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Eco Energy Tariff

How would my small contribution make a difference to reducing harmful emissions?

By choosing energy that causes least or no harm to the environment these harmful carbon emissions will be reduced. Every switch to Eco energy makes a contribution to working towards zero carbon emissions.

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What happens if the wind does not blow?

Your electricity supply will not be affected. When you sign up for Eco Energy, Power NI makes a commitment to match your electricity needs by purchasing an equivalent amount of renewable power.

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Who can switch to Eco Energy?

New and existing Power NI home energy customers can make the switch to Eco Energy tariff. Our Eco Energy tariff is available to credit and Keypad customers at this time. Eco Energy is not available for Economy 7 customers.

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Will Eco Energy increase in price?

Eco Energy tariff costs the same as Power NI’s standard home energy tariff and the same discounts apply depending on how you prefer to pay (e.g. by monthly Direct Debit or pay as you go). Currently any changes to the Home Energy tariff will be reflected in the Eco Energy tariff.

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What is the Renewable Energy Obligation?

This places an agreement on all suppliers to show evidence of the purchase of renewable electricity through a system of Renewable Energy Certificates.

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How can I find out more about reducing energy costs in my home?

Take our FREE Home Energy Check to find out how energy efficient your home is and receive a personalised report to help you make those all-important energy saving changes around your home to save energy and money.

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How does the green electricity get to my house?

There is actually no difference in the electricity that is supplied to your home. Individual properties cannot be targeted to receive Eco Energy only. By signing up to Eco Energy Power NI commits to purchase the equivalent of your consumption from renewable sources.

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Where does 'green' or renewable energy’ come from?

The majority of local, renewable energy in Northern Ireland is generated by wind, but there are small amounts which come from hydro, PV and biomass.

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