SSE Airtricity has confirmed today that its standard household electricity prices are to increase from 1 August 2021

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2nd July 2021

SSE AIRTRICITY TO INCREASE HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICITY PRICES FROM 1 AUGUST IN RESPONSE TO WHOLESALE ENERGY COSTS

SSE Airtricity has confirmed today that its standard household electricity prices are to increase from 1 August 2021.

The standard price of electricity will increase by 9.7%. This price change means a typical household customer will see electricity costs rise by around £1.11 per week^. The change is driven by sustained increases in the wholesale energy market which affect all energy suppliers and has seen a number of price changes already this year.


Klair Neenan, Managing Director at SSE Airtricity, said:
“Since last summer, wholesale energy costs have been rising, almost tripling in that time. These sustained increases are being compounded by reduced generation capacity from some power stations, which is putting pressure on wholesale energy prices. These factors are impacting all suppliers – as we have seen from others’ recent price announcements.

“We have worked hard to limit and delay this impact on our customers and absorbed costs where possible. We will continue to watch the market carefully and, as we have done before, will look to reduce our prices as soon as it possible to do so.

“In the meantime, we will do everything we can to assist our customers and encourage anyone that is having difficulty with their bills to please contact us and we will work with you to find a solution together.”

Customers who wish to speak to the company can do so here or by calling the number below.

SSE Airtricity Phone Number: 0345 601 9093

Independent help is also available from Advice NI who provide impartial advice on a range of services to consumers in Northern Ireland.

Advice NI Phone Number: 0800 111 4455



^ From 1 August, the typical annual cost of home electricity will be £649.49, based on a customer on 24hr SmartSaver Standard credit meter tariff (Direct Debit with eBilling) with typical consumption of 3,200 kWh. Actual costs vary according to meter type, individual tariff, and consumption

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