Firmus energy, Northern Ireland’s largest natural gas supplier, today (Monday) announced that its 111,000 customers will receive a discount on their natural gas bills as part of the government’s gas discount scheme.
Over the past few months firmus energy has been closely engaged with BEIS (the Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) to develop and facilitate delivery of the scheme.
Niall Martindale, CEO, firmus energy, said: “From November 1, 2022, ‘The Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) Scheme’ will provide much needed support to our domestic gas customers. Domestic customers will benefit from a discount of at least 26% (£11.70 per week*).
From 1st October 2022, eligible non-domestic customers will receive a maximum government discount of 9.1p kWh2 under the terms of the ‘The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS)’.
Minimum Consumption charge to be removed
In addition to the introduction of Government support, firmus energy has decided to remove their minimum consumption charge from November 1, 2022, to further support customers.
*Based on an annual usage of 12,000 kWh and applying the EPG discount of 4.826 p/kWh, Pay As You Go tariff customers in the Ten Towns – including, Armagh, Portadown and Newry – will get a discount of 27% and in Greater Belfast 26%.