How is my gas bill calculated?
SSE Airtricity Energy Solutions gas tariffs are made up of a combination of four main elements:
- Wholesale energy costs which relate to the cost of purchasing gas over time to meet customer demand, which is subject to seasonality and relates to market conditions and forward commodities at the time of purchase.
- Pass-through costs which are set by several different regulatory and networks bodies and are passed on to all suppliers to cover costs including transmission and distribution.
- Supplier margin which is required to cover all operating costs as well as explicit margin for running a commercial business.
- Conversion Factor which is a multiplier we use to convert your gas from the units on your meter (cubic meters or hundred cubic feet) into the units you are billed on (kWh). More information is available here.
All customers are also subject to payment of VAT, as well as the Carbon Tax, which is a charge applied to all energy sources that produce carbon dioxide emissions as mandated by the Irish Government since 2010.