Energia Rates: Best Gas & Electricity Plans 2021

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Get all the latest Energia rates for electricity and gas. We simplify all the provider’s pricing and plan options currently available in this guide. Whether you are thinking of switching to Energia or are already with the company and interested in seeing how you can better your current tariff, read on to find out all about the available Energia rates.


In this article, we'll cover current Energia rates (including the cheapest offers) for the following types of energy plans:

  • Electricity plans
  • Gas plans
  • Dual fuel plans
  • Smart meter plans
  • Solar panel (Grid) plans
  • Electric vehicle (EV)
  • Netatmo smart thermostat plans
  • FastPay

Energia rates come with some attractive discounts. Note that all discounts are applied only to the standard Energia standard unit rates and not to the entire bill amount.

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Energia Electricity Rates

As far as electricity is concerned, Energia rates are among some of the best in Ireland. Depending on your current electricity plan, you could save up to €600 per year just by switching to Energia as a new customer.

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If you're currently an Energia customer and you haven't updated your plan within the past year, you're likely paying the standard Energia rates, which you can find in the table below. The Energia rate you would pay depends on your meter type.

If you sign up to one of the offers with discounted Energia rates (which we cover next), the discount will apply only to these standard unit rates.

Energia Standard Electricity Unit Rates
Meter Type Day Unit Rate Night Unit Rate
24 Hour 26.81c/kWh 26.81c/kWh
Day/Night 29.39c/kWh 14.10c/kWh
Night Saver 26.81c/kWh 13.80c/kWh

Last updated: October 2021

In addition to unit rates, your bill also includes fixed electricity costs. Fixed costs include the standard charge (the price you pay just to be connected to the supply) and the P.S.O. Levy. Your electricity standing charge depends on your meter type and your location. The P.S.O. Levy is the same for all consumers and energy plans.

The table below shows Energia's electricity standing charges per meter type and location, as well as the amount of the P.S.O. Levy. You can also find the total amount that you spend per year on these fixed costs.

Energia Fixed Electricity Costs
Meter Type Standing Charge PSO Levy Total Fixed Costs
24 Hour Urban €207.05/year €58.57/year €265.62
24 Hour Rural €263.30/year €58.57/year €321.87
Day/Night Urban €259.36/year €58.57/year €317.93
Day/Night Rural €329.94/year €58.57/year €388.51
Night Saver Urban €210.17/year €58.57/year €268.74
Night Saver Rural €266.43/year €58.57/year €325.00

Last updated: October 2021

On Energia’s standard rates plan, the average urban household with a 24-hour meter would spend €1,421.87 per year. To find out how much you would spend, head to our guide on how to calculate your electricity bill.

Energia Electricity Plans

The table below compares the estimated annual bill for the standard offer to other Energia rates with discounts applied. The Home plan and the Electric Offer plan have the same electricity rates. However, the Home plan comes with €40 cashback and the Electric Offer comes with €35 cashback. Their discounted Energia rates can be broken down as follows:

  • New customer discount — 3%
  • Direct debit discount — 8%
  • Online billing discount — 4%
  • Affinity code discount — 26%

The affinity code is a promotional code. Currently, this code is "ELECTJUNE". To take advantage of this discount, you must provide it when you sign up online.

As for the Home Connect Interactive and Home Connect plans, you must have a smart meter to register. The Energia rates with these offers vary depending on the time of day. For more information, head to the section on smart meter rates below.

Energia Electricity Plans
Electricity Plan Estimated Annual Bill
Standard €1,421.87
Home €925.29
Electric Offer €975.23
Home Connect Interactive €944.57
Home Connect €952.28

Calculations based on average consumption figures for an urban home with a 24-hour meter. All discounts and cashback have been applied. Last updated: October 2021

With each Energia rates plan (except for the standard offer), you'll be charged a €50 exit fee if you terminate the contract early.

Energia Gas Rates

Unlike Energia electricity rates, gas rates do not differ by location. In the table below, you'll find Energia’s gas standard unit rate, as well as the fixed costs.

