A pensioner in Roscommon has seen her electricity bill increase by more than 2,600%.
It comes as Sinn Féin will this evening call on the government to ban electricity and gas disconnections.
They'll call for energy companies to be prevented from turning off people's supplies, due to non-payment.
Sinn Féin says the ban should run from September to April, which is the fuel allowance season.
Independent TD for Roscommon Denis Naughten says electricity bills have soared recently:
"This morning I received a copy of an electricity bill from a constituent, a pensioner living on her own.
"Her bill has gone from €123 to €3,385 because her bill has been estimated for the last 24 months.
"To add to her shock she's being charged all of these arrears at the current electricity rate compounding the financial hardship she's now facing."