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

Gas

Installing natural gas and choosing a natural gas supplier.

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Coal

Coal is still used widely throughout NI. 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 Advice for Consumers

We are urging consumers to think about switching their energy supplier, bank account and insurance provider. By shopping around you could not only save money but you may also receive a better service.

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Energy Switching Week

Find out more about our 'Energy Switch and Save' events and how to switch energy supplier with our updated 'Switch On' guides, podcast and price comparison tables.

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