Our tariffs explained

Residential gas tariffs & prices

Standard
2% Discount Applied
Annual Standing Charge (€)

Annual Standing Charge (€)

Capacity Rate (€/Peak day kWh)

Capacity Rate (€/Peak day kWh)

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

Unit Rate - 2% Discount

Unit Rate - 2% Discount

EAB - 2% Discount

EAB - 2% Discount

Annual Standing Charge (€)

110.53 Inc VAT 97.38 Ex VAT

Capacity Rate (€/Peak day kWh)

N/A

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

6.413 Inc VAT 5.65 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 2% Discount

6.284 Inc VAT 5.537 Ex VAT

EAB - 2% Discount

877

Annual Standing Charge (€)
110.53 Inc VAT 97.38 Ex VAT
Capacity Rate (€/Peak day kWh)
N/A
Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)
6.413 Inc VAT 5.65 Ex VAT
Unit Rate - 2% Discount
6.284 Inc VAT 5.537 Ex VAT
EAB - 2% Discount
877

Residential electricity tariffs & prices

Urban 24 Hour
2% Discount Applied
Rate type

Rate type

Annual Standing Charge (€)

Annual Standing Charge (€)

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

Unit Rate - 2% Discount

Unit Rate - 2% Discount

EAB - 2% Discount

EAB - 2% Discount

Rate type

24 Hr Rate

Annual Standing Charge (€)

207.10 Inc VAT182.46 Ex VAT

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

24.37 Inc VAT 21.47 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 2% Discount

23.88 Inc VAT 21.04 Ex VAT

EAB - 2% Discount

1299

Annual Standing Charge (€)
24 Hr Rate
207.10 Inc VAT182.46 Ex VAT
Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)
24 Hr Rate
24.37 Inc VAT 21.47 Ex VAT
Unit Rate - 2% Discount
24 Hr Rate
23.88 Inc VAT 21.04 Ex VAT
EAB - 2% Discount
24 Hr Rate
1299

Residential Smart tariffs & prices

Urban Standard Smart Tariff (SST)
7% Discount Applied
Rate type

Rate type

Annual Standing Charge (€)

Annual Standing Charge (€)

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

Unit Rate - 7% Discount

Unit Rate - 7% Discount

EAB - 7% Discount

EAB - 7% Discount

Rate type

Day Rate

Annual Standing Charge (€)

207.08 Inc VAT182.45 Ex VAT

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

26.033 Inc VAT22.937 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 7% Discount

24.211 Inc VAT21.331 Ex VAT

EAB - 7% Discount

€ 1280

Rate type

Night Rate

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

19.218 Inc VAT16.932 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 7% Discount

17.873 Inc VAT15.747 Ex VAT

Rate type

Peak Rate

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

31.701 Inc VAT27.930 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 7% Discount

29.482 Inc VAT25.975 Ex VAT

Annual Standing Charge (€)
Day Rate
207.08 Inc VAT182.45 Ex VAT
Night Rate
Peak Rate
Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)
Day Rate
26.033 Inc VAT22.937 Ex VAT
Night Rate
19.218 Inc VAT16.932 Ex VAT
Peak Rate
31.701 Inc VAT27.930 Ex VAT
Unit Rate - 7% Discount
Day Rate
24.211 Inc VAT21.331 Ex VAT
Night Rate
17.873 Inc VAT15.747 Ex VAT
Peak Rate
29.482 Inc VAT25.975 Ex VAT
EAB - 7% Discount
Day Rate
€ 1280
Night Rate
Peak Rate

Estimated Annual Bill (EAB)

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) requires all electricity and gas suppliers to set out an “Estimated Annual Bill” figure for each of their offers. This figure indicates an estimated annual bill for that particular offer. It is based on CRU published average annual consumption figures and suppliers then apply their own price plans to calculate the EAB. 

The EAB is based on:

  • An average annual consumption figure of 11,000 kWh in gas (as published by the CRU)
  • An average annual consumption figure of 4,200 kWh in electricity (as published by the CRU)
  • All of the charges for each individual price plan (unit rate, standing charge, PSO levy (electricity only), carbon tax (gas only), VAT plus any other applicable charges)
  • Any percentage discount applied to these price plans.

The EAB does not include:

  • Cashback amounts or loyalty points e.g. Tesco points
  • The cost of any free giveaways e.g. a free boiler service or a free Hive.

BGE will often offer these additional items in your energy bundle, so it is important to take them into account when making your decision. 

Average annual consumption 

CRU has mandated that all suppliers use industry average annual consumption figures as published by them. Please note that your annual consumption may vary from these figures so your actual annual bill may be higher or lower than the EAB stated.

This may be particularly the case for customers on the Urban Domestic Day/Night Price Plan, Rural Domestic Day/Night Price Plan in Electricity and the Large Residential User Price Plans in Gas. Customers on these Price Plans typically use a larger amount than the average annual consumption figures. You must bear this in mind when looking at EAB figures.  

For customers on electricity Nightsaver Tariffs, the EAB is calculated using a 50/50 consumption split between day and night rates. 

EAB calculation examples:

Electricity
EAB = 4,200 kWh per annum x unit Rate - % discount on unit rate (where applicable)
+Standing charge per annum
+PSO Llevy per annum
+VAT at 13.5%

Gas
EAB = 11,000 kWh per annum x unit rate - % discount on unit rate (where applicable)
+Standing charge per annum
+Carbon tax per annum
+VAT at 13.5%

Electricity Smart Meter – Standard Smart Tariff EAB

Electricity suppliers are required to display an EAB figure for our Standard Smart Tariff (SST). This tariff has different prices at different times of the day i.e. “Day”, “Night” and “Peak”. Please see Our Tariffs & Prices | Bord Gáis Energy (bordgaisenergy.ie) for current prices for this tariff. 

All suppliers are required by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities to use the average annual consumption figure in electricity of 4200 kWh to calculate Estimated Annual Bill figures. The way the consumption is allocated into Day Night and Peak prices is required by the CRU for all electricity Suppliers’ Standard Smart Tariffs. The way consumption is required to be allocated is set out below:-  

SST – Urban

Consumption Split: Day 64% i.e. 2688 kWh , Night 23% i.e. 966 kWh, Peak 13% i.e. 546 kWh

SST – Rural 

Consumption Split: Day 63% i.e. 2646 kWh, Night 25% i.e. 1050 kWh, Peak 12% i.e. 504 kWh

Please note: Suppliers are only required to display an EAB for their Standard Smart Tariff and not any other Smart Time of Use Tariffs. 

EAB calculation examples:

Electricity – Standard Smart Tariff – Urban 

EAB = 2688 kWh x Day Unit Rate - % discount on Unit Rate (where applicable)

966 kWh x Night Unit Rate - % discount on Unit Rate (where applicable)

546 kWh x Peak Unit Rate - % discount on Unit Rate (where applicable)

+Standing Charge per annum
+Carbon Tax per annum
+VAT at 13.5%

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