Cheapest Electricity Prices

Comparison of  Electricity Prices in Ireland
Figures Checked September 16th 2018

electricity comparison

There are now nine different electricity providers for Irish households – so there is plenty of competition to provide the cheapest electricity prices in Ireland.

The figures shown in the electricity price comparison below are based on usage of  4200  kw/h per year. This amount of electricity usage would be typical of  a household with average electricity usage – maybe a  3 or 4 bedroomed households with  3 or 4 occupants.

( If you also have gas you should probably take a look at our Dual Fuel Comparison.)

The prices shown are available to new customers only – paying by direct debit with paperless bills. In the table below  shown  – the prices are compared to Electric Ireland’s standard rates  when paying bills as they arrive.The cheapest deal works out as a saving of  €198 in the first year .

We have compared the cost over the first 12 months – showing the best deal from each provider.  Our advice is to check the prices again after the year is up and switch again to the cheapest option.


Cost in 1st Year for
4200 KwH

1st Year Saving
Energia ***
DD with ebills
€865 170 15.23 €198
Electric Ireland
€869 161 17.94 €194
SSE Airtricity ##
€894 170 17.96 €169
BE energy (ebill
Direct Debit)++
€912 146 17.01 €157
Bord Gais
21% Discount
€914 159 17.64 €233
Panda Power  # # (ebill and
Direct Debit)
€948 158 18.37 €116
Electric Ireland
Std Rates
€1063  161 18.98  0

The best deal currently for  average users switching electricity provider is  available direct from  Energia  . This offer works out at €865 ( with a  29% discount and €50 cashback) and is only available  online with Promo code CHEAPELEC at the Energia Website 

If you are already with Energia – then the best deal for you is to switch Electricity to Electric Ireland (€869 in year one including cashback)

+++ Electric Ireland price includes €150 cashback

## SSE price includes €135 cashback

++ BE energy figure takes account of their offer of 1 month’s free electricity capped at 422kWh  (worth  €60)

See some more comparison figures on electricity deals here.

Prepay Meters:  If you were to use a prepay meter with Prepay Power  the average usage cost would be €1098 for the first year. With Pinergy  it would  be €1221

Note – This Electricty Price Comparison is based on the Residential 24 Hour Urban Tariff. Prices have been rounded to nearest Euro.  Prices after the increases from Augusthave been used and include  Standing Charges and PSO Levy . .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 cashback 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 provider.
You can check out all the supplier prices for your personal usage on the very useful 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

More Money Saving Tips here