The exact dates for the € 200 electricity rebate for customers of Bord Gais, Energia and more

Irish households will be eagerly awaiting the € 200 electricity credit they are set to receive from this week.

Around 2.25million account holders are expected to benefit from the scheme.

The payment will automatically be applied to all electricity accounts with providers having explained that no action will be required by account holders.

As the cost of living has skyrocketed recently, the credit will be welcomed –how many, it isn’t enough.

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Electric Ireland has become the latest major provider to hike its prices up –with electrical electricity going up 23.4% and gas prices by 24.8%.

The changes, which were announced earlier today, will come into effect on the first of May. The increase will equate to € 24.80 per month on the average building electricity bill and € 18.35 per month on the average enterprise gas bill.

Here’s everything you need to know about how and when you will get your € 200 electricity credit in April.

What date will I get it?

The date you will receive the credit depends on your electricity provider.

Bord Gais are expected to make the payment to customer’s electricity accounts starting sometime in April.

Energia have said the payment will be made between April 1st and June 30th.

SSE Airtricity have said account holders will be credited from April 1st to June 30th and pre-pay customers will receive communications from the company on how to activate the credit on their meters.

Electric Ireland are expected to begin applying the electricity credit to customers’ accounts on April 4th and will also be applied to Pay As You Go metres in three separate payments across three € 10 top ups.

PrePayPower have estimated that they will start applying the € 200 credit to meters from the 11th of April. This will be automatically applied for certain customers, but for others they will receive two codes via SMS that they can use to top up to the amount of € 200.

Some may get it later than April

Some households will be expected to wait longer to see the benefits of the payment, depending on the billing date of their household.

This means some could be waiting until May or June for the energy credit to be applied.

Those living in rental properties who are responisble for paying their own electricity bill will see the credit passed into their account.

But those renting where the landlord pays the electricity bill, it will be up to the landlord whether they pass on the credit.

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