Electric Ireland announces electricity price increase from 1st August 2021

  • Electric Ireland announces a 10.2% increase on electricity bills, which equates to an increase of approximately £1.14 per week on an average residential electricity bill
  • The rise in price is due to continued increases in wholesale energy costs impacting the broader market

Issued at: 12 noon 1st July 2021

Electric Ireland has today (date) announced that, due to continued increases in wholesale energy costs, it will increase the average residential electricity bill in Northern Ireland by 10.2% from August 1st, 2021. This will equate to an increase of approximately £1.14 per week on the average residential electricity bill.

Clare McAllister, Residential Manager NI, Electric Ireland commented: “We are always determined to keep costs for our customers as low as possible and have sought to protect them from increases in wholesale energy costs where we can.  However, continued increases in wholesale prices mean that we must reluctantly apply a rise at this time.

“We understand this may be a difficult time financially for some customers and we would like to assure them that we are here to help.  We would encourage anyone who is having trouble paying bills to contact us and we will support them with an affordable payment plan over the coming months.

“At Electric Ireland we remain committed to providing as competitive a rate as possible and exemplary customer care and service, Clare added.

Electric Ireland is the 3rd largest supplier in the marketplace with circa 99,000 customers.