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Energy Saving Week 2023

Northern Ireland

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Please note that this page contains information and links most relevant for people living in Northern Ireland.

Energy Saving Week in Northern Ireland kicks off on 27 November 2023.

Throughout the week, we’ll be working with organisations across Northern Ireland to share tried and tested tips to help you save energy, reduce energy bills, and limit the impact of your energy use on the environment.

Saving energy at home can reduce carbon emissions as well as energy bills, so we’re inviting individuals, schools, and organisations across Northern Ireland to join us in making a change.

Wee changes, big differences!

Top tips for saving energy and money on your energy bills

Throughout Energy Saving Week we will share one theme a day with tips on how you can save energy in Northern Ireland.

Check out our daily themes below and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, X (Twitter) and LinkedIn.


Prices are based on an average of supplier tariffs (electricity and natural gas) as of October 2023. Oil prices are based on an average 1,000 litre purchase in October 2023. Please note, the discounts are subject to change pending timelines for implementation. Statistics and savings are based on discounted rates to ensure customers are provided with as accurate information as possible at time of publication. Correct as of October 2023. 

Oil-heated home:

Based on a typical three-bedroom semi-detached house, with an 89% efficient oil boiler using an average oil tariff over the past 12 months of 7.3p/kWh or 75p/litre (based on 1000 litres order/£375 for 500 litres) and average electricity tariff of 36.3p/kWh; correct as of October 2023.

Gas-heated home:

Based on a typical three-bedroom semi-detached house, with an 88% efficient gas boiler using an average gas tariff of 12.07p/kWh and an average electricity tariff of 36.3p/kWh; correct as of October 2023.

Working in partnership to help Northern Ireland save energy

Energy Saving Week is sponsored by the Housing Executive (Home Energy Conservation Authority) and is run in collaboration with Power NI, Phoenix Energy, Bryson Energy, the Consumer Council, SSE Airtricity, firmus energy, NEA NI, Apex Housing Association, Clanmil Housing, Choice Housing, NIFHA, Evolve and Radius Housing.

A group of people gathered around a sign with the Energy Saving Week logo.
Northern Ireland Energy Saving Week stakeholders

Schools Challenge

To coincide Energy Saving Week, we’re engaging with primary schools across Northern Ireland to take part in an energy saving school challenge in partnership with the Housing Executive and Eco Schools project.

  • School pupils will be encouraged to save energy at home and reduce their carbon footprint by completing a range of energy saving tasks daily. It is anticipated that through this challenge children will continue to consider their actions regarding energy consumption and the impact this has on the environment, to become our energy heroes of the future.
  • Each school that participates will be issued with a certificate to illustrate the amount of carbon saved by completing the challenge, and this certificate can be proudly displayed in school.
  • If your schools is taking part, please tag us on Facebook and X (Twitter) and update us on your progress with the challenge. Please use #EnergySavingWeek23
  • The school which saves the highest amount of CO2 (pro rata according to the size of the school population) during the energy saving challenge, will be awarded £1,000 to contribute to a sustainability project to benefit the school. This prize has been kindly sponsored by Power NI.
  • Schools need to complete the challenge and tell us they have taken part by 15 December 2023. 

Last updated: 5 December 2023