More electricity price decreases on the way
Electric Ireland announced today that it reducing its domestic electricity prices by 4.1% from 1 August 2020, meaning that all but one of the electricity suppliers in Northern Ireland will have lowered their prices before the autumn. Therefore, The Consumer Council would encourage consumers to shop around for the best energy deal or to speak to their supplier about the discounts they have available.
Paulino Garcia, Head of Energy at The Consumer Council, said: “We welcome the tariff decrease announced today by Electric Ireland. Now that all but one of the electricity suppliers in Northern Ireland have announced price decreases, it is the perfect time to compare prices and look for the best deal. Even if you want to stay with your current supplier, it is always worth contacting them to see if they have a better deal, as significant savings can be found.”
Paulino added, “The Consumer Council free independent price comparison tool is on our website and it compares all tariffs currently available from the five suppliers in Northern Ireland. If you do not have access to the internet, or you just want to talk through the process, please contact us on 0800 121 6022. Last year, nearly 150,000 domestic and business consumers used the energy switching tools on The Consumer Council’s website to get the best possible deal”.
The Consumer Council has additional consumer support information in relation to the COVID-19 crisis on its website www.consumercouncil.org.uk/coronavirus which covers a range of topics including home energy, travel, shopping, personal finances and much more.