Cheapest Electricity Prices in Ireland.

Our price comparison shows that bill reductions of up to €450 can be made in just one year by switching to the deal from the cheapest provider.


Currently, there are 12 different residential electricity suppliers in the country. As a result, it can be difficult to find out who has the Cheapest Electricity Prices in Ireland. The supplier who has the lowest rate per Kwh may not work out as the cheapest overall when standing charges and promotional cashback offers are included.


Nearly all the energy suppliers have upcoming price increases in April. We have included these in our calculations.


The figures shown in our electricity price comparison are based on a household electricity usage of 4200 kWh per year. This would be typical of a 3 or 4 bedroomed household with 3 or 4 occupants.

We have compared electricity charges over the first 12 months with those of a household currently paying Electric Ireland’s standard rates (€1098). All prices shown take account of the April price increases announced by most providers.


Prices checked April 12th 2021

Who is the Cheapest Electricity Supplier in Ireland?


The 3 Cheapest Electricity Prices

Electricity
Supplier
(Cheapest First)
Price of Electricity
in Year One
for 4200 KwH
1st Year Savings
Flogas (Green Future)€845€253
Energia€848€250
Bord Gais Energy€855€243
Electric Ireland
Standard Rates
€10980

Flogas now has the cheapest electricity deal for switchers. Their “Green Future” deal with €80 cashback, works out at €845 in year one. (For average usage)

Energia has the second cheapest Electricity deal . For average usage, the Energia “Home” price plan will work out at €848 in year one, including €35 cashback. Use promo code ELECTJUNE to get this deal. You can only get this offer on the Energia Website


More Electricity Prices

Electricity
Supplier
Price of Electricity
in Year One
for 4200 KwH
1st Year Savings
Bright€876€222
Electric Ireland
Super Saver
€897N/A
Panda Power €915€183
Iberdrola€925€173
SSE Airtricity€926€172
Electric Ireland
Standard Rates
€10980

Note – This Electricity Price Comparison is based on the kWh rate for the Residential 24 Hour Urban Tariff. Prices are rounded to the nearest Euro and include  VAT, Standing Charges ,PSO Levy and any cashback offers.
The prices shown above are for new customers only.

It’s important to stress that even if you have previously switched – you could save even more by switching again. After a year on a discounted rate – the energy suppliers will usually put you on their standard rates.

You can see an electricity price comparison for rural tariffs here.


Prepaid Electricity Meters

If you are on a prepay electricity meter with Pinergy the cost in year one for average usage would be €1332. You could save €487 in a year by switching to the cheapest provider.


How many units of electricity does a house use a day in Ireland?


On average – a house in Ireland will use about 12 units of electricity a day – ( 4200 units in a year.)


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

If you are not an average user of electricity – see some more comparison figures for electricity prices here.


Switch and Save Every Year

The central message is that you can easily save around €200 to €300 in one year by changing your electricity provider.
Even if you switched electricity supplier more than a year ago – it is worth your while switching again.  You should treat energy supply like insurance and shop around and look for the cheapest electricity deal once a year. Loyalty does not pay.

The main energy price comparison sites sometimes don’t automatically include cashback offers in their calculations. The figures in the table above do include all cashback offers.


Most suppliers will sign you up for a 12-month contract. You will usually be charged an exit fee of around €50 if you leave early.
Our advice is to compare electricity prices after the contract is up and switch again to the supplier with the cheapest electricity prices in Ireland. Sometimes paying the exit fee could be worth it if a new supplier is offering a very good deal.

Find some useful energy saving tips here .

Finally, if you are interested in other ways of reducing household bills – you should check the following articles.

Comparison of Gas Prices

Cheapest Broadband Deals

See more here about Average Electricity Bills in Ireland

More Money Saving Tips here