Householders are set to receive the first of three €200 euro electricity credits from today.
The government is giving 2.2 million account holders €600 in electricity credits over the next six months, in an effort to help households deal with the rising cost of living.
The Department of the Environment says the €200 credit will be automatically applied and people do not need to apply for it.
"The credit line will appear on bills from the start of November and into December, depending on a household’s electricity supplier and billing cycle."
The payment exclusive of VAT is €183.49, which is the amount households will see as a credit line item on their bills. Inclusive of VAT it comes to €200.
The second and third electricity payments will be paid between January and April of next year.
The measure, costing more than a billion euro, was announced as part of Budget 2023 in September.