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The Electricity Costs Emergency Benefit Scheme will be operated by electricity suppliers and ESB Networks. ESB Networks will be the initial recipient of the Exchequer funds and will transfer the funds to electricity suppliers. Electricity suppliers will be responsible for crediting each domestic electricity customers’ account with an amount of €176.22 excluding VAT.

The scheme will apply to all domestic electricity account holders who are registered with an electricity supplier in the Republic of Ireland on the 29th March 2022. This means that all registered customers with a classification of DG1 (urban domestic customers) or DG2 (rural domestic customers) on the 29th March 2022 will be eligible including pay as you go customers.  The DG classification for your MPRN can be found on the front page of the electricity bill/statement that you receive from your electricity supplier.  

The credit will be automatically applied to your account by your supplier, either as a credit on your bill or as a top-up on your prepay meter between 1st April 2022 and 30th June 2022.

Any queries relating to the application of the credit to individual accounts should be raised with the electricity supplier that was registered to your MPRN number on 29th March 2022.

Further details can be found by browsing to the website of your electricity supplier, the scheme guidance document on the CRU website, further scheme information on the CRU website, and the scheme press release on the Government website.

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