Our Pricing for You

Cheapest* Standard Unit Rate

Cheapest Standard Unit Rate
  • We offer the cheapest* standard unit rate in the electricity market.
  • On average, your consumption makes up 72%** of your annual electricity costs - this means the standard unit rate is the most important factor to watch when paying for electricity.

Our Straightforward Pricing

  • Our Standing Charge is similar to other suppliers.
  • Our Prepayment Service Charge is 37.5 cent per day to help us avoid charging upfront set-up fees and to maintain our service
  • The Government PSO levy is 19 cent per day.

You Choose an Installation Option

Free Set-up of Electricity Control
  • You can choose not to pay upfront charges for installation of our Smart Control System.
  • Alternatively, you can choose to pay for it upfront to reduce your daily charges.
  • Our Smart Control system will help you save*** on the electricity you use.

More information on our Pricing and Rates. View our Schedule of Charges

Our Pricing Has Four Parts

1. Standard Unit Rate

PrePayPower offers the cheapest* standard unit rate in the Irish electricity market. Standard unit rates are the price you pay for the electricity you consume. Units are calculated in kilowatts per hour or kwh. On average your consumption makes up 72%** of your annual electricity costs which makes the standard unit rate you pay the biggest consideration when choosing an Electricity provider. The amount of the standard unit rate depends on the type of rate that is applicable to you (see the rates table for details).

2. Standing Charge

Your Standing Charge covers the costs of getting electricity to your home including the wiring network and a share of the supply costs in servicing your account. They are charged by all suppliers and they vary by supplier. Maintaining up to date meter readings helps us reduce such costs. The Standing Charge will vary depending on whether you have a 24hr/NightSaver meter or if you have a Rural or Urban tariff (see table below for details).

3. Government Public Service Obligation Levy

The Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy is a mandatory charge that is the same amount regardless of the electricity provider you choose. It covers the generation of indigenous fuels (e.g. Peat) and renewable energy. It is mandated by Government and approved by the European Commission. The levy is used to contribute to the additional costs incurred by the ESB and other electricity generators which are not recovered by the standing charges. The Public Service Obligation (PSO) Levy for electricity was set at the October 2014 VAT inclusive rate of €68.20 per annum (18.68c per day).

4. Prepayment Service Charge

There is also a daily prepayment service charge covers the costs of providing and maintenance the a Pay-As-You-Go service. This includes the ongoing supply and maintenance of the PrePayPower Smart Pay-As-You-Go system.

What Does Our Smart Control System Do?

When you switch, we'll install our Smart PrePay System in your home. With the touch of a button you can track and save*** on the electricity you use. See how much you're saving in terms of days, weeks and months.

The Smart Control System even shows you when appliances are left on around your home. If you're looking for a better way to stay on top of your electricity costs, you've found it!

* Unit Rate comparison was made against all electricity suppliers’ standard unit rates on 08/09/2016. Please note that PrePayPower updated their prices on 01/10/2016 and after this change we still offer the cheapest Standard Unit Rate in Ireland. All pricing is subject to change. Standing & Prepayment service charges apply. Savings quoted relate to a reduction in electricity usage. All information correct as of October 2016. 
** 72% consumption rated based on PrePayPower’s standard 24hr urban tariff unit rates, standing charges, PSO levy and Prepayment service charge as of 01/03/2015 and the industry agreed average annual consumption figures of 5,300 kwh.
*** Analysis of 15,422 PrePayPower customers found an average annual consumption reduction of 9% after switching to PrePayPower. Over 26% of the sample reduced by over 20% annually. For more details see www.prepaypower.ie/save


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