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The Electricity Costs Emergency Benefit Scheme II 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 €183.49 excluding VAT.

The credits will be applied by electricity suppliers to all domestic electricity account holders who are registered with an electricity supplier in the Republic of Ireland on the following dates

  • 27 October 2022 for November-December Payment Period
  • 20 December 2022 for January-February Payment Period
  • 27 February 2023 for March-April Payment Period

This means that all registered customers with an MPRN classification of DG1 (urban domestic customers) or DG2 (rural domestic customers) on the dates above 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.

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 the dates above.

Further details can be found by browsing the website of your electricity Supplier,  the CRU Scheme Guidance Document and on the CRU Frequently Asked Questions published on the CRU website.

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