Dublin’s electricity prices will rise by as much as €7 a month in line and as a result of the latest price rises in the UK, it’s going to be in the same ballpark as the rest, according to one electricity supplier.
Dublin City Council’s energy regulator said on Thursday that the price increase was not part of a national plan to cut electricity bills.
Dubbo Energy said the price hike was due to the government’s decision to increase the levy on new residential and commercial buildings to a maximum of €300,000.
It said the increase would also be reflected in the Dublin City Council energy bill.
The increase is not being linked to the UK Government’s latest climate change policy and it is not yet clear how the change will affect customers.
Dublo said its figures showed that the average Dublin residential bill had risen by 8.7 per cent to €9,834.87, which is €7.50 less than it was a year ago.
It’s a small price increase compared to the rest in the country, but still significant for an industry that has had a difficult time adapting to climate change.
A spokesperson for the Dublin council said the council has no plans to implement any further increases.