Asked By: Alejandro Bennett Date: created: May 15 2023

What are the electricity rates in Northern Ireland

Answered By: Timothy Evans Date: created: May 15 2023

Eco energy

Payment method Discount Unit rate (exc. VAT)
Standard with Energy Online Up to £20 29.61p*
Keypad 2.5% 29.45p
Keypad reward £50 top up 2.5% plus £1 free 28.88p*
Keypad reward £80 top up 2.5% plus £2 free 28.74p*

Who is the cheapest electricity provider in Ireland at the moment?

Cheapest Electricity Prices in Ireland

Supplier Plan Name Annual Cost
Energia Home Electricity (DD & eBill) €1,807
Yuno Energy 1 Year Fixed Electricity (Credit/debit card & eBill) €1,855
Waterpower Standard Electricity (DD & eBill) €1,858
Waterpower Standard Electricity (DD & Paper Bill) €1,867

What is Power NI tariff for 2023?

Two parts which make up the price you pay for electricity are changing from 1 July 2023.1. Your Power NI unit price. The underlying Power NI residential unit price has been reviewed with the Utility Regulator and a decrease of 7.1% has been agreed. This is due to a fall in wholesale electricity costs.2.

The Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) government support. From July to September 2023, the amount of government support provided to customers is reducing from 3.77p to 0p per unit. This means a 13.1% increase to the price you pay for electricity. Despite the 7.1% decrease to the Power NI residential unit rate, customers will see an overall increase of 5.1% to the price you pay for electricity, which equates to 14p per day from 1 July 2023.

Power NI is the only domestic electricity supplier in Northern Ireland who is price-regulated, providing customers with an additional level of safeguarding as tariffs are only adjusted through a regulatory formula. For answers to any questions you may have in relation to our price change, please view our frequently asked questions or view our historic prices and discounts dating back to November 2022.

Asked By: Edward Bryant Date: created: Nov 29 2023

Who is the cheapest electricity supplier in UK

Answered By: Adrian Hill Date: created: Dec 02 2023

1. Who is the cheapest energy supplier in UK in 2023? – Square 1 is the cheapest SVT provider with only £151.50 pounds per month.

What is the cheapest time to use electricity in Northern Ireland?

The off-peak rate times for the EV Nightshift tariff are:

Winter Time (GMT) – 1am to 8am Summer Time (BST) – 2am to 9am

The EV Nightshift meter and your home EV charger are independent of each other and you will need to adjust your charging time when the clocks change. If in doubt call us on 03457 455 455. Phone lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Calls are recorded for quality assurance purposes.

Asked By: Carl Peterson Date: created: May 17 2024

How do I change my electricity supplier in Northern Ireland

Answered By: Benjamin Allen Date: created: May 18 2024

Switch Online or call us on 0345 600 5335 (Monday – Friday 08.30 – 19.00) and we will be happy to switch your electricity supply to us.

Asked By: Leonars Reed Date: created: Jun 08 2023

How much is the energy discount in Northern Ireland

Answered By: Nathaniel Edwards Date: created: Jun 10 2023

Energy Price Guarantee Customers on fixed-rate deals eligible for a discount of ‘up to’ 19.9p/kWh for electricity and 4.8p/kWh for gas, reducing to 13.6p/kWh for electricity and 3.9p/kWh for gas from January 2023.

Who is the most expensive electricity supplier in Ireland?

Electric Ireland is cheapest supplier of energy to Irish market, says regulator

  • is the Republic’s cheapest power supplier while customers pay least for gas, regulators said on Thursday.
  • Families are paying around 40 per cent more for electricity and up to 50 per cent more for natural gas than a year ago following severe energy price hikes resulting from Russia’s,
  • Figures published by State watchdog, the on Thursday show that at €2,203 a-year, Electric Ireland, part of State-owned, is the cheapest supplier to existing electricity customers on standard charges.
  • The average Irish family uses 4,200 kilo watt hours (KWH) of electricity and 11,000 KWH of natural gas a-year, said the commission.
  • Electric Ireland’s daytime charges are more than 42 cent a KWH – the unit in which suppliers sell energy to homes – while customers also pay network charges and VAT.
  • This is the CRU’s first bills comparison, so the regulator did not publish figures for what customers were paying 12 months ago.
  • However, at the rates Electric Ireland was charging a year ago, the average family would have paid the State company around €1,500 a-year, 40 per cent less than today.
  • Irish companies boosted charges last autumn after natural gas prices, which set the cost of electricity, broke records on world markets when Russian state company Gazprom cut supplies to Europe.
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is the most expensive electricity supplier at standard rates, charging its household customers €2,886 a-year. That is 20 per cent more than last year’s annual total, estimated at around €2,400. Its increase was lower as the company was already among the more expensive suppliers.

