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SSE Airtricity announces 7.5% increase in electricity prices

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SSE Airtricity has announced a 7.5% increase in electricity prices from 1 October.

Northern Ireland’s second largest energy supplier says the first price increase for household customers in over four years is due to external factors, including wholesale energy costs.

The price change means a typical household customer will see electricity costs rise by around £2.75 per month or around nine pence per day.

David Manning, Director of Home Energy at SSE Airtricity, said: “Having consistently delivered price decreases to our customers in recent years today’s decision is not taken lightly and is the result of increasing costs outside of our control.

“Since 2013, we’ve cut electricity prices three times, reducing the average household bill in that period by over £100. At all times we are focused on delivering value and service to our customers and despite this price change, the average SSE Airtricity bill remains £68 cheaper than it was in 2013.”

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