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Bord Gáis today has extended its new customer offers until June 30th 2013.
These offers were previously due to come to an end on May 31st, and is the third time they have been extended by the utility.
The new customer offers include a choice 3 discounted tariffs for Electricity customers:
- 10% discount on electricity unit rates for customers opting to spread their payments every month using Level Pay and use Paperless Billing
- 2,000 Tesco Clubcard points PLUS 5% discount on electricity unit rates for customers opting to spread their payments every month using Level Pay and use Paperless Billing
- 2,000 Tesco Clubcard points for signing up but no discount for customers opting out of paperless billing or level pay
No discounts on gas
Bord Gáis are prohibited by the CER from discounting natural gas tariffs at this time. Industry commentators agree that the lifting of this restriction will be vital in securing the successful sale of the supply business, which is expected to conclude before the end of 2013. A number of big international utility companies have been speculated on as potential bidders, including Centrica (owner of British Gas), E.ON and GDF Suez.
Bord Gáis recently confirmed that 94,000 of their domestic customer accounts are in arrears and 120,000 customers were helped to bring their arrears under control by the company last year by means of payment plans and other initiatives.
The company said its total contribution to the Irish economy amounted to €1 billion last year.