16 March 2020 – Suspended gas and electricity disconnections

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Type of Intervention: Food and necessities
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Commission for Regulation of Utilities implemented measures to assist consumers, in cooperation with the gas and electricity suppliers.

From 17 March 2020 domestic gas and electricity disconnections are suspended until 19 April.

Emergency credit levels for prepaid gas meters will be increased from €10 to €100 and suppliers will offer online and over the phone top up services for prepaid customers who are unable to access a shop.
Full details here: https://www.cru.ie/cru-announces-covid-19-customer-protection-measures-to-assist-consumers/