  1. Existing household customers are paying Energy €2,208 a-year, which is 30 per cent more than 12 months ago, when their annual bill would have been around €1,700.
  2. CRU director Karen Trant acknowledged that families and employers continued to pay high energy prices.
  3. “Switching suppliers or renegotiating with your current supplier can still deliver savings and it is important that customers ensure they are on the most suitable tariff for their needs,” she said.
  4. The commission’s figures show SSE Airtricity is the cheapest standard natural gas supplier for existing customers, charging them €1,838 a-year.
  5. They would have paid the same company close to €1,300 annually a year ago, around 40 per cent less.

Flogas also ranks highest in this category, billing households €2,699 annually. That is 50 per cent more than the €1,800 average that a household would have expected to pay last year. Bord Gáis Energy charges the average family €1,882 a-year for natural gas, said the CRU, which is about 40 per cent more than 12 months ago, when the bill would have been more than €1,300.

Why is electric Ireland bill so high?

7. High cost of living – Suppliers’ wage costs, business overheads and rent all get factored into the price we pay for electricity too. And as we know these costs are higher in Ireland than many other countries. Admittedly, this doesn’t have a huge impact on prices given these costs make up less than 10% of the average bill.

Asked By: Hugh Collins Date: created: Jun 09 2023

Who is the best energy supplier 2023

Answered By: Evan James Date: created: Jun 12 2023

The best energy suppliers for 2023, rated by Which? – Which? surveyed more than 10,000 customers who rated their energy provider based on customer service, plus a Which? assessment score looking at support and information around rising energy costs, complaints performance and how clear the firm’s statements are. Here’s how the energy suppliers ranked. Swipe to scroll horizontally

Company Total score Customer score Which? assessment score
Octopus Energy 78% 73% 82%
Utilita 67% 59% 75%
Utility Warehouse 65% 67% 64%
Co-op Energy 64% 56% 72%
Bulb Energy 63% 54% 72%
Ovo Energy 63% 50% 76%
EDF Energy 62% 53% 71%
Boost Energy 61% 52% 71%
British Gas 60% 52% 68%
Sainsbury’s Energy 59% 54% 63%

Octopus Energy wins Which? energy provider of 2023 for the sixth consecutive year as they top the table for customer score and Which? assessment score. Which? found that Octopus Energy was the only provider (out of 16) with any five-star ratings from its customers regarding useful information about energy costs.

Octopus Energy customers were also satisfied with the easy and quick communication with the provider who answers emails every day, including on weekends. Utlilta takes the runner-up spot and Utility Warehouse takes third place, but their customer ratings differed hugely from the top spot and they received four-star ratings, but no five stars.

The good news is, Octopus Energy has told The Money Edit they are continuing to take new customers, all you need to do is call them on 0808 164 1088. Utilita has also told us that they are “actively selling again.” Note: this might not be the case for other energy providers.

  1. Before the energy crisis, it was normal to shop around for the best energy tariff, but now with the EPG in place, there is no competitive pricing in the energy market.
  2. As a result, some energy companies are actually turning customers away.
  3. It also means that any switch you do is likely to be for the customer service benefits rather than for the price you pay.

If you’re moving house, you might be able to switch providers allowing you to go for a top-rated provider for customer service, like Octopus Energy.

Is the electric prices going up in Northern Ireland?

Power NI has today announced that a review of its underlying residential unit price has resulted in a 2.4p per unit (7.1%) decrease, due to a fall in wholesale market costs. This is Power NI’s third tariff decrease in 2023. The UK Government however has announced that their Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) support, which provided a unit rate discount on energy bills, will be reduced to zero, from 1 July 2023.

  • For Power NI residential customers, the impact of both these changes is an average tariff increase of 1.5p per unit* or 5.1% and will take effect from 1 July 2023.
  • Power NI is the only domestic electricity supplier in Northern Ireland who is price-regulated, providing customers with an additional level of safeguarding, as tariffs are only adjusted through a Utility Regulator validated formula.

