KPLC Pre-paid electricity meters

Posted on: 8/18/2011 9:04:17 PM  Posted By: kim  Membership Level: Silver  Total Points: 571      

Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has launched prepaid digital meters which will only allow subscribers uses units they have paid for. The mode of payment is through purchasing a recharge card with 20 digit number and then keying the number on the meter. The recharge is instant and you do not need to worry about late payment or reconnection charges as you can load even in the middle of the night.
The other option is using KPLC pre-paid MPESA number. Choose Pay Bills options osn your MPESA menu and enter KPLC business number for the prepaid system. The number is 888880. After that, continue entering other requested information e.g. Amount, KPLC Account Number (your meter number) and pin. After a while, you will receive a 10 digit code which you can now key in to you meter for recharge.
This has only been launched in some areas and is expected to be rolled out countrywide soon.


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KPLC prepaid is the best option since you pay for the units you need. You dont have to worry about high re-connection fees incase you get disconnected since you are immediately reconnected upon purchasing power units.
06 Feb 2011 @ 10:18

Membership Level: Bronze    Total Points: 7
KPLC Pre-paid Meters STS Numeric Token Purchase For Safaricom users 1. Choose Safaricom on your Phone 2. Choose Mpesa 3. Choose Pay Bill 4. Enter Business no. 888880 5. Enter account no. < Key in the Prepaid Meter No > 6. Enter Amount < Key in the amount you would like to purchase> 7. Send 8. KPLC will send you a 20 digit code to load on your Meter
25 Feb 2011 @ 03:10

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This is the best idea so fur, but my concern is the delay in the reply in the 20 digits code as the customers are still few.
14 Apr 2011 @ 03:31

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This also worries me. It can take many hours or even days to get the code. What happens if the whole Kenya stert using this?
14 Apr 2011 @ 03:14

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Hi Kim. Am sorry the business number you have provided for MPesa Prepaid is WRONG. It is NOT 88880 but 888880. That is: 5 8s and a zero. You know that business numbers are usually 6 digits so yours is wrong. Could you correct this please? Please tell me the Mpesa business number for post paid. Asante sana. Kanja
18 Aug 2011 @ 01:14

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The idea is so good because it takes care of your bills before end month and you can have little worry about receiving huge electricity bills.
18 Aug 2011 @ 01:31

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I like the convenience at which one can purchase token from KPLC. All you do is pay bill to 888880 (KPLC prepaid business number). Account number should be your KPLC meter number. Within 5 minutes, you receive a number which you can use for recharge or restore your power.
18 Aug 2011 @ 03:08

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I have just paid the prepaid bill for my electricity. However i typed in a wrong digit and now i do not have any units and my power is about to run out. I was told to contact the service provider but i could not get though. Can you please assist. The soonest the better since i do not have any extra cash for another token.

20 Oct 2011 @ 06:47

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I do not think the pre-paid paying of electricity has brought any difference in kenyan's lives. Kenyans are even prone to being used or being lied to. That can occur when the KPLC company just decides to raise the price of electricity and if you had planned the amount you had would last for example a year would not make it then you get yourself disadvantaged. Please help me understand what good does it really have or what difference does it make in the Kenyan life.
26 Oct 2011 @ 03:04

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I been trying to buy a token through mpesa but following the procedure to the end and yhaving entered the twelve digit number of the meter, a reply comes saying enter correct meter number what could be the matter
10 Dec 2011 @ 04:04

fridah ashley
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am so can i buy 180shillings n be given 4 units...n then o 24th April i bought 500 shillings n was given 38 now the units are over.whats happening kplc...u r taking advantage of means we will be spending more than 2000 shillings per month on electricity only will those on postpaid are paying even 500 shillings per month...what is the storyline here??we want to know because we are suffering
08 May 2012 @ 12:32

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hi! am Lawrence From Rusinga Mbita Homa-bay county, how can I get the Pre-pay meter?
16 May 2012 @ 01:40

ben asira
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I sent my mail long time to customer care but no response. I live at Kariobangi South(civil servants) and 3 weeks ago you guys dropped booklets for pre paid electricity meters. I wanted to know when you will implement this system. I hope it can be done immediately to get rid of landlords who are really harrassing us on power.
05 Nov 2012 @ 12:06

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I still have issues with this prepaid bill idea. earlier on i would spend between kshs 1,500 and 2000 in a month on my electricity bill but now i spend not less than Kshs 4000 yet nothing has changed in terms of consumption. i tend to think there are some hidden charges that are being concealed to the consumer. that being the scenario, can i be allowed to revert to the former post paid arrangement for indeed i am a very bitter customer with every conviction that I am being fleeced.
20 Nov 2012 @ 11:53

Teddy Moses
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Am glad for this idea. Its convinient and easily affordable coz one can manage what they want to consume in a given period of time. However, I feel it should be cheaper since all those other expenses like yransport, oil et al are not applicable since I see not the power man coming to read meters etc.
09 May 2013 @ 07:54

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Kenya Power and Lighting Company has launched a platform whereby electricity consumers in the country can buy tokens through their phones.
20 Jun 2015 @ 06:54

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