Trevor Lunn MLA said: “This decision will bring welcome relief to consumers who are struggling to keep up with household bills. With many people in recent years having to face the decision between heating or eating during the winter period, this price drop will help them get through this winter.
“I would urge all utility firms to ensure that any savings that they are making are passed onto consumers. PowerNI said they would do this, so I thank them for honouring this commitment.
“This price drop could also be the result of greater competition in the electricity markets in recent years. I hope that other firms will also be making similar announcements in the coming months.”