Friday, 29 October: SSE Airtricity has today announced it will increase its standard household gas and electricity prices from 1 December 2021. The price change is due to sustained increases in wholesale energy costs which have affected all energy suppliers and continue to disrupt energy markets across Europe.
This change will see a typical household bill increase by 9%^ on average, equivalent to around €3.87 per week for dual fuel customers. Single fuel customers will see an increase of €2.22 per week on the average electricity bill and €1.65 per week on the average gas bill.
Klair Neenan, Managing Director of SSE Airtricity said:
“The decision to increase our prices has not been taken lightly. We made every effort to delay this announcement as long as we could but unfortunately, as we have seen with other suppliers, sustained increases in wholesale energy costs are driving consumer prices upward.
“We know price increases are never welcome news for our customers and we will continue to monitor the situation closely with a commitment to reducing our prices as soon as it is possible to do so.
“SSE Airtricity has a longstanding tradition of working with our customers, especially those who may be experiencing financial difficulty. We recently contacted a number of SSE Airtricity account holders to offer additional help and support with their energy bills, and we would encourage any customer who is struggling to contact us. We will do everything we can to find a solution together.”
As Ireland’s largest supplier of 100% green energy*, SSE Airtricity continues to offer customers discount on their utility bills for opting to go paperless with direct debit and ebilling. The company also has a range of sustainable energy solutions which help customers make greener choices through initiatives for EVs, solar PV, smart home bundles, and retrofitting works.
Customers looking to contact the company can do so by dialling 0818 81 22 20 or visiting sseairtricity.com. Alternatively, independent financial advice is available from MABS who can be contacted on 0818 07 2000.
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^ Costs of increases based on a household customer on 24hr Standard credit meter tariffs with a typical annual bill of €1,406 for electricity (consumption of 4,200 kWh) and €1,032 for gas (consumption of 11,000 kWh). Figures inclusive of unit rate, standing charge and VAT. Actual cost varies according to meter type, individual tariff and consumption. Costs quoted inclusive of Carbon Tax and PSO Levy.
Today's announcement includes:
- 9.8% increase in gas unit rate and standing charge which equates to 9% on the average bill.
- 9.4% increase in electricity unit rate and standing charge which equates to 9% on the average bill.
* Largest provider of 100% green energy supplied to homes and businesses based on Electricity Market Share by total tWh, published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in most recent Energy and Water Monitoring Report for H1 2020, published in December 2020.