Positive Energy Solutions
Save money on your home utility bill
Switch your business utility supplier and save thousands
Positive Energy Solutions
Save money on your home utility bill
Switch your business utility supplier and save thousands

Saving UK home owners money

We ensure you get the best deal for your home by comparing numerous trusted energy suppliers across the entire market.

Through collaboration with the industry's top energy brokers, we ensure the acquisition of the most favourable tariff for your home gas and electricity requirements. By leveraging our extensive network and expertise, we can secure the most competitive rates on your behalf.

With just a few essential details about your home, you can effortlessly compare various domestic energy options and select the perfect plan tailored to your needs. Discover the potential savings you can achieve on your home energy today.

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Saving money: Is switching energy provider right for me?

Have questions about comparing and switching to a more advantageous deal? Explore our list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to find all the information you need when seeking out a superior energy option.

How to compare deals and switch?

When considering a switch, factors to consider include:

• Payment options (e.g., Direct Debit, pre-payment)
• Contract terms and potential fees
• Supplier's customer service rating
• Introductory discounts or reward schemes
• Innovative products (e.g., apps, online account management)
• Support services (e.g., energy efficiency, assistance for vulnerable consumers)
Switching energy providers can lead to significant savings on your home energy bills. Depending on factors such as your energy usage, preferred payment method, and tariff type, you have the potential to save up to £475 per year by switching.

To get an accurate estimate of your potential savings, simply enter your details into Positive Energy Solutions, and we'll calculate the savings for you. Click Compare Now to get started and discover how much you can save by switching suppliers.

Understanding the Switching Process

There will be no interruption to your supply because you switch. There will be no changes to your meter, wiring, pipe work or connection.

Changing your energy supplier will not affect the safety or reliability of your supply or how quickly your power is restored if there is a power cut.
The process of switching energy suppliers is very straightforward. It involves the following simple steps.

1. Power to Switch will provide you with details of all the the deals available based on your specific use – all you have to do is decide which energy supplier, price and tariff suits you best. A summary of all the information you need is provided in the results along with details of any introductory offers and additional services.

2. Once you have decided which tariff, payment method and energy supplier provides the best deal for you, simply click on the ‘Complete Switch’ option to complete the switching form. This collects some further information to allow Power to Switch to initiate the switch with your new supplier.

3. Your new energy supplier will contact you shortly after your application to confirm the details and commence the switching process.

There is no need for you to contact your existing gas or electricity supplier. Your new energy supplier will contact your existing energy supplier to arrange the transfer of your gas or electricity supply. The only change you will see is that your gas and electricity bill will come from a different energy supplier.

4. After agreeing to switch gas or electricity supplier you have ten working days ‘cooling off’ period in which you can cancel the switch if you change your mind for any reason.
There is no charge for switching supplier, however some contracts (fixed term deals) could include an exit fee for leaving early. For example if you previously signed up to a one or two year contract there may be a cancellation charge if you leave early but this will be detailed in your terms and conditions.
Generally there are no reasons to stop you switching unless your new supplier refuses to supply you or there is debt on your account.

Is there is debt on your account of over €225? If so, your current supplier will notify your new supplier of the debt by placing a debt flag on the account. The new supplier may reject the switch if there is a debt flag. You can avoid this by paying off any arrears owed to your supplier before switching.

If you have debt / arrears under €225 you can still switch supplier – choosing a cheaper tariff can often help you pay off your debt sooner. Your old supplier will tell the new supplier you have outstanding charges and they will decide who you need to pay the debt to after the switch.

A supplier may require a positive credit check and/or security deposit. They may carry over the debt and agree repayments terms with you or install a Pay As you Go Meter that can recover the debt in instalments. They may also require you clear the debt with your current supplier prior to the switch taking place.

How to find details about my meter and current supplier?

The information should be contained on your bill or statement, however if you are unsure you can contact the network operator contact the following:

For electricity contact:
ESB Networks on 1850 372 757 or email them on esbnetworks@esb.ie to find out.

For gas contact:
Gas Networks Ireland on 1850 200 694 or networksinfo@gasnetworks.ie
If you are switching electricity supplier you will need your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN). To switch gas supplier you will need the Gas Meter Point Reference Number (GPRN). If you are switching to a dual fuel deal you will need both MPRN and GPRN.

These are unique reference numbers that are used to identify your property and should be printed on your bill or statement. You will need these numbers if you wish to change supplier

Billing and Payment Methods

Electricity and gas suppliers must offer domestic customers at least three different payment methods, standard credit payment, direct debit and prepayment (pay as you go card or keypad meters). You can choose which payment method you would like to use, with pay as you go meters installed at no extra cost. Your energy supplier will provide you with more information on your choices.

