SSE Airtricity said today that it will freeze its electricity and gas prices for customers during the winter months. 

SSE Airtricity's Director of Home Energy David Manning said that in uncertain times, the price freeze will hopefully bring a small piece of reassurance to homes across the country. 

David Manning also urged its customers said that if for any reason they are having difficulty with their bills to talk to the company. 

"Since March our contact centre teams have been working from home to ensure we continue providing great service for our customers while keeping our people as safe as we can," he said. 

"Our teams have a range of supports available to anyone who has concerns about their energy bills and we'll continue to work with our customers to resolve any worries they have", he added.

Meanwhile, Electric Ireland has announced the reintroduction of a disconnection moratorium for its 1.3 million residential and business customers. 

The moratorium began when Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions come in at midnight.

The company said the move would protect all of its customers that may experience financial hardship and uncertainty during period.

It will run until 1 December this year. 

A combination of a recent increase in the price of electricity by Electric Ireland, Prepaypower and Pinergy, as well as a 130% rise in the PSO levy will see almost €90 a year added to many consumers' electricity bills.