William Steele, Director, Power NI Customer Solutions, said: “As prices have continued to fall, Power NI has welcomed another chance to further reduce its underlying unit prices for customers, with our third tariff reduction of the year. Despite this good news, the decision by the UK Government to remove its Energy Price Guarantee support means that unfortunately customers will see an overall increase of 5.1% in prices.

  • William Steele continues: “We continue to work closely with our charity partners and other key stakeholders to ensure the most vulnerable in our local communities get the help they need.
  • If anyone is worried about paying bills, please contact us directly, we are here to help.” Power NI is continuing to work with customers and charity partners across Northern Ireland that are impacted by increasing costs.

That help has included Keypad top-ups; aid to food banks and help for older people, as well as supporting local community groups. Power NI also helps customers to save money through a range of discounted payment schemes and services. Bill paying customers can save up to £60 a year through online billing and monthly Direct Debit.

Pay as you go Keypad customers get uncapped discounts, as well as free electricity when topping up £50 or more using the free Power NI app or via the website, Power NI customers can top up from the comfort of their own home, with our free app, online or by calling our self-service 24/7 telephone line on 03457 455 455 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).

Details of all help can be found on our energy bill support page,

Asked By: Alexander Wright Date: created: Nov 15 2023

How much is electricity per month UK 2023

Answered By: Harold Alexander Date: created: Nov 15 2023

The average electricity bill cost in 2023 – The average electricity bill in the UK varies depending on several factors, such as the size of the property, the number of occupants, and their energy consumption habits. The estimated annual electricity bill for a medium-sized household ( for a 3-bedroom house ) in the UK is around £1,156.27, which works out at approximately £96.36 per month.

Asked By: Landon White Date: created: Mar 05 2023

Can I get economy 7 electricity

Answered By: Norman Clark Date: created: Mar 08 2023

All suppliers offer Economy 7 tariffs, but you’ll need a smart meter or a dedicated Economy 7 meter to get them. These tariffs are mainly intended for electricity-only homes, that use storage heaters or Economy 7 hot water tanks: Storage heaters. These use electricity to warm up during the cheaper, off-peak hours.

Is octopus cheaper than Scottish Power?

Overall Home Energy Winner: Octopus Energy – Home energy consumers might be shocked to discover that Octopus Energy fares far better than Scottish Power in several areas. When our experts compared both suppliers on packages, prices, green credentials, and customer service support, they found that Octopus has far better offerings.

Asked By: Oscar Martin Date: created: Sep 05 2023

Who is the cheapest gas and electricity supplier in Ireland

Answered By: George Jones Date: created: Sep 06 2023

Who Is the Cheapest Electricity Supplier in Ireland?

Supplier Best Offer Estimated Annual Bill
Electric Ireland 5.5% or 8.5% on DF €1,923.19
Energia 10% on all tarriffs €1,970.53
Ecopower No Discount €2,019.69
PrepayPower No Discount €2,148.12

Who is the best electricity supplier in UK?

Top 10 Best Energy Suppliers

Rank (1 = best) Supplier Easier to contact
1 Octopus Energy 3.2
2 Shell Energy 4
3 Outfox The Market 3.2
4 Affect Energy 2

Who pays the most for electricity?

Electricity Rates By State (Updated Daily) – Electricity prices vary in each state. We have compiled years of data to find pricing trends around the country. You can see data for all 50 states below, but deregulated states are labeled in each chart/graph.

The Average Electricity Rate in the U.S. is 16.11 cents per kilowatt-hour.Hawaii has the highest average electricity rate of 41.74 cents per kilowatt-hour.Washington has the lowest average electricity rate of 11.21 cents per kilowatt-hour.

Asked By: Louis Davis Date: created: Jan 19 2023

Which energy system is cheapest

Answered By: Owen Gray Date: created: Jan 21 2023

The cheapest reliable energy system to meet Australia’s climate targets? Solar and wind, no question | Temperature Check

  • If you’ve been reading or watching any rightwing media of late, you will have heard some extraordinary claims being made about the cost of renewable energy and the transition away from fossil fuels.
  • The opposition’s energy spokesperson, Ted O’Brien, suggested the Labor government could be “wilfully lying” about the “true cost” of the energy transition, while others have questioned the evidence that solar and wind are the cheapest forms of power.
  • In the Australian, two columns claimed to have uncovered a fatal flaw in how the cost of solar and wind gets compared with coal, gas and the currently-illegal nuclear.
  • There is a lot to unpick – but not because any true scandal has been uncovered.
  • Many of the claims centre on two reports that most Australians will not have heard of and even fewer will have spent any time reading.
  • Every year a small team at CSIRO produces a report called GenCost that discusses changes in the costs of different generating technologies and also ways to store energy, such as in batteries or dams.

