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Today, Thursday 21st January, ‘Iron Mike’ has introduced My Energy Pal from Electric Ireland, a free app that gives customers insights on their energy usage and helps them understand their energy usage and control costs.

The release of the ‘My Energy Pal’ app comes on the back of a week where the people of Ireland have been intrigued and entertained through social media by ‘Iron Mike’, Ireland’s first ever ‘iron-trepreneur’ and the self-claimed fourteen time ‘World Ironing Champion’, as they follow him around Ireland helping people save energy.

Link to Iron mike’s Twitter feed -

Iron Mike Introduces Electric Irelands My Energy Pal here

The latest in the range of Smarter Living offerings from Electric Ireland, the My Energy Pal app allows users to generate their own energy usage profile, compare their energy costs to similar homes and get personalised savings tips, helping them to control their costs and save money.

Using My Energy Pal, consumers can save up to €117* per year by changing just four simple daily habits; like powering off appliances instead of switching to standby and switching the immersion from bath to sink. (This equates to a weekend flights for two to Portugal with Ryan Air *prices as of 11:41am, 21/01/2016)

Speaking on the release of My Energy Pal, Paul Stapleton, General Manager at Electric Ireland said, “At Electric Ireland we are all about Smarter Living, simple ideas that we believe will make our customers lives better. My Energy Pal is the latest customer offering to allow our customers to have an active role in managing their energy usage. This is just one of the range of smarter technologies that Electric Ireland is introducing to its 1.3 million customers around Ireland.”

My Energy Pal can be downloaded now from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.




*Editor’s notes:

•You can save up to €46.56 per year by switching all the appliances off standby.

•You can save up to €15.87 during the winter months, by reducing your electric fan heater time by 15 minutes a day.

•You can save €18 per year, if you reduce your tumble dryer usage by 2 loads a month.

•You can save up to €37 per year by switching your immersion from bath to sink.

•You can save €20 a month by shaving 10 mins off your programmed heating timer each day

*All calculated based on a household’s average usage.

About Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland is Ireland’s leading energy provider, offering great value electricity, gas and home services for consumers in Ireland. With more than 1.3 million customers throughout Ireland, Electric Ireland has a range of options to suit every lifestyle, residence and business. Electric Ireland is committed to bringing Smarter Living to customers’ everyday lives, through simple ideas that make life better. This means using our deep understanding of customers to deliver more relevant, timely and engaging solutions across all services, products and initiatives – so that everything Electric Ireland does improves our customers’ lives in a meaningful way. From smarter customer care, smarter home services and a range of smart technology, Electric Ireland customers can make Smarter Living part of their lives.

For further details visit, follow Electric Ireland on Facebook or on Twitter @ElectricIreland