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# Commission for Energy Regulation

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# technical failure
Gas restored in Mayo and Galway as probe launched into Shell Corrib breach
Clean supply has been restored to a number of area following the incident.
# Electricity
Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated
All old electricity meters are to be replaced in what’s described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project.
# Taxing times
Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%
The Commission for Energy Regulation is proposing the increase to the Public Service Obligation levy.
# not drinkable
Some businesses to get discount on water charges
The cut in price will range from 5-40%.
# drip drip drip
You have to be registered with Irish Water before it will fix a leak
Here’s the latest on what you need to know.
# Power surge
Your electricity bills are going to get more expensive in a couple of years
That’s if action isn’t taken, the ESRI has warned.
# Green Light
Those reduced water charges the government promised have been approved
A €100 meter testing fee was also included in the approved changes.
# registered gas installer
'Massive time bomb': Public safety at risk as 'thousands' of boilers illegally installed each year
A representation association has called the current system “a sham”.
# electric feel
Kildare man fined €3,000 for pretending to be a registered electrician
It’s the first prosecution of this kind in Irish history.
# Not paying
Clare Daly will get a plumber to increase her water pressure if the Government reduces it
“Sometimes bad laws have to be broken.”
# Water Charges
Now you won't be getting your first water bill until the end of January
The deadline for applications has been extended to the end of November.
# leaky pipes
Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline
The Commission for Energy Regulation also stressed that call-out charges have not yet been finalised.
# Irish Water
A final decision on water charges is expected later today
The Commission for Energy Regulation put the charges out for public consultation in July.
# power out
More than 1,000 customers had their electricity or gas cut off in June
These disconnections relate to the non-payment of bills.
# way harsh
Irish Water: It's not fair to compare us to 25-year-old UK utilities
The company was responding to reports that its running costs are likely to double that of its UK counterparts.
# cer
More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in April
However, many of these may have been properties deemed vacant.
# Deregulated
From July, Bord Gáis will no longer have to apply to set their own prices
Price experts say it’s a good thing because it means better competition.
# Deal
Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off
That’s the guarantee under a new code of practice providers have signed up to.
# Bills Bills Bills
Over 15,000 gas and electricity customers were cut-off for not paying in 2013
That’s down significantly on the previous year.
# Irish Water
We'll find out how much we have to pay for water in August - and some of us could pay less
TDs and Senators have also heard that Irish Water’s has put some 115,000 water meters into the ground, at a rate of around 27,000 a month, so far.
# Water Charges
Water charges will be announced ‘in or around August’
The charges are set to begin in October with the first bills due in early 2015 but a pricing structure has yet to be decided.
# Syria
Rise in Bord Gáis Energy Index for second consecutive month blamed on Syria
The Energy Index increased by four per cent in August as oil and gas prices rose.
# Gas Prices
Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable"
Those on Airtricity’s cheapest tariff will see gas prices rise by 31 cent a week.
# energy costs
First Bord Gáis, now Electric Ireland: Gas prices to rise by 35 cent per week
Electric Ireland is to increase the price for residential gas by 2 per cent from the start of October.
# energy costs
Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month
Prices are set to rise by 2 per cent – although Bord Gáis had originally asked for an increase of more than 7 per cent…
# energy costs
Bord Gáis seeking 7 per cent price hike from October
The move would add almost nine euro per month to the average household winter gas bill.
# Water Charges
No water charge prices until at least the end of the year
The first water charge bills will be due in January 2015 but a decision on pricing won’t be taken before a report from the Commission for Energy Regulation.
# Water Charges
Confirmed: Troika agrees to delay water charges until 2015
The EU and IMF have agreed to a request from the Irish authorities to delay the first bills from early 2014 to early 2015.
# Water Charges
You'll be charged for your water from October 2014 (if the Troika agree)
Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin want Troika approval to start charging from October 2014, with the first bills in 2015.
# Complaints
Electricity customer accidentally billed for second property for seven years
An official report outlines some of the customer complaints upheld against energy providers last year.
# Recession
More than 5,800 homes lost gas or electricity connection because of non-payment
The figures were compiled by the Commission for Energy Regulation for the period from July to September 2012.
# Energy
357pc increase in gas disconnections in 15 months – regulator
The Commissioner for Energy Regulation says 2,373 people had gas disconnected between April and June last year.
# staying safe
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - here's what you need to know
The aim of the campaign is to make sure that people know its cause, how to prevent it, and how to detect it.
# Cost of Living
Explainer: Why energy prices are rising and what you can do to save money
With price hikes announced by Airtricity, Bord Gáis and Electric Ireland recently. We tell you why your gas and electricity is going up and what you can do to save money. Plus share your tips with us.
# Gas Prices
Role of energy regulator questioned after Bord Gáis price hike
The CER has been condemned for “disregarding” warnings regarding domestic gas prices and instead granting a higher-than-anticipated price increase.
# Bord Gais
Bord Gáis gas bills to rise by 8.5pc from October
The Commission for Energy Regulation approves an 8.5 per cent increase in Bord Gais Energy’s domestic gas prices.
# Bills Bills Bills
Number of people having gas and electricity cut off has tripled
Almost 7,000 customers had their gas or electricity disconnected in the first three months of this year.
# Money matters
Bord Gáis planning 7.54 per cent price hike
The energy supplier has asked the regulator for permission to raise prices by 7.54 per cent in October.
# Energy
Gas prices likely to rise but too early to say by how much - Bord Gáis
The energy supplier was responding to a report in today’s Irish Independent which said consumers could face a 10 per cent price hike in the autumn.
# Fracking
Regulator announces €3million fines for fracking safety breaches
Companies engaged in any potential fracking will face stiff penalties including jail if they do not comply with regulations.