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Your bill explained

Find out how your electricity or gas bill is calculated, what the different standing charges mean and how to understand your meter readings.

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Invoice Number

Each bill has its own unique number, make sure to reference this (and your account number) if you have any queries about a particular bill.

2

Account Number

This is your Airtricity Account Number, make sure to reference it any time you contact us.

3

Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)

A unique number assigned to your property's electricity connection, which identifies where it is on the network.

4

Billing and Supply address

Billing Address is where your bills are sent, while Supply Address is the property where the electricity is being supplied to.

5

Balance forward

Amount due on your last bill

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Payments received

Payments you've made since your last bill

7

Amount due before this bill

If there's any difference between what you paid and your last bill amount, this will be shown here and carried over to your next bill.

8

Units

Units are different for each item:

  • Rate type (eg. Domestic Urban): Kilowatt hours (kWh)
  • Standing charges: Number of days in your billing period
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Rate

Your electricity rates vary depending on when you joined Airtricity, if you are signed up to eBilling, your payment method and meter type.

Your standing charges (or pass-through charges) are determined by whether you have a 24hr meter or an Economy 7 meter.

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Rate type

Your electricity rates vary depending on when you joined Airtricity, your payment method, meter type and whether you are signed up to eBilling.

If you see two different rates on your bill, this usually means your rates changed during the billing period e.g., You got a discount because you signed up to eBilling, or you might have a reversal on your bill.

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Value Added Tax (VAT)

VAT is payable on electricity usage and standing charges (if applicable) at 5%.

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Total costs for this period

Costs for electricity usage and standing charges (if applicable) added together minus VAT.

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Total charges for this period

Costs for electricity usage and standing charges (if applicable) added together including VAT.

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Total amount outstanding

Your total costs for this billing period, plus any amount carried over from your last bill (or minus any credit).

If the amount outstanding is negative - your account is in credit and this will be rolled over to your next bill.

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Total Due

The amount you need to pay. For Direct Debit customers, this amount will be debited from your account on the Payment Due Date.

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Billing Period

The dates which this bill refers to

17

Payment Method

How you've chosen to pay your bills. You can also make extra 'top-up' payments at any time using any of our payment methods.

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Payment Due Date

When you need to pay your bill by. For Direct Debit customers, this is the date that your payment will be taken out of your account.

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Remittance Advice

Detach this and submit it with any non-direct debit payments