Airtricity Budget Plan helps electricity customers spread the cost of their bills by making regular monthly payments. Find out everything about Budget Plan payments, statements, credit/debit balances, refunds and adjustments.
What is it?
Airtricity Budget Plan spreads your annual electricity cost over 12 equal monthly payments.
Unfortunately it’s not open to new customers (or customers with gas), but all customers – existing and new – can make regular top-up payments to spread costs and avoid having to pay a bill in one lump sum. Then you only pay the remaining balance by direct debit. You stay in control and still get your direct debit discounts.
How your payments are calculated
Your monthly payments are based on your electricity usage and rates. So your first bill will be a normal non-Budget Plan bill, and we’ll calculate your initial monthly payments based on this.
Adjusting your payments
Four times a year we'll do a bill review, where we’ll adjust your monthly payment to make sure it matches the amount of electricity you're using. If your payment amount changes, we’ll always contact you first.
If you submit regular meter readings we can check your payments more frequently – and keep them as accurate as possible.
Your payments will be debited monthly, and we’ll issue a statement every three months. You can also check your payment history online through My Airtricity.
Outstanding balances and increasing your payments
If your payments are not covering your usage and you want to increase them, or you have an outstanding balance you wish to pay off, just contact our Customer Service team on 1850 81 22 20.
Adding gas to your account
The Airtricity Budget Plan is available to electricity-only customers. If you add gas, you’ll switch to being billed every 2 months for both electricity and gas.