Electric Ireland announce a 3.7% Price Increase

Electric Ireland have announced they are increasing prices for electricity customers in Northern Ireland by 3.7% from 1st February 2020.

No doubt this will be unwelcome news for their customers, with many already spending more time at home and using more electricity due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions.


What does the price increase mean for customers?

Electric Ireland have over 91k electricity customers in Northern Ireland, around 11% of the domestic market, who will now see their bills increase.

The price change will come into effect from 1st February 2021 and will mean an increase of almost £21 for a typical customer. And it almost wipes out the 4.1% price drop that Electric Ireland had introduced on the 1st August 2020.

To see what difference this can make to your bill compare electricity prices with www.powertoswitch.co.uk. We have already factored in what this price increase will mean for your electricity bill.


What Electric Ireland have said…

Commenting on the price increase, Clare McAllister, Northern Ireland Residential Manager, said that Electric Ireland ‘have sought to minimise this price rise which has been made necessary by external costs’.


What tariffs do Electric Ireland provide…

Electric Ireland provide Pay as You Go (Keypad) and Credit (Bill Pay) tariffs for customers. You can choose between a discount rate tariff, or tariffs that come with a range of cashbacks across both keypad and bill pay.

With a Customer Satisfaction score of 66%, Electric Ireland were ranked in first place amongst Northern Ireland energy suppliers, in the latest Which? Energy Company Customer Satisfaction Survey.


Get in touch with your energy supplier

As everyone realises we are living in uncertain times. It’s important to get in touch with your energy supplier to discuss any payment issues or concerns and help manage your account. Even providing an up to date meter read can make sure your payments are accurate and up to date.


Finding a better deal…

At ‘Power to Switch’ we compare all tariffs and deals across all electricity suppliers to save you money. Switching is quick, hassle-free and means you keep more money in your pocket. You don’t even have to tell your old supplier you are leaving!!!


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