Tuesday 21 October 2014

Electricity supply in 805 households disconnected in April due to non-payment

There were also 731 disconnections of gas supply

Published 13/06/2014 | 17:20

Ofgem said its plans will put an end to consumers being confused by complex tariffs for gas and electricity supplies

Some 805 households in Ireland had disconnections of domestic electricity customers for non-payment of bills in April this year.

While there were 731 disconnections of gas supply at Irish homes.

The new figures have been released by the Energy Regulator.

The number of people who had their power cut off in the first three months dropped by 41 per cent when compared to the same period last year.

A moratorium on domestic disconnections was brought in early this year.

Meanwhile, earlier this month it was revealed that householders are to be hit with a massive hike in a state-approved levy on their electricity bills.

The Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy is being imposed despite a fall in the wholesale cost of generating electricity. It will add €23 a year to the average household bill.

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