SSE Airtricity has announced their second price rise for electricity customers this year with prices set to increase by 35.4% from 1st October 2022.
This will be worrying news for customers of SSE Airtricity who will see bills increase significantly as we move towards to winter with the company blaming the continuing global energy crisis for driving prices up further.
What does the price increase mean for customers?
SSE Airtricity is the second largest electricity supplier in Northern Ireland, supplying around 20% of homes or around 159k customers.
An increase of 35.4% is a huge jump for SSE Airtricity customers who will see their bills increase by around £355 per year. And this follows an increase of 33% in June which meant bills already had increased by £248 per year.
Since June 2022, SSE customers will have seen electricity bills have increase by 68% or £603
What SSE Airtricity has said…
Klair Neenan, Managing Director of SSE Airtricity said:
“We know this news will be disappointing for our customers. It was hoped market volatility would ease, but the global energy crisis continues to impact gas and electricity costs for all energy suppliers…
As always, we encourage any customer who is having difficulty with their energy bills to contact us. We will work with them to find a solution together, including flexible payment plans, budget plans, and different payment methods such as pay-as-you-go options.”
Get in touch with your energy supplier
It is important that anyone struggling to pay their energy bill or top-up their meter contact their supplier directly for help and information. If you are an SSE Airtricity customer and are worried about the news of these price changes, get in touch with them as soon as you can.
It’s important to get in touch 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.
Alternatively, independent advice and information is available from NI Energy Advice on 0800 111 4455 or online at www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/ni-energy-advice.
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