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Electricity Buyer's Guide for the Deregulated Market


Commission for Energy Regulation (CER)

Subject Keywords: Electricity market, Electricity bill
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Fuel Poverty
Type: Booklet
Region: Republic of Ireland

The electricity retail market has been open to competition since 2005. Several new players have entered the market, offering their own prices for business customers. To date ESB Customer Supply (ESBCS) has served the business market by offering tariffs that were approved by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER).

Now we have strong competition among electricity suppliers and the CER is deregulating the business markets on 1st October 2010. This means that ESBCS’s tariffs for business customers will no longer be approved by the CER but rather set by ESBCS, in the same manner as with other suppliers. Deregulation will further boost competition and deliver benefits to customers through increased choice, improved service and a greater number of tariff products on offer.



Rights: © Commission for Energy Regulation (CER)
Suggested citation:

Commission for Energy Regulation (CER). (2010) Electricity Buyer's Guide for the Deregulated Market [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 26th August 2019].


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