Electricity Price Cuts at ESB now available to those in Arrears

ESB – or  Electric Ireland got some bad publicity earlier this month when they announced electricity price cuts for most customers – but not for those in arrears.
They have now changed the rules – and some  discounts are available to customers  in arrears .

The ESB Price Cuts of around 12% are  available if people pay by direct debit and go paperless . Social welfare recipients in arrears who entered payment plans could also avail of discounted rates, but others in arrears could not.

Now – some price cuts are available  to people in arrears who have meters installed and those who enter into instalment payment plans to deal with arrears.

The  discount for non-social welfare recipients in arrears is  about  6 per cent – but  if arrears are cleared the range of discounts available will increase.