SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy supplier, is today announcing a 7.5% increase in its household electricity prices from 1 October 2017.
This is SSE Airtricity’s first electricity price increase for household customers in Northern Ireland for more than four years. It is a result of rises in external costs, including wholesale energy costs which are affected by global energy markets.
The price change means a typical household customer will see electricity costs rise by around £2.75 per month or around nine pence per day1.
David Manning, Director of Home Energy at SSE Airtricity, said:
“Having consistently delivered price decreases to our customers in recent years today’s decision is not taken lightly and is the result of increasing costs outside of our control.
“Since 2013, we’ve cut electricity prices three times, reducing the average household bill in that period by over £100. At all times we are focused on delivering value and service to our customers and despite this price change, the average SSE Airtricity bill remains £68 cheaper than it was in 2013.”2