Leitrim Councillor calls for greater regulation of energy sector

A Leitrim councillor says the energy regulator should take a no nonsense approach with energy providers that have customers out of pocket.


The warning from Councillor Padraig Fallon comes hot on the heels of confirmation from SSE Airtricity to credit all domestic customers in the Republic with a 34 euro household credit.

In a statement, the company says it is following through on a commitment to forgo profits.


It’s also emerged in recent days that Bord Gais Energy apologised for taking direct debit payments twice from 11,500 customers while 11-thousand Electric Ireland customers didn’t receive a bill for months, with account holders now expecting large bills as a result.



Cllr. Padraig Fallon  says it’s time for proper regulation of the energy sector: