SSE Airtricity today (26th March) have announced a price decrease for their electricity and gas customers in Ireland.
This will be welcome as many of us will be spending more time at home over the next few months – so at a time of year when energy use tends to drop we will actually see it increase. Therefore, a 2.7% decrease in electricity prices and a larger drop of 11.5% in gas prices will be viewed as good news.
What does the price drop mean for customers?
SSE Airtricity have over 240k electricity customers and almost 86k gas customers across the Republic of Ireland who will now benefit from this latest price decrease. They are also Irelands largest supplier of green energy.
The price change will come into effect from 1st May 2020. It will mean a saving of €102 for a typical customer on SSE’s Dual Fuel standard tariff based on average energy use*. To see what difference this can make to your bills compare electricity, gas and dual fuel prices with www.powertoswitch.ie.
What SSE Airtricity have said…
David Manning, Director of Home Energy at SSE Airtricity, has said that the company are pleased to be able to announce these price decreases given the difficult times faced by many families across Ireland.
He said that these price reductions come “an anxious time for homes and families across the country and in these uncertain times I want to assure our customers we’re doing all we can to continue delivering the great service you expect from us.”
Get in touch with your energy supplier
As everyone realises we are living in unprecedented times. We urge you to get in touch with your energy supplier to discuss any payment issues or concerns. These are challenging and uncertain time for many customers, but all suppliers will be sympathetic and seek to work with you to find workable solutions.
And remember, your energy supplier can’t provide help if they don’t know you need it – so getting in touch with them is the first step.
* Actual savings will depend on usage and current tariff details. Energy savings based on an average household consuming 4,200 kWh electricity and 11,000 kWh gas per year.