What is the PSO levy and how much is it?

The PSO (Public Service Obligation) is mandated by the Irish Government and approved by the European Commission. It supports the generation of electricity from sustainable, renewable and indigenous sources.

The levy is calculated and certified annually by the CRU (Commission for Regulation of Utilities) in line with relevant legislation. All energy suppliers are required to collect this levy from customers through bills. For further information please visit

What are the existing PSO levy rates for residential customers?

PSO Levy Rate (effective as of 01/10/2019)

The PSO levy has decreased from €3.95 (€3.48 ex VAT) to €3.22 (€2.84 ex VAT) per month on 1st October 2019.

You will see the PSO Levy on your typical two-monthly bill as €5.68 (€2.84 x 2) + 13.5% VAT.

If you are looking for PSO Levy rates applicable to business customers please see PSO Levy for Business help page.

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