Electricity Prices in Ireland Compared
Figures Checked May 1st 2019
There are now nine different electricity suppliers for Irish households – so there are plenty of options when comparing 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.
In the table below -annual electricity prices from all suppliers are compared to Electric Ireland’s standard rates when paying bills as they arrive. We have compared the cost over the first 12 months – showing the best deal from each supplier.
Prices as at 01/05/19 and they include VAT.
||Cost in 1st Year for
|1st Year Saving
|Electric Ireland #||€846||104||16.55||€198|
Energy 21% Discount
Airtricity # #
Energia ** currently have the cheapest deal for switchers . The figure of €838 for year one includes a 36% discount . This deal is available on the Energia website with promocode CHEAPESTFUEL.
This is a saving of €206 in the first year compared to staying on Electric Ireland’s standard rates.
If you are already with Energia and at the end of your contract – then the best current deal for you is to switch your Electricity back to Electric Ireland .
## SSE 10% discount and price includes €135 cashback
The suppliers prices shown above are available to new customers only – paying by direct debit with paperless bills.
If you also have gas you should probably take a look at our Dual Fuel Comparison
See some more comparison figures on electricity providers here.
Prepay Meters: If you were to use a prepay meter with Prepay Power the average usage cost would be €1207 for the first year. With Pinergy it would be €1230
Note – This Electricty Price Comparison is based on the Residential 24 Hour Urban Tariff. Prices have been rounded to nearest Euro and include VAT, Standing Charges and PSO Levy. Prices shown are for new customers only and may not be available to existing customers.
Even if you have switched electricity 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 cheapest 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.
Most suppliers sign you up for a 12 month contract with an exit fee of around €50 if you leave early.
Our advice is to compare electricity prices again after the contract is up and switch again to the cheapest option. Sometimes paying the exit fee could be worth it if a new supplier is offering a good deal.
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! )