Key Performance Indicators

1.1m Electric Ireland customers making a positive impact
€315 Welcome Bonus for new dual fuel customers
3-8% reduction in energy consumption by consumers in trials using smart meters
2.4m meters will be replaced nationwide on a phased basis by 2024

What is a standard unit rate?

A standard unit rate for electricity is the price a consumer pays for one unit of electricity, not including any standing charges, daily charges or PSO levy. Each energy supplier sets its own standard unit rate. Electric Ireland’s standard unit rate is the lowest for electricity (bill pay) when compared to the other energy suppliers.

Compare electricity rates across Irish suppliers

By comparing electricity rates across Irish energy suppliers you can get a better understanding of electricity prices.
Of the suppliers currently offering bill pay electricity, Electric Ireland’s standard unit rate of 35.73c per Kilowatt hour (inc. VAT) is the lowest.

Supplier Electricity (c/kWh)
Electric Ireland*35.73
Bord Gais37.36
SSE Airtricity38.95

*Estimated annual bill €1,908 (electricity) based on 24-hour, residential electricity credit meter standard unit rates, including PSO levy and VAT. Published provider rates at 1st November 2023, subject to change. Comparisons based on Energy Suppliers with market share greater than 1% from 2023 CRU switching report for the period Jan-Jun 2023 as published 25th September.

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