Cheapest Electricity Prices

Cheapest Electricity Prices in Ireland
Figures Checked February 20th 2017

The figures shown below are based on usage of  5200  kw/h per year .This amount of electricity usage would be typical of  a household with higher than average electricity usage – maybe a  3 or 4 bedroomed households with 4 or 5  occupants.   ( If you have gas you should probably take a look at our Dual Fuel Comparison.)

The figures shown are  available to new customers only. In the example shown  – the difference between the dearest and the cheapest deal  is €224 in the first year . We have compared the cost over one year – and our advice is to check the prices again after the year is up and switch again to the cheapest option.

Supplier

Cost in 1st Year for
5200 KwH
Standing
Chg
Cent
per
Kwh
1st Year Saving
Electric Ireland
+++
€895 146 16.23 €224
Energia ***
DD with ebills
€897 158 12.67 €222
Bord Gais
Energy
24% Discount
€904 132 12.96 €215
SSE Airtricity
++
€943 151 15.99 €176
Panda Power (ebill and
Direct Debit)
€1043 158 15.47 €76
Electric Ireland
Std Rates
€1119  146 17.17  0

+++ The cheapest deal is available direct from  Electric Ireland  and it includes a €175 cashback offer.

If you are already with Electric Ireland – you will not be able to avail of this offer – but you could switch to the next cheapest deal in the list from Energia  ** (Clever Electricity). This comes with a  33% discount and is available online  through the comparison site Switcher.ie

++ The  SSE Airtricity price is their €120 cashback offer.

** Bord Gais price includes €100 cashback.

Prepay Meters:  If you were to use a prepay meter with Prepay Power  the cost would be €1261 for the first  year. With Pinergy  it would be €1256

Note – This Price Comparison is based on the Residential 24 Hour Urban Tariff. Prices have been rounded to nearest Euro. Prices shown are for new customers only and may not be available to existing customers.

See our – Dual Fuel Comparison

Even if you have switched supplier more than a year ago – it is probably worth your while switching again.  You should treat energy supply like insurance and every year shop around and look for the best deal.

The main energy price comparison sites are not allowed to include any cashback offers in their calculations – but our list above does include those offers.

The main message we want to get across is that if you have never switched electricity supplier – you could easily save around €200 over 12 months by changing.
You can do a personalised energy price comparison on the Switcher Ireland website

You could also save even  more money on your electricity bills by doing things like fully loading appliances and using them less , buying  AAA rated appliances when replacing them  and switching any halogen downlighters to  LED  Low Energy Bulbs (Savings as much as 90%  compared to Halogen 50 watt! )

See Comparison of Gas Prices Here

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