Two columns in the Australian by Claire Lehmann have attacked one metric that’s calculated in the GenCost report known as the Levelised Cost of (LCOE). It’s a metric that’s used to illustrate how competitive different technologies are, and it takes into account costs such as fuel (for solar and wind that cost is zero, but for coal and gas it’s not) and how much electricity is generated.

The LCOE metric shows clearly that solar and onshore wind are easily the cheapest forms of electricity right now. But Lehmann, and critics she quotes, say it’s misleading because it does not account for the cost of adding transmission lines and storage to the grid that enable those renewables. This is largely true, but is not a secret.

Right now, renewable energy is being installed on a system that includes expensive transmission towers and lines and that since its inception was designed, built and maintained to accommodate coal. In calculating LCOE, the GenCost report treats planned spending on major transmission and storage projects, including Snowy 2.0, up to 2030 as already committed.

  1. Lehmann and critics say treating these projects as “sunk costs” amounts to a “creative accounting method” and disguises the true cost of renewables.
  2. But Lehmann doesn’t mention that the same GenCost report includes a long explanation of why this is done.
  3. In short, a stakeholder in the year 2030 who wants to have an idea of the cost of building new renewable energy generation is not interested in investments that have already been made into the grid to integrate renewables.
  4. And in 2030, the GenCost report shows the LCOE for solar and wind is far cheaper than any other technology, including the cost of any further investments that will be needed to be made to support high levels of renewable energy.
  5. Lehmann described GenCost as “probably the most important document in Australia’s energy transition” – a statement that several energy system analysts told the Guardian isn’t true.
  6. That document is the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan – a mammoth 100 pages with a dozen supporting reports and appendices.
  7. That plan’s raison d’être is to consult with industry and then lay out how to develop the electricity system for the coming decades to achieve reliability (the lights need to stay on), affordability (what’s the lowest cost mix of generation technologies, transmission and storage) and is in line with climate targets.

The challenge for Australia is not to just deploy the cheapest form of electricity. The question is “what’s the cheapest electricity system that’s reliable and will meet climate targets?”. According to the ISP, the answer to that question is to use solar and wind energy, backed by storage. And, as energy experts pointed out to the Guardian, the ISP does not use the LCOE calculations from GenCost.

Asked By: Dennis Ross Date: created: Mar 31 2024

What is the best site to compare electricity prices

Answered By: Andrew Allen Date: created: Apr 02 2024

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Best Electricity Rates

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Massachusetts Eversource Energy (NSTAR) 13.69¢ per kWh 47% Get Rates
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New Hampshire Eversource (formerly PSNH) 11.30¢ per kWh 44% Get Rates
Ohio AES Ohio (Dayton Power & Light) 6.39¢ per kWh 41% Get Rates
Massachusetts Eversource Energy (WMECo) 13.59¢ per kWh 38% Get Rates


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Asked By: Adrian Henderson Date: created: Apr 26 2024

Which energy company has cheapest standing charges

Answered By: Edward Edwards Date: created: Apr 28 2024

Cheapest Standing Charge Electricity Tariffs

Supplier Tariff Standing Charge (Daily)
Fuse Energy Standard Variable 0.30 pence
Octopus Energy Flexible Octopus November 2022 v1 0.40 pence
OVO energy 1 Year Fixed 13 September 2023 0.40 pence
British Gas The Fixed One v24 0.40 pence

What is the cheapest gas and electricity company?

Who Has the Cheapest Prepay Gas Tariffs? – Prepay gas is also an option. As a rule of thumb, even the best prepay gas plan will remain more expensive than a direct debit tariff. The following table compares the different prepay gas prices available in Ireland.

Cheapest Prepayment Gas Offer per Supplier

Supplier Best offer Price per year
Flogas Standard €1,620.04
PrepayPower Standard €1,797.55

Call (01) 913 1771 Ad *Figures are for illustrative purposes only. Calculations based on average consumption figures for an urban home with a 24-hour standard meter. All discounts and cashback have been applied. Last updated: 03/08/2023