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Your bill explained

Find out how your electricity or gas bill is calculated, what the different standing charges mean and how to understand your meter readings.

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Statement Number

Your electricity and gas bills are combined into a single statement with its own unique number, make sure to reference this (and your account number) if you have any queries.


Account Number

This is your Airtricity Account Number, make sure to reference it any time you contact us.


Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)

A unique number assigned to your property's electricity connection, which identifies where it is on the network.


DG, MCC and Profile

Your DG number identifies your Distribution Use of System (DUoS) profile - this is a type of standing charge that Airtricity pays to companies who maintain and govern the electricity network.

MCC is your Meter Configuration Code, which corresponds to what type of meter you have. MCC01 is a Standard (24 Hour) meter, while MCC02 is a Day/Night meter.

Profile (also known as Usage Profile) determines what electricity tariff you pay.


Gas Point Reference Number (GPRN)

A unique number assigned to your property's gas connection, which identifies where it is on the network.


Annual Consumption Band (AC Band)

A letter is associated with your estimated annual gas usage. The bands are set out as follows:

  • A = Less than 6,000 kWh
  • B = 6,000 kWh to 23,500 kWh
  • Y = 73,000 kWh to 750 MWh
  • Z = 750 MWh to 5,500 MWh

Balance forward

Amount due on your last statement


Total Payments received

Payments you've made since your last statement


Amount due before this bill

If there's any difference between what you paid and your last statement, this will be shown here and carried over to your next bill.


Total Electricity Charges for this period Invoice

Costs for electricity usage, standing charges and PSO Levy added together including VAT.


Total Gas Charges for this period Invoice

Costs for gas usage, standing charges and carbon tax added together including VAT.


Total amount outstanding

Your total costs for this billing period, plus any amount carried over from your last statement (or minus any credit).

If the amount outstanding is negative - your account is in credit and this will be rolled over to your next statement.


Total Due

The amount you need to pay. For Direct Debit customers, this amount that will be debited from your account on the Payment Due Date.


Electricity Billing Period

The dates which this bill refers to


Gas Billing Period

The dates which your gas bill refers to, this may be different to electricity as gas can only be billed if your meter has been read.


Payment Method

How you've chosen to pay your bills. You can also make extra 'top-up' payments at any time through any payment method.


Payment Due Date

When you need to pay your bill by. For Direct Debit customers, this is the date that your payment will be taken out of your account.


Remittance Advice

Detach this and submit it with any non-direct debit payments