Residential Price Change

When is the price change effective?

The price increase will be effective from 28 October 2019.

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What is the impact of this price change for me?

  • An average residential gas bill will decrease by 4% which translates to a saving of €31.60 per year.
  • An average residential electricity bill will increase by 2.5%, which translates to an increase of €16.77 per year. This figure includes the reduction in the PSO levy of €8.71 due to come into effect on 1 October.
  • Dual Fuel customers will see a saving of €14.83 per year. This figure includes the reduction in the PSO levy of €8.71 due to come into effect on 1 October.

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How will the price change be shown if it happens in the middle of my billing cycle?

Bills will be split between consumption up to 28 October 2019 at the previous rates and consumption from 28 October 2019 at the new rates.

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Why is my electricity price increasing and my gas price decreasing?

While wholesale gas prices have an influence on electricity prices, there are a number of different elements that make up the overall price of energy. These include carbon costs, which electricity generators must pay as part of EU climate change policy. These costs have risen and unfortunately offset, in part, the downward movement in global gas prices. There has also been increases in several costs associated with using the electricity network.

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I am having difficulty in paying my bill, what should I do?

We recognise this electricity price increase can have an impact particularly in these difficult times. Please tell us straight away if you have any difficulty in paying your bill. The sooner you do, the easier it will be for us to offer help and advice. For more information, please visit our payment help and questions.

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