Cheapest Electricity Prices in Ireland.

Currently, there are 12 different residential electricity suppliers. 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 offers are included
Our price comparison shows that bill reductions of as much as €352 can be made in just one year by switching to the cheapest deal.

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 charges with those of a household on Electric Ireland’s standard rates over the first 12 months.

Prices checked September 22nd 2020

Who Has the Cheapest Electricity in Ireland ?

The 5 Cheapest Electricity Prices

(Cheapest First)
Cost of Electricity
in Year One
for 4200 KwH
1st Year Savings
Glo Power €752€261
BE Energy €759€254
Iberdrola €762€241
Electric Ireland
Standard Rates

Energia has the lowest priced Electricity deal for switchers.For average usage, their deal works out at €735 in year one, including their €30 cashback.
You can get this offer using promo code ELECTJUNE on the Energia Website

Newcomer Bright has a rate that works out at €745 in year one.

Glow Power has a discounted rate for a year which works out at €752 in year one.

Other Electricity Prices

Price of Electricity
in Year One
for 4200 KwH
1st Year Savings
Bord Gais Energy€782€231
Electric Ireland
( €175 cashback)
Panda Power €800€213
SSE Airtricity€827€185
Electric Ireland
Standard Rates

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 and PSO Levy and any cashback offers.
Prices shown above are usually for new customers only and may not be available to existing customers.

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. For example :

  • If you are currently with SSE-Airticity on standard rates – you will be paying €1087 a year. You could save €352 in year one by switching to the cheapest electricity deal from Energia.
  • Bord Gais Energy customers on their standard rates will be currently paying €1052 a year for average usage. They could save €317 by switching to Energia.

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

Prepaid Electricity Meters

If you were on a prepay electricity meter with Prepay Power the average usage cost would be €1176 for the first year. With Pinergy it would be €1197.
Energia works out over €450 cheaper !

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 Every Year

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 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.

Switch and Save

The central message is that you can easily save €250 to €350 in one year by changing provider, even if you have previously switched electricity supplier.

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 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.

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See more here about Average Electricity Bills in Ireland

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