We Compare all of Northern Ireland's Electricity Suppliers

You can choose which energy company supplies electricity to your home so it’s important to shop around for the best deal or check if another supplier providers additional services or a better customer experience.

NI Electricity Suppliers

In Northern Ireland there are five energy suppliers you can choose from to provide electricity to your home.

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It takes three steps and takes about three minutes to get a quote. Just fill in a few details, and let us save you money.

Saves your money

With a range of tariffs and suppliers to choose from, there is no need to pay more than you have to or put up with poor service.

Why use Power to Switch?

If you have never switched or it’s been a while then you’re probably paying more than you need to for your home electricity. In fact customers can save an average of £421* per year by switching their electricity supplier using Power to Switch.

There’s no one best deal or cheapest electricity supplier for everybody, so it’s important to run an energy comparison based on your own situation. That way we can help you find the best energy deal that meets your needs and lifestyle.

Power to Switch is a free, impartial and independent service helping you find a better energy deal. We compare all gas and electricity suppliers and can help you switch in minutes!

How to Switch

Switching is a simple 3 step process and if you have any queries see our Electricity switching FAQs below. 

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Compare Electricity Prices

There are different energy suppliers and you don’t just have to stick to the same one you’ve always used. They all have different deals, offers, and promotions, so it’s wise to shop around and switch to a better deal.

Electricity Switching FAQs

Why should I compare electricity prices and switch?

If you haven’t switched your electricity tariff recently it is unlikely that you are on the best deal. With Power to Switch you could save up to €421 on your electricity bill simply by switching.

There’s no one best deal or cheapest electricity supplier for everybody, so it’s important to run an energy comparison based on your own situation. That way we can help you find the best energy deal that meets your needs and lifestyle.

Why compare electricity deals with Power to Switch?

Power to Switch is a free and independent service helping you find a better electricity deal. We compare all electricity suppliers in Northern Ireland and can help you switch in minutes.

What you need to compare electricity prices?

All you need is a few details: the name of your current electricity supplier, how you pay and tariff name. To get the most accurate comparison it’s best to use details of your current energy usage (or spend). This information will be included on your energy bill or statement.

If you don’t have details on your current usage to hand you can choose from a range of average consumptions (low 2000kWh, medium 3,200kWh, and high 4,900kWh).

How do I know who my current electricity supplier is?

When it comes to comparing electricity deals, you will need to know who your current supplier is. The easiest way to find this information is to check a recent electricity bill.

If you don’t have access to an electricity bill or remain unsure you can call NIE Networks on 03457 643 643 or email them on customercontact@nie.co.uk.

How many electricity suppliers can I choose from in Northern Ireland?

The electricity market in Northern Ireland is getting more competitive. With five electricity suppliers there are more tariffs, deals and offers to choose from than ever before. To see more information on electricity suppliers, visit our suppliers page.

What type of electricity deals are available?

Each electricity supplier in Ireland provides a choice of tariffs -– so it’s about picking the tariff that is best for you and your lifestyle. You can find out more about the tariffs available on our tariff guide here.

What to consider when comparing electricity deals?

Price and savings will always rank highly when it comes to considering a new electricity deal. But there are a few other things to consider….

Firstly, how you pay impacts on how much you pay! Payment options include Direct Debit, Pay as You Go, cash/card or cheque. And it’s worth remembering the best deals are usually available to Direct Debit customers.

How you are billed is also important. As with Direct Debit the best deals are usually available with tariffs that have online or e-billing rather than postal bills.

And a few other things to think about include…

  • What type of plan suits your needs best – a discount tariff, fixed price, variable rate or Pay as You Go.
  • Is there a contract term with any offer, usually 1 or 2 years? Is there an early exit fee?
  • Does the supplier offer any additional services e.g. Online account or smart technology?
  • Does the supplier provide green energy tariffs or supply from renewable sources?
  • Are there any other perks, cashbacks or promotions with the offer?

How much could I save on my Electricity Bills?

Every home is different but if you have never switched or it’s been a while you will save money on your electricity bills.

In Northern Ireland there are more energy suppliers to choose from than even before. And with more suppliers there is more competition and choice. To attract new customers many suppliers offer discounted deals to encourage you to make the switch. Many discounts last for 12 months so it’s important to make switching a habit in order to keep saving money.

The actual saving you will make on your electricity bill will depend on how much energy you actually use in your home. To get the most accurate comparison we advise you to use the amount of energy you use (kWh) which will be printed on your bill.

However, at the moment, customers who use Power to Switch to switch their electricity supplier have saved on average £421 in their first year by switching

The best deal or the cheapest electricity deal?

This really depends on you…and sometimes the best deal and cheapest deals will be the same and sometimes they won’t. Every household will be different – and it depends on what you value in terms of an energy deal. Maybe it’s the cheapest price, or it could be a deal with cashback offers, fixed price deals or ensuring that your electricity comes from 100% renewable sources.

It’s really about finding the deal that is right for you.

With ‘Power to Switch’ we can help you through this. We give you control over how to view results – you can view by price, or include the value of cashback offers, by payment method or list tariffs from renewable sources.

We also provide Information about each supplier, key features of the plan, payment and billing methods so any decision is made on full information.

What information do I need to switch electricity supplier?

As a simple checklist to compare electricity deals there are a few things that you will need.

  • Current Supplier: Your current electricity supplier.
  • Current Payment Method: Direct Debit, on receipt of bill or Pay as You Go.
  • Tariff Name: Name of tariff with current supplier
  • Electricity Usage: Enter how much electricity you use (kWH) or spend (£). If you don’t know this you can use an average usage figure (2,000kWh, 3,200kWh or 4,900kWh) to find out your savings.