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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 kicked off on 27 November 2023.

Throughout the week, we worked 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 shared 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 engaged 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 were 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 was issued with a certificate to illustrate the amount of carbon saved by completing the challenge, and this certificate can be proudly displayed in school.

Well done St Patrick’s Primary School, Omagh for winning the top prize of £1000 to put towards a sustainability project, sponsored by Power NI.

Winner of the Energy Saving Week schools challenge.

Our second prize went to Sacred Heart Primary School in Tattyreagh, Omagh. The group had a blast, enjoying their prize – a day out at W5 Belfast, provided by SSE Airtricity.

Thanks to all the schools who joined our Northern Ireland school’s challenge for Energy Saving Week 2023!

School children lined up in 2 lines holding Energy Saving Week prop

Last updated: 28 June 2024