shed light on what you're paying for.

This is the cost of delivering energy to your meter, which can vary depending on your meter type.

  • Day/Night meters: You'll see separate rates for daytime and night time usage.
  • 24-hour meters: A flat rate for all your usage, regardless of when you use it.
  • Smart meters: These meters offer the most detailed breakdown, with three rates: day, night, and peak (typically the highest cost period).

Your tariff type is defined by your energy needs and meter type. General Purpose 24 hour is the most common tariff type, with one rate for all energy used based on meter reads. 

Larger businesses may have quarter-hour meters which share electricity consumption across multiple rates every 15 minutes.

Pass-through costs are fees paid to companies that maintain and operate the electricity network e.g. Eirgrid. These will appear as a separate line item on your bill, in addition to your energy costs. 

More details on these costs can be found here.

Finding the right business electricity plan

Factors to consider:

  • Meter type and energy usage – We'll offer you the right tariff for your meter. Consider your core business and operating hours and choose the tariff that suits your needs.
  • Fully Fixed vs Fixed – We can offer flexibility within our fully fixed and fixed term contracts, allowing you to pick a plan that's best for your business.
  • Variable – A no-commitment variable plan may be what works best for you. You'll always have the option to fix with us at a later date.

Switching your business electricity supplier

Switching to Bord Gáis Energy is simple. You can call or submit a query today to discuss the right plan for you. All you need is your MPRN or GPRN and we'll take care of the rest.

  1. Gather information: Note your MPRN or GPRN.
  2. Request a customised quote: Contact our team to find the best plan for your needs.
  3. Switch seamlessly: Once you decide to switch to us, we handle the entire process for you. Our team will take care of notifying your current supplier and ensuring a smooth transition with no disruption to your electricity supply
  4. Consider timeline and potential costs: Switching suppliers usually takes 4-6 weeks. There might be early termination fees associated with your current contract, so factor those into your decision.
  5. Enjoy dedicated support and monitoring: After the switch, benefit from our dedicated customer support and easy-to-use online tools to monitor your electricity usage and savings. Our commitment is to help you maximise efficiency and keep your business running smoothly.

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Why choose us for your business? 

We understand that you don’t have the time to be worrying about your electricity costs. That's why we keep things simple. As our customer you'll receive:

We've gas and electricity price plans to suit your business.

With extensive energy management expertise, you can submit a query to our dedicated Business Direct Team.

Whichever price plan you're on, you'll have access to your online account for viewing your bills and tracking your spend.

With extensive energy management expertise, we'll help you manage your account effectively. We'll provide you with the information and support you need, and help you make the right decisions.

We understand that you need the most comprehensive and up-to-the-minute information to make your purchasing decisions. Our expert team of energy traders can provide you with daily and weekly energy reports and our market-leading monthly Bord Gáis Energy Index, giving you all the information you need to make informed decisions.

Before you join, we'll work with you to understand your energy usage, how hands-on you want to be in your purchase decisions, and the type of sites you have. On that basis, we'll recommend the right price plan(s) for you.

These range from those that offer peace of mind, to those that allow you to unlock the full potential of market movements.

If energy accounts for a large proportion of your business spend, you need to be sure you're not using more than you need.  Our team will work with you to identify energy-saving solutions to reduce your energy costs.

At Bord Gáis Energy we’re imagining a better way to energise a greener, fairer future by helping our customers make better energy choices to protect our planet and those we care about. Learn more here.

Frequently asked questions about business electricity

Fixed tariffs provide a constant rate for electricity during the contract term, offering budget stability. Variable tariffs, however, fluctuate with the wholesale market prices, potentially lowering costs when market rates drop.

Review your current contract for any termination fees, compare available plans, and consider both your energy needs and budget. Switching can offer cost savings and better align with your business goals.

The actual switch is seamless and won’t disrupt your electricity supply. However, choosing a plan that fits your business needs can significantly affect operational costs.