Glowpower electricity tariffs & contact details
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Glowpower is the latest Irish energy supplier to enter the market. It currently offers electricity-only tariffs. As Glowpower is such a new energy provider (they began trading in the Irish market in November 2019), information about the company is still scarce but we will update as it becomes available.

Glowpower was founded by Orson Gilmore and Brett Harmon, who hale from Australia and have 30 years of combined experience in the energy sector. Irish energy prices remain among the most expensive in Europe so it will be interesting to see how fresh new offerings in tariff types and rates do in the Irish energy sector.

Read on and find out more about Glowpower and what they can offer Irish customers.


Glowpower electricity

Glowpower currently offers two discounted electricity tariffs in addition to a standard tariff, advertised online on the Glowpower website. In a break from the traditional Irish 12-month variable electricity tariffs, Glowpower offers tariffs for periods of one year or 3 years with sizeable discounts. 


Glowpower gas

Glowpower does not currently offer gas tariffs, but after contacting the company for comment they confirmed that they are considering adding gas and solar panels to their offering in the future.

Glowpower rates and tariffs

If you’re considering signing up with Glowpower, there are three tariffs available:

  1. Glowpower Standard Tariff
  2. Glowpower Evergreen
  3. Glowpower Everyday Saver

However, we can see no reason to consider moving to the standard tariff as it comes without any discounts. The Evergreen and Everyday Saver tariffs are both valid for the contracted period, three years in the case of Glowpower Evergreen, and one year for Glowpower Everyday Saver.

Both tariffs carry substantial discounts on the standard unit rate: 25% for the first year and 20% the following two years on the Evergreen tariff, and 25% off the Everyday Saver plan. It is hard to compare the two plans, given the disparity in the contract duration, in the end it is up to the customer to decide whether to bet on one or three years of cheaper electricity.

Below we’ll analyse the Everyday Saver tariff as the cheapest tariff (it has the same discount in the first year as the Evergreen tariff) in order to make it easier to compare Glowpower with the cheapest tariffs from other providers.

Cheapest Glowpower Tariff

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All prices are shown including VAT. Calculations of discounts are against Glowpower’s standard tariff and using the national annual average kWh electricity usage of 4,200 kWh.

To calculate Estimated Annual Bills (EABs) for Nightsaver rates, we’ve assumed at least 25% of the household’s energy consumption will take place at night, although you would usually need to shift a higher percentage of consumption to nighttime in order to make any significant savings.

Anyone who has a Nightsaver meter or is thinking about having one installed may find our Nightsaver guide helpful.

Electricity Pricing

Tariff

Unit Price

Day Unit Price

Night Unit Price

Standing Charge

PSO

Yearly Average

Cheapest Offer?

Yearly Average with Discount

Urban 24hr

20.66c

 

 

€174.00

€34.08

€1075.80

Everyday Saver

€858.66

Rural 24hr

20.66c

 

 

€207.14

€34.08

€1108.94

Everyday Saver

€891.80

Urban Day/Night

 

21.79c

11.24c

€207.14

€34.08

€1045.63

Everyday Saver

€844.45

Rural Day/Night

 

21.79c

11.24c

€248.57

€34.08

€1087.06

Everyday Saver

€885.86

Glowpower Standard Tariff

Contract duration

None

24hr unit rate

20.66c

Electricity discount

None

Urban 24hr standing charge

€174

EAB

€1075.80

The Glowpower standard tariff is not a tariff we would recommend moving on to as it has no discount. All energy suppliers provide a standard tariff which you default to if you are out of contract and no longer entitled to a discount. 

Standard tariffs without discounts are obviously more expensive, and as they carry no exit fee and no contract duration, you can switch to another provider or contract at any time if you are on one.

Glowpower Evergreen

Contract duration

3 years

24hr unit rate

15.49c (incl. discount)

Electricity discount

25%, 20%, 20%

Urban 24hr standing charge

€174.00

EAB (year 1)

€858.66

The Glowpower Evergreen plan is quite uncommon in Ireland in that it offers substantial discounts for a three year period. The discount on the standard unit rate for electricity is set at 25% for the first year, and 20% for the second and third years.

If you exit the Glowpower Evergreen plan in the first or second year of the contract, you will need to pay a €50 exit fee. Exiting in the third year will cost you €25. To take advantage of the full discount, you must sign up for online billing and pay via Direct Debit.

Glowpower Everyday Saver

Contract duration

1 year

Unit rate

15.49c (incl. discount)

Electricity discount

25%

Urban 24hr Standing charge

€174

EAB

€858.66 

The Glowpower Evergreen plan offers an impressive 25% discount on the standard unit rate of electricity for one year. Note that in order to make sure you receive the full discount, you should sign up for Direct Debit and online billing when you apply for the tariff.

Glowpower exit fees

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The exit fee for the EverydaySaver plan is fairly standard at €50 if you exit your contract before the end of the 12-month period. The Evergreen plan’s exit fees are somewhat surprising, at €50 if you exit in the first year, €50 if you exit in the second year, and €25 for exiting in the final third year.

This is a welcome surprise for customers as usually contracts that last longer than one year have higher exit fees, e.g. €100 for a two-year contract. This means that customers have little to lose in terms of exit fees with Glowpower.


Glowpower login

As tends to be the case with many electricity suppliers nowadays, Glowpower offers an online login facility to its customers. Simply named “My Account”, if you are a Glowpower customer and haven’t signed up for it yet, you can register for an online account on the Glowpower website.

In order to sign up you’ll need to enter in:

  • Your customer number.
  • A valid email address.
  • A password of at least 8 characters with at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, and one symbol.

Your customer number should be in your welcome letter and at the top of any bills you have received from Glowpower.


Glowpower fuel mix

There is no information available yet regarding Glowpower’s fuel mix, but we will update this section as the details become available.


Glowpower reviews

Again, as Glowpower is such a new company, there are no reviews available yet. Watch this space and we will add review information as soon as there are enough reviews available to give an accurate review of Glowpower.


Contact Glowpower

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There are several different ways to contact Glowpower. You can contact them in writing, by telephone through their customer service line (Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm), or through the webchat option on their website.

The great thing about their customer service number is that is a local number, not a LoCall or a 1850 number.

This means that you don’t need to worry about racking up extra charges on your mobile phone bills, as oftentimes 1850 and LoCall numbers are not included in the “free minutes” of mobile tariffs.

Telephone

01 9609690

Address

Glowpower Ltd,

13-18 City Quay,

Dublin 2.

To use the webchat option you just go to the Glowpower website and a dark grey box will appear in the bottom right-hand corner. You can then simply enter in your query and a customer services consultant will respond to you. You can also enter your name and contact details, but this is optional.

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Guide to Glowpower electricity tariffs & contact details