Tariffs & Prices - effective 8th August 2021

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 (€)

96.94 Inc VAT 85.41 Ex VAT

Capacity Rate (€/Peak day kWh)

N/A

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

5.618 Inc VAT 4.950 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 2% Discount

5.506 Inc VAT 4.851 Ex VAT

EAB - 2% Discount

778

Annual Standing Charge (€)
96.94 Inc VAT 85.41 Ex VAT
Capacity Rate (€/Peak day kWh)
N/A
Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)
5.618 Inc VAT 4.950 Ex VAT
Unit Rate - 2% Discount
5.506 Inc VAT 4.851 Ex VAT
EAB - 2% Discount
778

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 (€)

184.07 Inc VAT162.17 Ex VAT

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

21.66 Inc VAT 19.08 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 2% Discount

21.23 Inc VAT 18.70 Ex VAT

EAB - 2% Discount

1164

Annual Standing Charge (€)
24 Hr Rate
184.07 Inc VAT162.17 Ex VAT
Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)
24 Hr Rate
21.66 Inc VAT 19.08 Ex VAT
Unit Rate - 2% Discount
24 Hr Rate
21.23 Inc VAT 18.70 Ex VAT
EAB - 2% Discount
24 Hr Rate
1164

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 (€)

184.07 Inc VAT162.17 Ex VAT

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

23.14 Inc VAT20.39 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 7% Discount

21.52 Inc VAT18.96 Ex VAT

EAB - 7% Discount

€ 1148

Rate type

Night Rate

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

17.08 Inc VAT15.05 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 7% Discount

15.89 Inc VAT14.00 Ex VAT

Rate type

Peak Rate

Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)

28.18 Inc VAT24.83 Ex VAT

Unit Rate - 7% Discount

26.21 Inc VAT23.09 Ex VAT

Annual Standing Charge (€)
Day Rate
184.07 Inc VAT162.17 Ex VAT
Night Rate
Peak Rate
Unit Rate (Cent per kWh)
Day Rate
23.14 Inc VAT20.39 Ex VAT
Night Rate
17.08 Inc VAT15.05 Ex VAT
Peak Rate
28.18 Inc VAT24.83 Ex VAT
Unit Rate - 7% Discount
Day Rate
21.52 Inc VAT18.96 Ex VAT
Night Rate
15.89 Inc VAT14.00 Ex VAT
Peak Rate
26.21 Inc VAT23.09 Ex VAT
EAB - 7% Discount
Day Rate
€ 1148
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 Levy 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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