Responding to the first domestic tariff increase by Power NI since July 2013, The Consumer Council recognises it will be unwelcome news for consumers, but it reflects an increase in the wholesale cost of electricity
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The Consumer Council welcomes the outcome of the Final Determination from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on Firmus Energy’s appeal against the Utility Regulator’s GD17 Price Control.
The Consumer Council would like to make small businesses aware that following Power NI’s price control review by the Utility Regulator, Power NI’s small businesses tariffs will no longer be regulated, as of 1 April 2017.
Firmus Energy customers in both the Greater Belfast and the “Ten Towns” markets will be disappointed to find out that they have to find extra money for their gas bills after the supplier announced an increase of 12.2%.
SSE Airtricity gas customers in the Greater Belfast area will have to find extra money for their gas bills after SSE announced an increase of 7.6% with effect from the 31 March 2017.
The Consumer Council is informing former Open Electric customers that they now have the opportunity to switch electricity supplier after they were automatically transferred to Power NI as part of the Supplier of Last Resort process, when the company ceased trading on the 18 December 2016.
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