Image Flogas announces massive energy price hike
Image Rob Flynn
Staff Writer

This is the first price increase from Flogas this year but its fifth in the space of 12 months. Its most recent increase will add around €930 to combined gas and electricity bills.

Flogas has become the latest energy supplier in Ireland to increase its prices in 2022.

It's increasing the standard price of its electricity by 27% and the standard price of its gas by 29%. 

It also announced that its electricity standing charge will increase by 27% while its gas standing charge will go up by 29% too.

The price hike will come into effect from May 7th.

Flogas increased its prices four times last year. Its last increase came into effect in November 2021.

Here’s what the latest price increase from Flogas will add to the average customer’s annual bill.

Cost to the customer

The latest price hike from Flogas will add around €521 to the average customer’s annual electricity bill and approximately €409 to the average annual gas bill.

This is a rather staggering combined increase of €930 annually for customers who have both their gas and electricity with Flogas.

Citing volatile prices in the European energy market, with little improvement expected in the medium term, Paul Kenny, General Manager at Flogas Energy had this to say:

All Irish energy suppliers are being faced with the same rising wholesale cost increases. While we have worked hard to minimise and delay price changes during the winter months, we now regrettably need to reflect the increased costs in our prices. 

We are contacting our customers to advise of the change and give advice and support on how to reduce their costs into the future.

Cost over 12 months

The most recent price increase from Flogas means it has now raised its prices five times in just one year, and in doing so has become the eighth energy supplier to announce a price increase in 2022.

Here’s a look at what all of its price hikes over the past year have added to customers’ bills.

Effective Date

Electricity increase

Gas increase

Estimated increase to annual electricity bill

Estimated increase to annual gas bill

April 12th 2021

8.5%

6.5%

€95

€53

June 26th 2021

12.5%

8.9%

€152

€77

September 18th 2021

18%

18%

€247

€170

November 20th 2021

19%

26%

€309

€290

May 7th 2022

27%

29%

€521

€409

Combined 12-month increase

-

-

€1,324

€999

For an in-depth look at the energy increases over the last year, take a look at our blog on why energy prices are increasing.

Switch and save

If you want to make sure you’re not overpaying on your energy bills, make sure to switch your supplier once your contract has expired.

For those customers who have been with their existing supplier for more than a year, chances are you’re likely out of contract. This means that you are vastly overpaying by being on the company’s standard rate and you’re not receiving any discount.

Comparing and switching is quick and easy on bonkers.ie and the average customer could save over €700 a year on their bills by changing supplier today.

Compare prices and switch today using our comparison tools here! We compare all energy suppliers in the market against your current supplier to find you the best deals.

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