SSE Airtricity reduces household energy prices

SSE Airtricity will reduce its household energy prices saving dual fuel customers on average €58†. The price cuts will come into effect from 1 April 2015.

The reductions being announced will see the company reduce its household prices for new and existing customers by 4% for natural gas and by 2% for electricity. SSE Airtricity’s reductions apply to unit rate tariffs as well as standing charges. 

The reductions will mean a typical annual saving of €58† for customers on SSE Airtricity’s most popular Direct Debit and eBilling Dual Fuel Standard tariffs.

Customers using Pay-As-You-Go meters for gas and electricity will save on average €55†. SSE Airtricity remains the cheapest provider of Pay-As-You-Go energy in the market and the only supplier to provide discounted electricity and gas to most-in-need customers using Pay-As-You-Go meters to better manage their energy costs including outstanding energy debt.

Stephen Wheeler, SSE Airtricity Managing Director, commented:

“At SSE Airtricity we are committed at all times to delivering energy cost savings to all our customers. Our approach to buying energy on wholesale markets ensures we can offer prices to customers that are both competitive and stable.

“We’ve always made the commitment that if we can lower prices, we will.

“I’m pleased today that we’re announcing price cuts to our standard unit rates as well as our standing charges that will save our dual fuel customers €58 on average. In this way we’re delivering on our commitment and making a difference for our customers.”

Since it entered Ireland’s competitive household energy market in 2009 SSE Airtricity has delivered combined savings in electricity and gas costs of over €100 million so far to all its customers on its introductory and post-introductory prices.  

SSE Airtricity continues to drive competition in the energy market by offering significant value to new customers switching to it for its competitively-priced electricity-only and dual fuel products. Customers switching today to SSE Airtricity can save up to 20% on electricity and up to 10% on gas against the company’s Standard unit rates*.

SSE Airtricity automatically offers lower-cost price discounts to all customers on post-introductory tariffs, based on their choice of payment method and bill type and regardless of contract type.

Over 90% of SSE Airtricity customers automatically enjoy a minimum 3% unit rate discount based on payment by direct debit while almost 75% of customers enjoy a minimum 4% discount based on payment by direct debit with eBilling. Customers using Pay-As-You-Go meters to better manage their energy costs including outstanding energy debt enjoy an 11.5% standard unit rate discount for gas and an 8.25% standard unit rate discount for electricity – the only such discounts offered by any supplier to most-in-need customers in the market.