Cheapest Electricity Prices

Cheapest Electricity Prices in Ireland
Figures Checked December 2nd 2017

electricity comparison

There are now nine different electricity providers for households in Ireland .  Just Energy is the latest company to enter the Irish energy market and we have included them in the latest comparison.
The figures shown in the 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 figures shown are available to new customers only – paying by direct debit with paperless bills. In the example shown  – the difference between the dearest and the cheapest provider  is €215 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.


Cost in 1st Year for
4200 KwH
1st Year Saving
Electric Ireland
€757 146 16.23 €215
Bord Gais
10% Discount **
€775 149 16.57 €197
Energia ***
DD with ebills
€802 158 14.04 €170
SSE Airtricity
€874 160 16.89 €98
Just Energy (ebill
Direct Debit) ##
€905 129 16.22 €67
BE energy (ebill
Direct Debit)++
€905 145 17.01 €67
Panda Power (ebill and
Direct Debit)
€912 158 15.47 €60
Electric Ireland
Std Rates
€972  146 17.17  0

+++ The cheapest deal is available direct from  Electric Ireland  and it includes a €175 cashback offer and 5.5% off their standard rates.

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 which is from Bord Gais Energy  at €775 (including €175 cashback)

Energia  ***  This offer comes with a  29% discount and €50 cashback and is available only online with Promo code CHEAPELEC at the Energia Website 

# The  SSE Airtricity price is their €100 cashback offer.

** Bord Gais price includes €175 cashback

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

Just Energy’s unit rate will be  fixed for a year .

Prepay Meters:  If you were to use a prepay meter with Prepay Power  the cost would be €1149 for the first  year. With Pinergy  it would also be €1149

Note – This Elecricty Price Comparison is based on the Residential 24 Hour Urban Tariff. Prices have been rounded to nearest Euro.  Standing Charges and PSO changes from October have been taken into account .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 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