The Agriculture Minister says Government will consider taxing the two state owned energy providers if prices don't fall.
Reports today suggest ESB-Electric Ireland and Bord Gais could face a 'special dividend' - used by the state to offset high bills for consumers.
The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, told the Dail yesterday he expects householders to see a reduction 'in the near future.'
Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says action will be taken if that doesn't happen:
"If we don't the Government will consider all options, to actually ensure that happens."
The Minister continued, saying Government was keen to make sure nobody is "profiteering on the back of the hardship," experienced by householders over the past year.
A 77 year old man believes he has received the highest domestic electricity bill to date.
Gerry Clarke who lives near Navan in Co Meath has received a bill for €1,678.65.
It ran from December the 9th to February 10th.
He told the Herald nothing has changed in his energy usage and he will fight paying the bill.
Mr. Clarke says his bill for the same period last year was €290.