All electricity and gas customers can switch energy suppliers using a free and easy switching process, which is overseen by CER. CER encourages customers to "shop around" and look for better offers and discounts from energy suppliers to get the best possible deals. Consumers should also engage with their current energy suppliers at the end of a contract and when their discount period ceases.
www.bonkers.ie or www.switcher.ie provides consumers with a transparent and impartial way to compare energy tariffs and find the best gas and electricity provider for their needs. CER also provides a list of electricity and gas providers with some helpful hints and tips on switching.
The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is the independent body responsible for overseeing the regulation of Ireland's electricity and gas sectors. The CER was initially established and granted regulatory powers over the electricity market in 1999 and the natural gas industry in 2002. CER continuously monitors the electricity and gas markets to ensure that competition develops and customers benefit from the development of competition. The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has no function in setting prices for the supply of electricity or gas.
Did you know?
€16,000,000,000 in profit is made by energy suppliers in Europe every year! By switching energy suppliers, you may get some of it back!