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Electric Ireland Smarter Pay As You Go Electricity

Paperless billing | Pre-payment meter Contract length: 1 year

Price Plan Features

Smarter Pay As You Go from Electric Ireland is the new way to control your electricity usage from the comfort of your home. Our new portable monitor allows you to track your usage in real time and make savings from your mobile, tablet or desktop. Smarter Pay As You Go also offers you a number of payment options to suit your needs, meaning no more long digit top-up codes! With Smarter Pay As You Go from Electric Ireland you can: Track how much you’re spending per hour, Make quick and easy top ups from your phone, tablet or desktop, Set daily spending goals to control your usage, Control everything from your Smarter Pay As You Go monitor. A new keypad meter will be installed - Electric Ireland will agree an installation time that suits you – and their engineers will explain how your meter works on the day. You can top up your Pay As You Go electricity credit where ever you see the Payzone or PayPoint signs in shops, online, or over the phone with a Debit/Credit card.

12 months contract, New Electric Ireland Smarter Pay As You Go Customers that switch supplier within 12 months of their Budget Controller installation will be subject to a Budget Controller removal fee of €50. This fee does not apply to existing Electric Ireland customers th
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This tariff is available to new customers of Electric Ireland


Paperless Billing


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Special Offers:

Sign up to this tariff with Electric Ireland and receive €175 credit. If you are switching both Electricity and Gas to Electric Ireland, only one offer applies.

Electricity Charges

Electricity Charges

29.0 cent per day service charge

17.86 cent (24 hour rate)
19.07 cent (NightSaver day rate)
9.42 cent (NightSaver night rate)
€151.42 standing charge (24 hour rate)
€151.42 standing charge (NightSaver rate)

Night Storage Heaters (NSH)

These charges only apply if you have a separate Night Storage Heater meter

  • 8.30 (ex VAT) / 9.42 (inc VAT) cent per kWh

Fuel Mix:

Carbon Dioxide Emmissions:

413 kg CO2 per MWh.
National average is 393 kg CO2 per MWh

Source: Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Prices shown include VAT at 13.5% unless indicated otherwise. Click the appropriate icon to see prices excluding VAT.

Payment Information

Payment Method


This is a pre-payment tariff which means you will not receive a bill, you simply top up your meter as you need to, much like a pay-as-you-go mobile phone.

Security Deposit

All new customers or those who have not held an account within the past two years must either:

  • Sign up for Direct Debit
  • Or pay a security deposit of €300
  • Or take Smarter PAYG (pay as you go) electricity

When you call to set up your account, you will be registered and will then have 14 days to sign up for Direct Debit or pay the security deposit.


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