10% off Bord Gáis Energy's electricity standard rates**
10% off Bord Gáis Energy's gas standard rates**
FREE: Range of Hive Welcome Home Products.
Inc: Hub + 2 x Smart Bulbs + Motion sensor + Active Plug Collectively valued at up to €159
€1742 estimated annual bill^ - inc VAT
Electricity Discounted Unit Rate: 18.9c /kWh
Electricity standing charge: 46.69c/day
Annual electricity standing charge: €170.43
Gas Discounted Unit Rate: 5.414c /kWh
Gas standing charge: 26.56c/day
Annual gas standing charge: €96.94
All figures include VAT
The rates, for anyone interested.
At the moment, I'm with Energia and getting:
Annual standing charge - €159.72.......€11 cheaper
Electricity unit rate - 19.98c /kWh........5% dearer
Discount* per billing period (every 2 months) - roughly €45......not sure of difference
Annual standing charge - €97.74........80c dearer
Gas unit rate - 6.25c / kWh........15% dearer
Discount* per billing period (every 2 months) - roughly €50......not sure of difference
*The discount is from switching over last year. Looks like the standing charge differences are negligible @ €1 per month or thereabouts, so we can ignore them. The unit rates are cheaper alright, but I'm not sure how the discount I currently get is calculated, whether it's a percentage of the bill or based on the number of units used per billing period.
Either way, it doesn't look like it would be cheaper for me to move (yet). Might have another look when the discount expires. Just a heads up to anyone else who might be tempted, take a look at what you're currently paying before doing anything.
It should really be a bit easier to calculate, but if you have a look at your bill these are the three figures you need. For my figures above, the standing charge is per billing period so I just multiplied by 6.