Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (576)

Tom Neville


576. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if there is a comparison website provided by the State which allows persons to compare utility bills. [53385/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Responsibility for the regulation of the electricity and gas markets is a matter for the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU), an independent statutory body and solely accountable to a committee of the Oireachtas for the performance of its functions. As part of its regulatory role, CRU accredits electricity and gas price comparison websites that adhere to the CRU price comparison website accreditation framework. Currently there are three price comparison websites accredited by CRU; bonkers.ie, switcher.ie and powertoswitch.ie.