- 12% decrease on domestic electricity rates and 10% decrease on domestic gas rates
- Dual fuel customers will see price decrease of up to €385 annually1 based on an Estimated Annual Bill (EAB)
Friday, 08 September 2023: Leading energy supplier SSE Airtricity has today announced a decrease in its standard household electricity and gas prices, effective from 1 November 2023.
Today’s announcement will see a 12% decrease in the standard unit rate for electricity and a 10% decrease in the standard unit rate for gas. The price reductions will see a typical dual fuel customer save €384.55 (including VAT) per year2. All domestic Republic of Ireland gas and electricity customers will automatically have the reduced rate applied to their bills.
SSE Airtricity will continue to extend its product offering to meet the differing needs for its customers. In the coming weeks, the company will introduce a new fixed tariff product3 that will provide price value and certainty for customers who wish to avail of it.
SSE Airtricity has a longstanding and continued commitment to working with and supporting its customers. Throughout the recent cost of living crisis, the company has worked with governments and communities to support those most in need. Last year SSE Airtricity became the first supplier to announce it would forego profits in favour of supporting customers through the cost-of-living crisis. The provider also established the largest customer support fund in the market, valued at €25m, which included charitable donations of €1m to SVP and the development of warm referrals programmes with MABS and ALONE.
Klair Neenan, Managing Director of SSE Airtricity, said: “We hope today’s announcement will be welcome news for households as we approach winter. We're acutely aware of the pressure people have been experiencing with the cost-of-living crisis and we recognise that this continues to be a difficult time for many. We recognise that volatility has impacted customers over the past number of years, and we want to provide price certainty for customers who want to manage their energy costs. SSE Airtricity is working on solutions that deliver on this promise in the coming weeks."
“We’ve worked hard over the last 18 months to shield our customers from the impact of record wholesale costs through our approach to buying energy."
“As always, we are here to help, and we encourage any customer experiencing difficulty with their bills to contact us in confidence – we will work with them to find a solution.”
The recent global energy crisis highlights more than ever the importance of reducing energy consumption over the long term through measures such as energy efficiency upgrades, smart tariff options that suit your lifestyle needs, home insulation and solar panels. SSE Airtricity works with customers to identify suitable options for homes, offers a streamlined grant application process and provides advice on the SEAI grants available.
1Estimated Annual Bill (EAB) based on typical consumption of 4,200 KWh for electricity and 11,000 KWh for gas as determined by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU)
2Based on an average 24 hour urban direct debit/ebill dual fuel customer on a standard tariff. Estimated Annual Bill (EAB) on typical consumption of 4,200 KWh for electricity and 11,000 KWh for gas as determined by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU)
3Further detail on fixed tariff product will be available by 30 September 2023