Facts & Figures

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When analysing the price of any commodity, electricity included, it's critical to see it in both historical and wider contexts. The cost of a fuel may have increased but perhaps it is coming off a low base? Is it rising faster than those of other comparable fuels?

This section of the website aims to supply the background to price changes. While the focus remains on electricity, there is an opportunity to see how the main heating fuels measure up with each other. The site will provide as far as is reasonably possible an up to date league table on the costs of heating homes with different fuels.

As well as the home heating comparison, we will aim to provide  facts and figures about the global energy industry. A key source of information is the firmus energy index which is published on a monthly basis and offers a guide on wholesale prices reflecting usage in Northern Ireland.

If you have any suggestions of material that would be useful and should be included, please get in touch

Home heating costs compared Home heating costs compared
How we compare with the rest of Europe How we compare with the rest of Europe
Average annual domestic electricity bill for standard credit customers Average annual domestic electricity bill for standard credit customers
Makeup of the Power NI household bill Makeup of the Power NI household bill

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Home heating costs compared

Switching from one form of central heating to another is a challenging decision. Should you stay or should you go. It’s worthwhile checking how different fuels compare in price though past results are no guarantee of future performance.

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