Electricity and Gas

Find out how to get connected to electricity and gas suppliers in Hungary...

In Hungary, gas is mainly used for heating and cooking. Most flats have gas boilers, while some apartment blocks are supplied with hot water for central heating either from a main heater in the building, or a heating company.

Getting Connected

Electricity and gas are usually already connected, with the exception of recently built properties. When there is a change of owner or tenant, it is their responsibility to inform the utility company of the change in name.

To connect to a utility service provider, the following information is usually required:

  • Energy supply application form; this should be accompanied by a purchase agreement or lease contract
  • Record of meter reading
  • Proof of identity - passport or ID card

A utility can be connected while the new user is out of the country, if a third party is authorised to act on their behalf. A letter of authorisation is required, whihc needs to be signed by two witnesses.

Report a change of user by telephone, mail or in person. The application form must be signed by the previous owner/landlord, and the new user’s photo ID card/passport is also needed.

The electricity supplier E.ON provides a number of their documents and information online in English, with details about getting connected.

  • For information and to download forms: Click here

Electricity bills

Electricity meters are read once a year and an estimate is billed monthly. When the meter is read, a balancing bill is sent, and the estimate is made for the coming year. Meter readings can be reported by telephone or online.

Bills can be paid by direct debit or with other household bills (called sárga csekk), which can be paid through an online bank or at the post office.

Gas bills

It is possible to pay a monthly average and only have the meter read once a year. The meter can also be read and reported online or by telephone every month. Note that there is only a three-day period each month when readings are accepted.

Bills can be paid by direct debit or together with other household bills (called sárga csekk), which can be paid through an online bank or at the post office.

Electricity and Gas Providers

T-home, the telecoms supplier, also sells electricity and gas, at discounted prices. To get connected, go to a T-Pont shop.

  • T-home
    Tel: 1412, press 2 for English
  • To find the nearest T-Pont shop: Click here. Select a region or Budapest (Válasszon megyét vagy Budapestet) from the drop-down menu, then choose the district (Válasszon kerületet). Tick Customer Service (Ügyfélszolgálat) and click on Search (Keresés). The search result shows the address, the phone number and the opening times of shops

Electricity

  • ELMÜ (Budapest)
    Tel: (1) 238 3838, press 9 for English
    Error reporting 24 hours: 06 40 383 940
  • ÉMÁSZ (north Hungary)
    Tel: (1) 238 3838, press 9 for English
    Error reporting 24 hours: 06 40 424 344
  • EDF DÉMÁSZ (south Hungary)
    Tel: 06 40 822 282,  press 9 for English
    Customer service centres: Click here
  • E.ON DÉL-DUNÁNTÚLI (most of Hungary, but not Budapest)
    Tel: 40 220 220, press 8 for English
    Mobile phone: 20/30/70 459 9666

Gas providers