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Understanding your Gas Bill

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1. Your Account Number

This is your Electric Ireland gas account number. You should always quote this number when contacting Electric Ireland.

2. To ask about this bill
Please contact us at 1850 372 372 with your account query.

3. For emergencies or gas interruptions
For emergencies, supply interruptions or to report dangerous situations call Gas Networks Ireland emergency line 1850 20 50 50.

4. GPRN
Your GPRN (Gas Point Registration Number) is a unique 7 digit reference number used to identify a gas meter connection to the gas network.

5. AC Band
A- 6,000 kWh, B- 6,000 kWh – 23,500 kWh, C- 23,000 kWh – 73,000 kWh,
Y- 73,000 kWh – 750 MWh, Z- 750 MWh – 5,500 MWh.

6. Invoice Number
Each bill has its own invoice number.

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7. Bill Address
This is the postal address you registered with us initially.

8. This bill is for
An address will only be shown here on the bill if the postal address is different to the supply address.

9. Billing Period
This is the period for which your gas usage is billed.

10. Reading Type
You will see one of these messages on your bill:
1. We read your meter: A Gas Networks Ireland technician visited your home and read your meter.
2. We estimated your usage: An estimated reading based on your previous readings.
3. You read your meter: You supplied us with your meter readings.

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11. Payments
Summary of all transactions including your payments since your last bill.

12. Balance Brought Forward
This is the total balance due from your previous bill(s).

13. Charges for this Period
Please see the back of your bill for a detailed breakdown of your bill.

14. Total Due
This is the total amount due for payment. Payment options are listed on the back of your bill.

15. Pay By
Bills must be cleared by the payment date. 14 days credit is allowed for bills without arrears; those with arrears are due immediately. If you pay by direct debit, the amount of the bill is automatically collected from your bank account 14 days later.

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16. Remittance Advice
You should detach this and send in with non-direct debit payments.

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17. Price Plans
This is the name of your gas price plan.

18. Meter Readings
Your present and previous meter readings are shown. Actual readings are indicated by an ‘a’ following your reading, estimated readings are indicated by an ‘e’, customer readings are indicated by a ‘c’ and price changes are indicated with a 'p'.

19. Units
This figure represents the number of units in cubic meters (m3) or cubic feet (ft3) which you are being billed for.

20. Conversion Factor
The conversion factor used to convert the gas from cubic meters or cubic feet to kWh.

21. Gas used (kWh) x unit price
The total number of units used in your billing period multiplied by the price per unit.

22. Standing Charge
The standing charge is a fixed daily cost on your bill no matter how much gas you use in your home. It is a combination of the fixed charges associated with providing and maintaining the supply of gas to your home, the collection of meter readings and a share of the supplier costs in servicing your account. It also shows the amount of kilograms of CO2 produced as a result of your energy usage this period.

23. Carbon Tax
A carbon tax on natural gas was introduced on the 1st May 2010 by the Government.

24. Carbon Emissions
Shows the amount of kilograms of CO2 produced as a result of your energy usage this period.


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