Natural Gas Carbon Tax (NGCT)

Rate of tax

  • From 1 May 2021 a rate of €6.06 per MWh at GCV applies. This increase is based on the amount charged per tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted increasing from €26 to €33.50.
  • Previously, from 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021, a rate of €4.71 (€5.22 at NCV) per megawatt hour applied. This rate was based on a carbon charge of €26 per tonne of CO2 emitted when natural gas is combusted.
Current and previous rates for Natural Gas Carbon Tax
Rate effective from NCV to GCV Rate Conversion Factor Supply Measured at NGCT rate per MWh 
01/05/2020 to 30/04/2021   0.9018 GCV €4.71
NCV  €5.22
01/05/2021  0.9017 GCV €6.06
NCV  €6.72

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