Kilowatt.ie Electricity Price Comparison Methodology

  1. For comparisons based on your kWh consumption or the national average, we assume the following split across times of the day:
    • 10% used during “peak” hours (5pm – 7pm)
    • 37% used during “night” hours (11pm – 8am)
    • 53% used during the remaining “day” hours (7pm – 11pm and 8am-5pm)
  2. For comparisons based on your kWh consumption or the national average, we assume that your average consumption is flat within each time band
  3. The “National Average” for calculations is 4,200 kWh per annum
  4. Where a tariff only has a single rate (24-hour), our platform sometimes refers to this as the “day” rate
  5. We assume you’re willing pay by direct debit and online billing if required to obtain the best price
  6. “Cashback”, “Welcome Bonuses”, and unit rate discounts are included in the calculations.
  7. It’s standard practice for electricity suppliers to jack up prices once your contract expires. To get a good value, you need to re-evaluate your options and most likely switch again as soon as your contract expires. So mark your calendar or schedule an email to yourself so you’ll remember.
  8. All prices include VAT