Eight suppliers have now increased their energy prices in the Republic, while this is Iberdrola's second price increase in less than six months.
Looks like the spate of energy price increases isn’t over just yet with another supplier announcing an increase to its residential energy prices today.
This time it’s the turn of international energy supplier Iberdrola, part of the Iberdrola Group, who is upping its prices for customers.
The news from Iberdrola means that eight energy suppliers have now increased their prices since the end of February, with the potential for five more suppliers to do so in the coming days and weeks.
See below for the full announcement from Iberdrola.
From 24th April Iberdrola is increasing the price of its electricity by 6.3% while its gas prices will rise by 4.9%.
For electricity customers the price increase will add approximately €65 to the average annual bill, while the average gas customer can expect to pay €36 more per year.
As with the suppliers that went before, Iberdrola cited the increase in wholesale energy prices as being the main reason for passing costs on to customers.
However, the energy company has assured customers who are already on specific plans that their discount will remain the same until their contract ends.
Customers who would like to compare before and after prices and your new Estimated Annual Bill (EAB) for your current tariff can do so on Iberdrola’s website.
Alternatively, if you’re out of contract or if you feel like you could get a better deal elsewhere you can always compare tariffs from all suppliers right here on bonkers.ie.
Flurry of price increases
Iberdrola is now the eighth energy supplier to increase its prices in less than one month. SSE Airtricity was the first energy company to announce an increase in 2021 at the end of February.
This is also Iberdrola’s second price increase in less than six months. Back in November 2020 it increased its electricity prices by 3.4%, however its gas rates did not change at that time.
The November increase from the supplier was its first since entering the market in the latter half of 2019.
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More ways to save
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- You can easily reduce your electricity consumption and save money with these tips.
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- Many people end up overpaying on current account fees and charges. Here are 9 surprisingly easy ways to reduce your current account fees.
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