Life Sciences and Energy

PINERGY teams up with Xtra-vision

By Business & Finance
06 February 2014

PINERGY, Ireland’s newest Pay-As-You-Go electricity company, has announced that Xtra-vision is to become a retail partner.

Launching in-store tomorrow, consumers will be able to sign up for PINERGY at Xtra-vision stores and integrated Xtra-vision and HMV stores nationwide. With the new partnership, anyone who signs up with PINERGY will receive a complimentary Xtra-vision Gold Rental Pass, which offers unlimited movie and game rentals for one month.

PINERGY is an Irish owned and operated company, headquartered at NexusUCD, the Industry Partnership Centre at UCD. Offering a fresh approach to Irish electricity consumers, PINERGY allows the customer to control what they spend and when they spend it, with no deposits, no installation fees and no more bills.

PINERGY customers buy credit as they would for a pre-pay mobile phone with their PINERGY card, and top up using a user friendly keypad, known as a Budget Controller, which is installed in the consumers’ home free of charge. The keypad displays information detailing actual electricity consumption in real time in both euros and kilowatts, allowing customers to control exactly how much electricity they are using, and most importantly – their costs.

Munster and Ireland rugby player Paul O’Connell is a director of PINERGY, and acts as the company’s brand ambassador – as well as using PINERGY in his own home.

PINERGY customers buy credit as they would for a pre-pay mobile phone with their PINERGY card.  As well as purchasing directly from PINERGY, customers will be able to purchase credit directly at Xtra-vision stores.

Gerry Butler, CEO of Xtra-vision, said: “Xtra-vision’s network of stores around the country make us the perfect retail partner for PINERGY, ensuring that consumers can now sign up for PINERGY where ever they are. Xtra-vision is well known for offering the best value in entertainment, and we’re delighted to be providing extra value to PINERGY customers by offering an Xtra-vision One Month Movie and Game GOLD rental pass to everyone who signs up.”

Enda Gunnell, CEO of PINERGY, added: “Over 10,000 customers have taken control of their electricity costs by signing up to PINERGY, and we are delighted to offer our Pay-As-You-Go Electricity service to Xtra-vision customers across Ireland. Xtra-vision is known and trusted in local communities throughout Ireland, and are as passionate as we are about giving consumers a smart choice when it comes to Energy Costs and Budgeting. By offering PINERGY’s Pay-As-You-Go service through their vast store network in Ireland, Xtra-vision will be help their customers get rid of those shocking electricity bills, and take control of their energy costs.”