Cllr Brendan Fay called for a cap on the unit price of electricity during this week's meeting of Cavan County Council
He was speaking about the possible introduction of a €200 credit in Budget '23 for households to help with energy costs.
Cllr Fay said such a move would not go far enough and the unit price of electricity needed to be capped.
He pointed out that electricity prices in Ireland have gone up by 200-300 per cent over the last 18 months while energy companies profit on the back of it.
Cllr Fay said it was time for a pro-active approach on the matter because many people - across all sectors - were at their wits end over the rising costs of energy.
"People can conserve this way and it means the Government can't say that it is writing a black cheque to the energy companies that are making millions and millions of profits," he continued.
"We have to do something; bills are gone sky high.
"I know a butcher whose energy bill has gone up from €4,000 to €11,000."