PEOPLE POWER UNLOCKS GROUP DISCOUNTED ELECTRICITY IN IRELAND FOR THE FIRST TIME
The people power of over 45,000 members has succeeded in unlocking group discounted electricity offers in Ireland for the first time.
The special offer, for new customers who switch to Bord Gáis Energy includes:
- A 10% discount in year one
- Plus €80 cashback after 12 months.
- Estimated saving for a 3 bedroom household on the standard rate is €215 in year 1*
An alternative group discounted offer is also available for existing Bord Gáis Energy customers. This is a 5% discount in year one plus €40 cash back after 12 months. The group discounted offers from Bord Gáis Energy include Level Pay, which smooths out bill payments and uses paperless billing.
Oliver Tattan, Co-Founder of One Big Switch, welcomed today’s announcement, saying : “This campaign was always an experiment in people power, today that experiment worked, and group discounted electricity is finally available in Ireland for the first time.”
“That is a big win for consumers who joined the campaign, but hopefully it will also help drive competition across the whole energy market in Ireland. The rising cost of electricity in Ireland is hurting many families, hopefully this discount will bring some relief.”
Lachlan Harris, Co-founder of One Big Switch also welcomed the result: “This campaign has received huge support from Irish consumers, and today that support has been rewarded.”
Consumers can see the full details of the offer, and use the savings calculator by visiting www.onebigswitch.ie. Householders who are not yet registered can still do so at no cost and with no obligation. The offer is for electricity only, gas offers are expected to be available in the near future.
Note: * This is an estimated saving in the first year for a typical 3-bedroom household who use 5,300 kWh per year. All usage is assumed on a 24 Hour Urban Tariff. The savings figure is the estimated savings figures if such a household switched from the standard tariff to this special offer and includes the €80 cashback. Source: Bord Gáis Energy.