Energia Gas Rates
Cost Type Rate
Standard Unit Rate 7.38c/kWh
Standing Charge €122.88
Carbon Tax 0.688c/kWh

The fixed costs include the standing charge (which you pay to be connected to the supply) and the Carbon Tax. The total cost of the Carbon Tax depends on how many kWh of gas you consume. For the average household that consumes 11,000 kWh of gas per year, the Carbon Tax would cost €75.68 per year.

Energia Gas Plans

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For gas, Energia offers just one alternative to its standard gas plan. The Gas Offer plan includes 15% off the standard gas unit rate. This discount is made up of the following:

  • New customer discount — 3%
  • Direct debit discount — 8%
  • Online billing discount — 4%

If you're not a new customer, you can still get a 12% discount for direct debit and online billing. Even with the discounts applied, unlike Energia electricity rates, their gas rates rank amongst some of the most expensive currently available on the market.

Energia Gas Plans
Electricity Plan Estimated Annual Bill
Standard €1,010.36
Gas Offer €888.26

Calculations based on average consumption figures. All discounts have been applied. Last updated: October 2021

Energia Dual Fuel Rates

Energia rates for dual fuel plans resemble those for electricity only. You can compare these plans to the standard Energia offer in the table below.

Energia Dual Fuel Plans
Energia Plan Estimated Annual Bill
Standard €2,432.23
Home €1,625.22
Dual Fuel Bundle €1,707.73
Home Connect Interactive €1,665.91
Home Connect €1,673.81

Calculations based on average consumption figures for an urban home with a 24-hour meter. Discounts and cashback have been applied. Last updated: October 2021

As with the electricity-only plans, the Home plan and the Dual Fuel Bundle have the same discounts, just different cashback offers (the Home plan comes with €40 cashback and the Dual Fuel Bundle comes with €35). Their discounted Energia rates can be broken down in the following way (discounts are applied to the standard unit rate only):

  • Discounted Electricity Rates
  • Dual fuel discount — 1%
  • New customer discount — 3%
  • Direct debit discount — 8%
  • Online billing discount — 4%
  • Affinity code discount — 24%
  • Discounted Gas Rates
  • New customer discount — 3%
  • Direct debit discount — 8%
  • Online billing discount — 4%
  • Affinity code discount — 24%

The affinity (or promotion) code for these dual fuel plans is "DF40". Each offer includes a €100 exit fee (€50 per fuel).

As with the electricity offers, you must have a smart meter to register for the Home Connect Interactive or Home Connect plans. For details about these Energia rates, head to the next section on smart meter rates.

How do Energia dual fuel rates compare to other suppliers?

Energia rates for dual fuel are among the best in Ireland. See how its best dual fuel offer (the Home plan) compares to other suppliers' best offers in the table below.

Cheapest Duel Fuel Offer per Supplier
Supplier Best offer Price per year
Bord Gáis Energy 29% Electricity discount
38% Gas discount
€1,611.48
Electric Ireland 8.5% Dual fuel discount
€350 Cashback
€1,504.08
Energia 40% Electricity discount
39% Gas discount
€40 Cashback
€1,625.22
Flogas 31% Dual fuel discount €1,771.87
Iberdrola 32.5% Duel fuel discount €1,844.82
Panda Power 28% dual fuel discount
€125 Cashback
€1,847.72
PrePayPower Standard €2,379.19
SSE Airtricity 10% Dual fuel discount
€270 Cashback
€1,740.06

All discounts and cashback have been applied to price. Calculations based on average consumption figures for an urban home with a 24-hour meter. Last updated: October 2021

In order to take advantage of these special discounts that suppliers offer new customers, you should plan to switch energy suppliers every 12 months.

