Community Power is still one of Ireland's relatively new electricity suppliers. From starting in 2019 and holding out throughout the energy crisis, Community Power certainly has some grit. Find out how much the electricity supplier charges and read customer reviews so that you can decide if you should make the switch to Community Power today.

What Is Community Power?

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Community Power launched in November 2019 as Ireland's first community-owned electricity supplier. The renewable supplier's origins lie with Templederry Wind Farm in County Tipperary, which is also a first of its kind in Ireland as a community-owned wind farm.

Nowadays, Community Power purchases electricity from small and micro renewable energy generators (mainly hydro and wind) across Ireland and sells it on to users.

The company has strong ties to local communities and is endorsed by several energy co-operatives. It is also supported as part of the European Regional Development Fund.

Community Power’s main three pillars of action are:

  1. To part fund and manage community-owned renewable energy sources.
  2. To sell electricity to communities and the Irish energy market.
  3. To provide a structure of ownership for local and small energy producers and keep revenue generated in the community, benefitting local economies.

Community energy groups collaborating with Community Power include:

  • Aran Islands Energy Co-op
  • Claremorris and Western District Energy Co-op
  • Energy Communities Tipperary Co-operative
  • Templederry Wind Farm
  • Community Power Limerick
  • Friends of the Earth

What Are Community Power Rates and Prices?

Community Power’s rates and pricing structure is clear and transparent. There are no “gimmicks” or discounts for new customers, both existing and new pay the same. The company is currently the only one in Ireland that does not charge an exit fee (normally €50 per fuel per contract year).

The following table breaks down the Community Power electricity rates. We've also calculated the estimated annual bill (EAB) for the average household, which consumes 4,200 kWh of electricity per year.

📈 Electricity Only Tariffs

Standard Plan
EAB from
€1,448.22
87 /year
Variable

Urban Meter

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Urban 24hr

  • Unit Rate: 28.80c/kWh
  • Standing Charge: €238.71
  • Estimated Annual Bill: €1,448.22

Urban Day/Night

  • Day Rate: 33.08c/kWh
  • Night Rate: 19.15c/kWh
  • Standing Charge: €238.71
  • Estimated Annual Bill: €1,335.60
Electricity Only
Exit Fee: €0
Standard Plan
EAB from
€1,488.00
47 /year
Variable

Rural Meter

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Rural 24hr

  • Unit Rate: 28.80c/kWh
  • Standing Charge: €278.50
  • Estimated Annual Bill: €1,488.00

Rural Day/Night

  • Day Rate: 33.08c/kWh
  • Night Rate: 19.15c/kWh
  • Standing Charge: €278.50
  • Estimated Annual Bill: €1,375.38
Electricity Only
Exit Fee: €0

Last updated: 16/04/2024
EAB calculated based on average electricity usage (4,200 kWh) with VAT and PSO Levy included.

💡 Smart Meter Tariffs

Standard Smart Plan
Estimated Annual Bill from
€1,618.00
87 /year
Variable

Time of Use Tariffs

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Urban Smart Meter

  • Day Rate: 39.62c/kWh
  • Night Rate: 33.08c/kWh
  • Peak Rate: 19.15c/kWh
  • Standing Charge: €238.71
  • Estimated Annual Bill: €1,618.00

Rural Smart Meter

  • Day Rate: 39.63c/kWh
  • Night Rate: 33.08c/kWh
  • Peak Rate: 19.15c/kWh
  • Standing Charge: €278.50
  • Estimated Annual Bill: €1,657.89
Electricity Only
Exit Fee: €0

Last updated: 16/04/2024
EAB calculated based on average electricity usage (4,200 kWh) with VAT and PSO Levy included.

How Do Community Power Rates Compare to Other Suppliers?

In the table below, you can see how Community Power rates compare to the offers from other electricity suppliers. You can see that although it's not the cheapest supplier on the market, its prices are still competitive.

Cheapest Electricity Offer per Supplier
SupplierBest OfferEstimated Annual BillTrustpilot Reviews
Yuno EnergyFixed Discount€1,168.123.6 / 5
SSE AirtricityFixed Offer€1,273.321.2 / 5
FlogasNo Discount€1,332.294.2 / 5
Bord Gáis24% on Electricity€1,338.232.4 / 5
Energia31% Selectra Discount 📞€1,340.374.1 / 5
Electric Ireland24% on EO, DF€1,394.351.4 / 5
Community PowerNo Discount€1,448.22N/A
EcopowerNo Discount€1,808.533.9 / 5
PrepayPowerNo Discount€1,835.814.8 / 5
PinergyNo Discount€2,001.734.6 / 5
WaterpowerNo Discountnew customers are currently unable to switchN/A

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only. Calculations based on average consumption figures for an urban home with a 24-hour standard meter unless specified. All discounts and cashback have been applied. This also includes the PSO Levy at €0.00.
Last updated: May 2024

What Are Community Power Reviews Like?

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Community Power has just nine reviews on Google. All but one of the customers that left Community Power reviews gave the supplier a five-star rating.

With just a few reviews, it's difficult to apply this information to all of Community Power's customers. However, the lack of even just one negative review leads us to believe that Community Power customers are pretty satisfied with the service.

In the majority of the reviews, customers reported they were pleased to be with a supplier that supports developing renewable energy projects in local communities.

Delighted to buy my electricity from Community Power and help support community owned renewable energy projects.

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How Can I Switch to Community Power?

To switch to Community Power, you can either call the supplier or switch online. You'll need to provide the following details in order to switch:

  • Connection type (DG1, DG2, Community, Commercial)
  • Your name, address, phone and email
  • Your MPRN
  • Meter type (24hr, Nightsaver)
  • A current meter reading

To complete the registration process, you’ll need to agree to the terms and conditions and choose whether to sign up to online billing or not.

What is my connection type?For residential customers, you can look at your bill for either DG1 or DG2. DG1 indicates your meter has been assigned urban classification for tariffs and standing charges, while DG2 means you have a rural connection.

Is There a Community Power Business?

Community Power has the same electricity unit rates for business customers as it does for residential customers. However, the electricity standing charge may vary. In addition to traditional business, farmers can also join Community Power!

To sign up your business (or farm) to Community Power, you will need to provide the same information as domestic customers. This includes the following:

  • Your connection type (Commercial - DG5)
  • Your name, address, phone number and email
  • The 11-digit MPRN number
  • A current meter reading

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How Can I Contact Contact Community Power?

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See our dedicated Community Power contact page for details on how to reach the company via their online contact form, by letter, by email or by directly phoning the contact number of 067-56005. Agents are available weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm except bank holidays.

What Is Community Power Fuel Mix?

Here's the breakdown for Community Power's fuel mix according to the CRU's Fuel Mix Disclosure 2021:

Source: Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions 2021, pg. 24

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