Bord Gáis Energy announces market-leading 23% electricity discount
Mark Whelan
Staff Writer

Electricity customers can save up to €210 by switching to Bord Gáis Energy from today.

Just when we thought Ireland’s energy companies had decommissioned their price-cutting weapons and called a halt to the warring for a while, Bord Gáis Energy has announced a new market-leading electricity discount.

September 2016 will live long in the memory at HQ, with five of Ireland’s energy suppliers engaging in what had all the hallmarks of an all-out price war.

Bord Gáis Energy, Electric Ireland and PrePayPower all announced price cuts, and Energia and SSE Airtricity rolled-out huge discounts for new customers.

And now, Bord Gáis Energy has gone back into the field to offer a 23% electricity discount to new customers.

How much can you save?

Bord Gáis Energy’s 23% electricity discount, which is available on from today, takes the price of a unit of electricity down to 11.57 cent, excluding VAT.

At this rate, a household with average annual consumption will spend about €925 on electricity over the course of the year, once all taxes and charges are factored in.

That’s €210 cheaper than standard rates and is the newly-installed cheapest electricity deal on the market right now.

If you haven’t switched suppliers in the last 12 months, you are probably paying expensive standard rates and therefore could make substantial savings by switching today.

Electricity bill confusion

Last week, the Commission for Energy Regulation published the results of its customer survey for 2016, and the results were a real eye-opener about Irish customers’ understanding of energy prices.

Only 12% of electricity customers can make an accurate estimate at the unit rate they’re paying, over 33% are unaware of discounts available to them and 88% said they haven’t switched electricity suppliers in the last year.

However, with the avalanche of price cuts and big discounts we’ve seen over the last few weeks, more and more customers are likely to take advantage of the large savings that are available to those who take the time to switch.

Save €210 today

If Bord Gáis Energy’s 23% electricity discount sounds like the deal for you, just grab your MPRN (which is written on your bill) and a recent meter reading and take 7 minutes to switch on right now.