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Northern Ireland electricity tariffs

Updated: 20 Apr 2014
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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 16.96p
Direct Debit – monthly 17.31p
Direct Debit – quarterly 17.59p
Keypad rate 17.59p
Keypad Reward (effective Feb 2013 -Free electricity when you top-up £50 or more online or via PowerNI App) 17.24p
Standard rate 18.04p

Power NI 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
Monthly Direct Debit 8.47p 17.39p 11.48p
Monthly Direct Debit and Energy Online 8.31p 17.03p 11.24p
Quarterly Direct Debit 8.61p 17.66p 11.66p
Keypad 8.61p 17.66p 11.66p
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) 15.27p
Introductory Offers  
2 year fixed term contract  
Direct Debit & e-billing - Year 1
Direct Debit & e-billing - Year 2
15.27p
16.60p
Direct Debit & post - Year 1
Direct Debit & post - Year 2
15.70p
16.78p
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  
Standard rate postal - Year 1
Standard rate postal - Year 2
16.78p
17.86p
Standard rate e-bill - Year 1
Standard rate e-bill - Year 2
16.60p
17.68p
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 (Nightsaver) 8.83p 18.11p 11.96p
Keypad Standard 8.61p 17.66p 11.96p
Keypad Home Energy (1 year discount only available to new customers) 8.25p 16.94p 11.96p
Introductory offers      
2 Year Fixed Term Contract      
Direct Debit + E bill – Year 1 8.47p 16.31p 11.96p
Direct Debit + E bill – Year 2 8.47p 17.39p 11.96p
Direct Debit and Post – Year 1 8.47p 16.49p 11.96p
Direct Debit and Post – Year 2 8.47p 17.39p 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 year 1 8.83p 17.39p 11.96p
Standard rate e-bill year 2 8.83p 18.11p 11.96p
Standard rate postal year 1 8.83p 17.57p 11.96p
Standard rate postal year 2 8.83p 18.11p 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 6014321, e-mail, e-mail wayne.millar@airtricity.com or visit the website www.airtricity.com

Budget Energy tariffs

Tariff Price per unit including VAT
Keypad rate 16.70p
Bill Pay 17.043p
Monthly Direct Debit 17.043p

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 13.067p
To become a Budget Energy Customer phone 0800 0121177 or visit www.budgetenergy.co.uk

Electric Ireland

Tariff Price per unit including VAT
24 hour standard 15.31p
24 hour standard plus online billing only 15.15p
24 hour standard plus Direct Debit only 14.93p
24 hour standard plus online billing and Direct Debit 14.77p
Keypad 24 hour standard 14.93p

Electric Ireland Economy 7 tariffs

Night rate pence per unit Day rate pence per unit Standing charge pence per day
Day/Night Standard 7.50p 15.37p 11.96p
Day/Night Standard e-bill only 7.42p 15.21p 11.84p
Day/Night Standard Direct Debit only 7.31p 14.98p 11.66p
Day/Night Standard e-bill & Direct Debit 7.23p 14.84p 11.54p
Keypad Pay -as-you-go 7.31p 14.98p 11.66p
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.