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Bord Gáis Energy powers One Big Switch for new and existing customers

27.04.15

Dublin, Monday, 27th April 2015:

Bord Gáis Energy is delighted to have been selected as the exclusive energy provider for One Big Switch, the national group switching campaign. As part of the campaign, householders throughout Ireland will have access to an exclusive dual fuel offer.

Dual fuel customers can avail of 10% discount off both gas and electricity, plus €120 cash back to be used whenever they want. This offer is also open to existing Bord Gáis Energy customers, who can avail of these discounts in addition to those already received . The estimated possible savings for new customers is up to €375 per year*.

This exclusive offer is available to customers who sign up via the One Big Switch website before midnight on Friday 5th June. To date, over 20,000 people have registered interest in the campaign.

Commenting on the announcement Nicky Doran, Head of Retail with Bord Gáis Energy, said, "There are lots of offers out there that focus on attracting new customers; but it’s really important to us to reward existing customers for their loyalty. Bord Gáis Energy is committed to consistently offering value and choice and our partnership with One Big Switch gives us the opportunity to offer the best dual fuel deal in the market, not only to new customers but also to our loyal customer base."

Bord Gáis Energy offers a range of benefits for existing customers. As well as having the lowest standard prices for gas and electricity combined over the last 4 years**, customers can also avail of a 5% discount every year. They can also sign up to Ireland’s biggest energy rewards club to avail of discounted and pre-sale tickets to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Tesco Clubcard points when paying bills.

For details on the One Big Switch campaign, visit www.onebigswitch.ie.

*"This is an estimated first year savings figure for a typical 3 bedroom house on separate electricity and gas contracts on Energia’s prices. This is based on annual consumption figures of 5,300 kWh of electricity and 13,800 kWh of gas. The savings are based on Energia's electricity and gas standard rates and standing charges for an Urban 24hour electricity customer and Standard Gas customer. Savings figure against Electric Ireland’s electricity and gas standard rates and standing charges is €311; Savings figure against Airtricity’s electricity and gas standard rates and standing charges is €339. Prices include VAT and are compared on 24/4/15. The savings figure includes the €120 cashback.

**Lowest prices for combined energy costs, consisting of gas & electricity in 42 out of the last 49 months from Jan 2011 till Jan 2015 using standard tariffs and volumes of 13,800 kWh pa (gas) and 5,300 kWh pa (electricity).

Customers must sign up to level pay and paperless billing to avail of the offers. Level pay allows you to pay the same amount every month for your electricity. It allows smoothing of bills throughout the year. With paperless billing instead of sending out a paper bill, we send an email notification to let customers know that their bill is available to view online.

For further information on all Bord Gáis Energy offers visit: www.bordgaisenergy.ie

For further information contact:
Alan Tyrell 086 8508673 or Ailish Smith 086 4062051, PSG Plus