Government Electricity Credit Information

Your third instalment of Government electricity credit will be paid by March 7th.

What is the government electricity credit? 

Budget 2023 included €600 electricity credit for every Irish household. PrepayPower issued the first two €200 instalments of credit to all our residential customers between November 2022 and January 2023. We’ll issue the third instalment by March 7th. Back to Top

 

When will I receive the credit?

You will receive your third €200 instalment of electricity credit no later than March 7th. As always, you don’t need to worry about contacting us or registering for payment. We’ll send you special top-up codes (Classic Pay) or automatically add the credit to your account balance (SmartPay and SmartPay+).

Still waiting for your second instalment? You can check your payment status by filling out this online form  Back to Top

Do I need to do anything? 

Not at a thing! You don’t need to register, or even contact us, to receive your credit. But, if you’ve switched to PrepayPower since the last instalment was paid (or need a reminder), here’s how it works:

  • Classic Pay. We will send two top-up codes (each for €100) via text message on the scheduled dates. Just enter the codes in your meter like any other top-up.  
  • SmartPay. We automatically add the €200 credit to your balance on the scheduled dates. We’ll then contact you to let you know we’ve added your credit. Tip: Remember to check your account balance or top-up history for ‘Gov Elec Credit’.  Back to Top

What type of meter do I have?

You either have a Classic Pay or SmartPay electricity meter. You can find which one is yours here.  

Who is eligible for the credit?

Every PrepayPower residential electricity customer will be paid €600 government electricity credit.    Back to Top

Do I also get gas credit?

No. The government credit is only for residential electricity customers. Back to Top

Do I have to buy a Top Up to get the credit?

No. If you’re a Classic Pay customer, we’ll send you two top-up codes (for €100 each) on the three scheduled payment dates. All you have to do is enter the codes on your meter keypad. 

The three instalments of €200 will be automatically added to your balance if you have a Smart Pay account (check your app). It will appear in your top-up history as ‘Gov Elec Credit’. 

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Quick top-up tip

We recommend you continue topping up (even €10 a week) after receiving your government electricity credit – for two reasons: 

  1. It will help you build a cushion for your extra energy usage in winter. 

  1. You can maintain your top-up routine and check the helpful usage insights in your app or on your meter display.  

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No longer an account holder with PrepayPower?

Have you got a text message/email about the €600 government credit but are no longer an account holder with PrepayPower? Please fill in a quick form you can find online here, so we can remove your details from our records. Back to Top

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