Comparison website Bonkers.ie has become Ireland's first energy price comparison service to receive accreditation from the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER).
Last August, the energy regulator set out a framework for accrediting and auditing price comparison websites, with a focus on the accuracy and reliability of the comparisons available.
According to documents published by the energy regulator late last year, the accreditation of websites would "help provide energy customers with the confidence to use these websites and get the best tariff".
"The electricity and gas retail markets have seen significant levels of competition in recent years, providing customers with a good choice of energy products," the CER document said. "In the current era of higher energy prices, the CER encourages all energy customers to take advantage of the competition by shopping around for the best tariff deal."
David Kerr, managing director of Bonkers.ie said energy tariffs were becoming more complex and that "the need for a comparison site that consumers can trust has never been greater".