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Price Change

As the helpful energy company we are happy to announce a price decrease for ALL of our residential gas and electricity customers. For residential gas customers unit rates will decrease by 2.5% and for residential electricity customers unit rates will decrease by 5.0%.

How much is the reduction off an average gas bill?

The average gas bill will reduce by €19.80 per year*


How much is the reduction off an average electricity bill?

The average electricity bill will reduce by €47.50 per year*


How much is the reduction off an average dual fuel customer?

The average saving will be €67.30 per year*.


Where does this position Bord Gáis Energy in the gas, electricity and dual fuel markets?

Bord Gáis Energy will offer the lowest standard prices in Ireland for electricity and dual fuel.


I am on a fixed rate plan, will I benefit from these changes?

Customers who signed up to fixed rate product are already enjoying the lower standard unit rates.


I am on a 1 or 2 year variable contract, will I benefit from these changes?

Your rates will automatically decrease from 1 October 2016. You do not need to take any action.


How did you arrive at this particular discount?

The energy being used by our customers today has been bought over a year in advance. This insulates our customers from short term pricing volatility. We are now seeing benefits from reductions in wholesale prices and we always pass these on to our customers.


What action do I need to take to receive this reduced rate?

Standard rate customers don’t need to take any action. The reduced rates will be applied from 1 October 2016 and will be automatically applied to your bill.


Will the Standing Charge change?

No, there is no change to the standing charge on gas and electricity.


Will the PSO Levy on electricity bills or Carbon Tax on gas bills change?

The Public Service Obligation Levy is a government subsidy that is charged to all electricity customers. The Commission for Energy Regulation recently announced that the PSO Levy will increase for all households and businesses from 1 October 2016. The latest increase will be finalised on the 31 August 2016 by the CER


* Average savings quoted are per annum and are VAT inclusive. Electricity savings are based on average electricity usage of 5,300 kWh on a Residential Urban 24 hour tariff. Gas savings are based on average gas usage of 13,800 kWh as per CER. Savings quoted are based on annual average usage but actual savings will depend on actual usage. Lowest standard electricity and dual fuel prices in Ireland based on competitor prices on 26/08/16 and Bord Gáis Energy prices on 01/10/16.