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Northern Ireland electricity tariffs

Updated: 26 Apr 2015
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Tenants should be aware that they can now choose from four companies selling electricity to the residential market (PowerNI, Airtricity, Budget Energy and Electric Ireland). The current tariffs are set out below. However, tenants should be aware that the terms and conditions that apply to each of these offers will vary between companies. For example, some companies require security deposits for non-direct debit tariffs. It is up to tenants to familiarise themselves with these Terms and Conditions before choosing a tariff (see web links). Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time.
For further information about these tariffs contact the relevant supplier directly. There's also a useful website called enirgy.info which has a calculator allowing you to work out the best available deal for you.

Power NI tariffs

Tariff Price per unit including VAT
Energy Online with direct monthly debit 15.39p
Direct Debit – monthly 15.73p
Direct Debit – quarterly 15.97p
Keypad rate 15.97p
Keypad Reward (2.5% Plus free electricity when top up £50 or mor online or via PowerNI app) 15.66p
Standard rate 16.38p

Power NI Economy 7 tariffs

Tariff Night Rate Pence per Unit Day Rate Pence Per Unit Standing Charge Pence Per Day
Standard 8.14p 16.68p 7.40p
Monthly Direct Debit 7.81p 16.01p 7.10p
Monthly Direct Debit and Energy Online 7.65p 15.58p 6.96p
Quarterly Direct Debit 7.94p 16.26p 7.22p
Keypad 7.93p 16.27p 7.23p
To become a Power NI Customer, phone 08457 455455 or visit www.powerni.co.uk

Airtricity tariffs

Tariff Price per unit including VAT
Standard rate (24 hour standard rate) 18.04p
Keypad Standard 17.59p
Keypad Home Energy (1 year discount only available to new customers) 16.23p
Introductory Offers  
2 year fixed term contract (Available until 28th February 2015.  Reverts to SSE Airtricity Standard tariff after Year 2)  
Direct Debit & e-billing - Year 1
Direct Debit & e-billing - Year 2
16.23p
16.23p
Direct Debit & post - Year 1
Direct Debit & post - Year 2
16.41p
16.41p
1 year fixed term contract  
Direct Debit & e-billing 15.88p
Direct Debit & post 16.05p
Introductory Offers-Non Direct Debit*  
2 year fixed term contract (Available until 28th February 2015.  Reverts to SSE Airtricity Standard tariff after Year 2)  
Standard rate postal - Year 1
Standard rate postal - Year 2
17.31p
17.31p
Standard rate e-bill - Year 1
Standard rate e-bill - Year 2
17.14p
17.14p
1 year fixed term contract  
Standard rate e-bill 16.96p
Standard rate postal 17.14p
Fees are charged for early termination or cancelling a direct debit. *Non Direct Debit accounts require a security deposit.

Airtricity Economy 7 tariffs

Tariff Night Rate Pence per Unit Day Rate Pence Per Unit Standing Charge Pence Per Day
Standard 8.83p 18.11p 11.96p
Introductory offers      
2 Year Fixed Term Contract      
Direct Debit + E bill 8.31p 16.31p 11.96p
Direct Debit and Post 8.39p 16.49p 11.96p
1 Year Fixed Term Contract      
Direct debit & e-bill 8.47p 16.49p 11.96p
Direct debit & post 8.47p 16.66p 11.96p
Introductory offers - non Direct Debit      
2 year fixed term contract      
Standard rate e-bill 8.57p 17.21p 11.96p
Standard rate postal 8.65p 17.39p 11.96p
1 year fixed term contract      
Standard rate e-bill 8.83p 17.57p 11.96p
Standard rate postal 8.83p 17.76p 11.96p
To become an Airtricity Customer, phone 0845 601 4321 or visit the website www.sseairtricity.com

Budget Energy Economy 7 tariffs

Night rate pence per unit Day rate pence per unit Standing charge pence per day
Keypad 8.749p 17.932p 13.067p
Billpay 8.078p 19.113p 13.923p
To become a Budget Energy Customer phone 0800 0121177 or visit www.budgetenergy.co.uk
Budget Energy will reduce all current domestic tariffs by at least 5% on 10 March 2015.

Electric Ireland

Tariff Price per unit including VAT
24 hour standard 16.84p
24 hour standard plus online billing only 16.67p
24 hour standard plus Direct Debit only 16.42p
24 hour standard plus online billing and Direct Debit 16.25p
Keypad 24 hour standard 16.42p

Electric Ireland Economy 7 tariffs

Night rate pence per unit Day rate pence per unit Standing charge pence per day
Day/Night Standard 8.25p 16.91p 13.16p
Day/Night Standard e-bill only 8.17p 16.74p 13.02p
Day/Night Standard Direct Debit only 8.05p 16.48p 12.83p
Day/Night Standard e-bill & Direct Debit 7.96p 16.31p 12.70p
Keypad Pay -as-you-go 8.05p 16.48p 12.83p
Non direct debit customers pay security deposit of £150 refunded after 12 months subject to conditions.
To become an Electric Ireland customer Tel 0845 600 5335 or email customerservice@electricireland.com.