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Energia Rates for Smart Meters

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Energia launched special plans for customers with smart meters in March 2021. The Energia rates for these plans depend on the time of day. The hours and rates are broken down into the following times (all times increase by one hour during Irish Standard Time):

  • Day rate — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Night rate — from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Peak rate — from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Energia offers two discounted plans for customers with smart meters. These plans are called Home Connect Interactive and Home Connect. These plans offer almost identical rates — just the night rate is slightly different.

In the table below, we break down the discounted Energia rates for these smart meter offers. We've only included electricity rates, as smart gas meters are not yet available and the rates remain the same as with the other gas offers.

Energia Electricity Rates for Smart Meters
Offer Day Rate Night Rate Peak Rate Estimated Annual Bill
Home Connect Interactive 28.15c/kWh 20.11c/kWh 29.49c/kWh €944.57
Home Connect 28.15c/kWh 20.11c/kWh 29.49c/kWh €952.28

If you sign up for either of these smart meter offers as electricity only, you'll get an additional €30 cashback. If you sign up for these offers as part of a dual fuel plan, you'll get €25 cashback and an additional 1% off the electricity unit rates.

Energia Grow Box Rates

With the Energia Grow offer, you get your own "GROWbox" to start a garden. This offer includes the same electricity and gas rates as the Home plan, exept it does not include the cashback. The contract duration is 12 months and the exit fee is €50 for the electricity-only offer and €100 for the dual fuel Grow plan.

For electricity only, this Energia grow box offer would cost the average urban household with a 24-hour meter €930.06 per year. For dual fuel, it would cost €1,635.18. In addition to having the same rates as the Home plans, it also has the same affinity codes. For electricity, the code is "ELECTJUNE", and for dual fuel it's "DF40".

Energia Grid Rates

With Energia Grid rates, you can get paid to generate your electricity back into the grid. To register for one of the Energia Grid offers, you must have solar panels and a smart battery installed.

Solar panels typically cost around €8,000 and a smart battery costs €6,000. Fortunately, various grants are available to help you cut these costs.

If you sign up for an Energia Grid offer, you will be eligible for the following discounts on Energia’s standard electricity rates:

  • Discounted Electricity Grid Rates
  • Dual fuel discount (dual fuel only)— 1%
  • New customer discount — 3%
  • Direct debit discount — 8%
  • Online billing discount — 4%
  • Affinity code discount (electricity only)— 21%
  • Affinity code discount (dual fuel only)— 20%

For electricity only, the average urban household with a 24-hour meter that qualifies for all relevant discounts would spend €986.34 per year on this Grid plan. For the dual fuel offer, the estimated spend is €1,713.12.

The affinity code for an electricity-only plan is "ELECTRIC1". For dual fuel, it's "DUALFUEL1".

EV Energy Plans

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Energia offers special dual fuel and electricity-only plans for electrical vehicle (EV) drivers. These plans are perfect for those who charge their EVs at home because they provide reduced night electricity rates. The reduced night rates occur from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. in the winter months and from midnight to 9 a.m. in the summer.

To be on this type of plan, you must already have a day/night electricity meter. You must already have an electric car charger installed at your home.

Energia FastPay

With Energia FastPay, rather than making bi-monthly payments, you have the option to make payments to your energy account that are then credited off your next bill.

This option is really useful for spreading out your larger winter payments (especially for heating) over the course of the year. It also makes budgeting easier and removes the nasty shock of opening your bill during the colder months.

To make a FastPay payment, you will need to provide your account number. Dual fuel customers will need to add credit to both their gas and electricity accounts, as these are separate costs. You can make FastPay payments with either a credit or debit card. For direct debit customers, payments can only be made in advance rather than to pay off a bill that has already been issued.

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Energia Netatmo Offer

With an Energia smart thermostat package, new customers get a free Netatmo smart thermostat and installation (worth €329). You also get some decent discounts against the standard Energia rates — 25% off for electricity-only customers, and 27% off electricity plus 26% off gas for dual fuel customers.

If you’re in the market for both a smart thermostat and a new energy provider, we recommend checking out our in-depth article on the Netatmo thermostat, as well as our article comparing the best thermostats.

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