A Facebook ad whatsit for Electric Ireland.
Starring Emma Doran.
Emma Doran on Broadsheet
MORE THAN 100,000 domestic customers of Electric Ireland have begun receiving higher electricity bills – because they are not using enough electricity.
A new “low user standing charge” was introduced by the ESB-controlled supplier with effect from February 1st, targeting customers who “use an average of 2 units (2 kWhs) or less per day in any billing period”.
Households not using enough electricity are seeing their bills increase by 15.5 cent a day, or €9.45 per two-monthly bill, or €56.70 per year.
Domestic customers have been informed of the increase in bill inserts, in some cases by letter, in the past fortnight.
Terms and conditions apply. Don’t they just, though?
Over 100,000 Face Higher Bills For Not Using Enough Electricity (Irish Times)