Gas & Electricity

What is a GPRN?

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GPRN stands for Gas Point Reference Number and is a unique 7-digit code that identifies your home’s connection to the gas network.

Your home's connection is also called a gas point and is the place at which gas is withdrawn from the national gas network, measured by a meter and supplied to an end-user.

GPRNs are located on all gas bills and must be quoted when changing gas supplier.

Why do I need to know my GPRN?

You have to provide your GPRN in order to switch gas supplier. If you’re switching electricity supplier, you must provide your MPRN.

Gas suppliers need this number to determine the point on the national gas network to which your property is connected. So, the number is needed to actually pipe the gas into your home.

How do I find my GPRN?

You'll find your GPRN printed on your gas bill and its location on your bill depends on your supplier (Bord Gáis Energy places GPRNs in the top right-hand corner, while Flogas opts for the bottom left).

There are a lot of different numbers and codes on your bills (account number, invoice number, meter number etc.) which can be confusing at a glance, but your GPRN will be clearly labelled as such.

Take a look at this guide for further information on how to read your energy bills.

I recently moved, what’s my GPRN?

If you recently moved into a new apartment or house and don’t have any previous bills, you should ask your landlord or the previous occupier for an old bill to get your new home’s GPRN.

It’s important to note that your GPRN is attached to the location of your home, not to your supplier or yourself. So, if you move, you’ll need to find out what your new code is.

You can also get your GPRN by calling Gas Networks Ireland on 1850 200 694. This is the best way to find your number if you’re moving into a house that has just been built.

You're ready to switch and save!

Once you have your GPRN, you can easily switch gas supplier online at bonkers.ie. Use our energy comparison tool to quickly compare energy deals from a range of different suppliers.

You could easily save over €400 annually on your energy bills by switching today.

Before you switch, you may find the following guides to be of help:

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