The Consumer Council represents consumers on energy matters in Northern Ireland.

We do this by working with the energy companies, the Utility Regulator and our social partners, and by lobbying government to ensure that consumers are placed at the centre of all decision making.

Energy: Light bulb and thermostat


Installing natural gas and choosing a natural gas supplier.

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Coal is still used widely throughout Northern Ireland. Factors to consider when purchasing or using coal include price, weight and safety.

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Fuel Poverty

Fuel poverty is a major issue in Northern Ireland with 42 per cent of households in fuel poverty in 2011.

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Switching Information

Review and reduce your regular bills. Remember, being a loyal customer doesn’t always pay. If you switch your bank account, electricity tariff or car insurance provider you could save £100s.

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Energy Efficiency Schemes

In addition to shopping around to get the best deal on electricity, natural gas and home heating oil, consumers may also benefit from making savings through other available schemes in Northern Ireland.

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Need home heating oil?

We compare prices across NI for 300, 500 and 900 litres of oil, so you can shop around to get the best deal.

Compare Oil Prices

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