Direct debit (DD)

Payment is the same time and usually the same amount every month or quarter, and can help with budgeting.
You may be paying too much or too little if bills if you your bills are based on estimates rather than meter reads
You can contact your supplier with regular meter reads to make sure your bills are accurate
This option can suit customers with a regular income and you will need a bank/building society account.
Suppliers may offer discounts for paying by DD

Pre-payment and pays as you go (PAYG)

Using a prepayment meter, means you pay for your gas and electricity as you use it and won’t receive a bill.
Helps budget and helps you keep track on what you spend on energy.
If credit runs out there is limited emergency credit before supply is disconnected.
Making sure you’ve put money aside remembering and remembering to top up and keep your card safe
Other Payment Methods

You can pay suppliers directly once you receive your bill directly by using a number of payment methods such cash, card at your local post office or via pay-point. However, it’s worth remembering that if you are paying directly that you will in most cases be paying a higher rate for your electricity or gas.
You can also choose how you receive your bills, either via a paper bill or online bill. Prepayment customers (PaYG) pay for their energy in advance but will receive an annual statement.

Your supplier must provide information on your bill such as details of your supplier, meter point number (MPRN), tariff name and unit rate, total charges, information on your energy consumption, fuel mix information (electricity only) and details on your right to complain to your supplier.

How are you protected?

Electricity and gas suppliers must offer domestic customers at least three different payment methods, standard credit payment, direct debit and prepayment (pay as you go card or keypad meters). You can choose which payment method you would like to use, with pay as you go meters installed at no extra cost. Your energy supplier will provide you with more information on your choices.

Direct debit (DD)

Payment is the same time and usually the same amount every month or quarter, and can help with budgeting.
You may be paying too much or too little if bills if you your bills are based on estimates rather than meter reads
You can contact your supplier with regular meter reads to make sure your bills are accurate
This option can suit customers with a regular income and you will need a bank/building society account.
Suppliers may offer discounts for paying by DD

Pre-payment and pays as you go (PAYG)

Using a prepayment meter, means you pay for your gas and electricity as you use it and won’t receive a bill.
Helps budget and helps you keep track on what you spend on energy.
If credit runs out there is limited emergency credit before supply is disconnected.
Making sure you’ve put money aside remembering and remembering to top up and keep your card safe
Other Payment Methods

You can pay suppliers directly once you receive your bill directly by using a number of payment methods such cash, card at your local post office or via pay-point. However, it’s worth remembering that if you are paying directly that you will in most cases be paying a higher rate for your electricity or gas.
Once you have confirmed a switch to a new supplier you have 14 calendar days ‘cooling off’ period in which you can cancel the switch if you change your mind. The new supplier cannot proceed or finalise the switch until this cooling period has passed.
All energy suppliers in Ireland have a ‘Special Services Register’ which ensures priority and vulnerable customers can access additional support that they may need.

‘Special Service Registers’ are there to help vulnerable customers who may be elderly, visually impaired, hearing impaired, have a long term medical condition, are chronically sick or for some other reason are deemed vulnerable.

Each energy supplier has a Code of Practice regarding vulnerable customers, and different ways to register. Signing up is free and its often easiest to register when you sign-up.
Priority customers are those who may be at risk due to an interruption of their electricity or gas supply because they rely on life-supporting equipment for day to day care. This could include oxygen concentrators, electric chairlift, home dialysis or even vital medicines that require refrigeration.

Details of customers who register with the ‘Priority Services Register’ will be sent by their energy supplier to either ESB Networks or Gas Networks Ireland for inclusion on the industry register. This will mean that customers who are particularly vulnerable from an electricity or gas supply interruption are identified and supported. So, for example, a few of the support measures in place include…

Disconnection: ESB Networks or Gas Networks Ireland will not disconnect your supply during winter months (1st November to 31st March), unless for safety reasons.
Disruption: You will be contacted in advance of any planned outage or disruption to supply.
Reconnection If there is an outage of failure in supply you will be dealt with as a priority for reconnection.

How to find details about my meter and current supplier?

If you don’t have a recent energy bill to hand, or don’t know how much you use or spend on energy you can still compare energy tariffs with ‘Power to Switch’ based on typical energy consumption for your type of household.

Off course different houses, different families and different lifestyles all will mean we use different amounts of electricity and gas. So its always more accurate to use your actual consumption (from a bill/statement) or the amount spent over the year.

But if these are not available you can use ‘typical domestic consumption values’ which reflect the average amount of electricity and gas used over a year.

Typical Domestic Consumption Values

The ‘typical domestic annual consumption’ for a gas consumer is 11,000 kWh per year

The ‘typical domestic annual consumption’ for an electricity consumer is 4,200 kWh per year
A kilowatt hour (kWh) is a unit used to measure the amount of electricity or gas you use.
A kWh or kilowatt-hour is the name given to a unit of energy. It is typically used in gas and electricity bills, to determine how much energy a household has consumed over a period of time. One unit (1kWh) refers to the use of 1000 Watts over one hour. So what does this mean?

Different types of equipment consume varying levels of energy, but to give you an idea 1 kWh represents roughly:

•A full dishwasher or washing machine cycle

•Three hours of watching your favourite series on TV

•Two days on your laptop

•Boiling 10 kettles

•Using your computer for four hours

Using kWh to compare deals.

Each electricity and gas tariff is priced in kWh so this means it is easy to compare across suppliers. By entering your current consumption in kWh you will get the most accurate comparison. Once you enter current usage Power to Switch will compare against all other deals and tariffs to provide you with an accurate comparison