Wind generators, including State-owned ESB, SSE Airtricity and Viridian, will share €269.7 million of the total that the CER will collect from electricity users. Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Wind power generators have defended a decision by the energy regulator to add €270 million to consumers’ and businesses’ electricity bills to cover th(...)

The Commission for Energy Regulation plans to raise the public service obligation  levied on all electricity users in the Republic to support wind power. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Household and business electricity bills will rise from October when the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) increases its public service charge by(...)

Smart meters will replace the traditional gas and electricity meters and will remove the need for a home visit to have the meter read. Photograph: Getty Images

A plan to roll out smart electricity meters to every home in a move to help customers reduce their bills faces delays after the ESB put the procuremen(...)

ERSI study found a “high cost loan” warning was found to reduce the chances that consumers opted for loans with above average interest rates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Consumers find personal loans confusing and struggle to choose the right one, according to a new piece of research published by the ESRI’s new behavio(...)

ESB Networks’ electricity distribution control centre in south Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

ESB has hired a senior official from the energy regulator’s office who was involved in monitoring the activities of the company and its industry peers(...)

An Irish Water spokeswoman said it had been made clear at all times that the €100 million abolition cost was an estimate

Irish Water has been criticised for failing to produce any records to support its claim that abolishing the utility would cost €100 million. Freedom(...)

“A large percentage of people say their bills are difficult to check for accuracy, which puts them in a vulnerable position.” Photograph: iStock

Most Irish consumers like to think of themselves as being well able to spot a bargain. But the truth is, most of us are useless at working out whethe(...)

Photograph: iStock

A consumer who switched from the most expensive providers of domestic gas and electricity to the cheapest at the beginning of 2015 could have saved t(...)

The Commission for Energy Regulation  closed 16 complex water complaints last year, 25 per cent of which were in upheld in favour of the customer. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There was nearly a 20 per cent drop in the number of Irish Water complaints in 2015, according to the latest report from the Commission for Energy Reg(...)

Legislation to suspend water charges will be introduced within six weeks of the new government coming to power

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil may plead that their talks covered more than Irish Water and the controversial water charges. However, reading the document (...)

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