Electricity bills are set to increase for all Irish customers from October.
The Commission for Energy Regulation confirmed that the PSO Levy for 2017/18 will increase to €7.69 per month, from €5.90.
This represents a 30% increase and will lead to a €25 annual increase for domestic electricity customers.
The PSO levy is a standard part of all electricity bills and has to be paid regardless of usage.
Switcher.ie’s Managing Director, Eoin Clarke said that while this is bad news for many households there are still ways to bring back your costs.
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He explained: “You can do this in two key ways – reducing energy usage by making your home more energy efficient, and paying less for the energy you do use by moving to the most competitive tariff for your household’s needs.”