I know nothing about economy and I was going to put this thread in Chat, but decided to risk a slap on the wrist from Mods by opening thread here to find out why Electricity has shot up in price so much, when I believed that the ESB or whatever they call themselves these days, were doing very well. Between that and the private companies looking to take over our household bills at deduced costs, I don't understand this increase at all. We have always been told that competition within such sectors is good for the customer! Not so!
Coming on top of this rise is the slashing of free electric units for those on Disability, or like myself on Invalidity Pension. I got my bill yesterday. I expected a rise due to the cold weather, but a rise of €100 since my last bill??? That seems extreme to me.
Anyone else get "shocking" electricity bills?