Council Urge Minister To Reduce Electricity Charges For Elderly

Clare County Council is calling on the Energy Minister to reduce electricity charges for older people.

The public service obligation levy is set to rise by 27% from October, and if implemented, would bring the annual charge to consumers to just under €100 a year.

The PSO charge, is used to guarantee the price paid for electricity to wind farms, other renewable energy producers and peat-fired plants and has seen year-on-year increases over the past five years.


Sixmilebridge Independent Councillor PJ Ryan believes older people should be exempt from the charge altogether: