FAQs

How much power can I buy?

You can buy as much power as you wish.

What happens to my current electricity deposit when i install a prepaid meter?

Your current electricity deposit will be refunded if you have no debt.

How will the Kenya Power technician be identified?

Kenya Power technician will come in a team and bear a company identification card. He will also have a prepayment meter, which will be used to replace the existing credit meter.

Once the new prepaid meter is installed, will the Kenya Power technicians still come to read my meter?

No, meter reading is not necessary in prepayment metering system. However, our Kenya Power technicians will be visiting customer premises from time to time to carryout inspections as required by law.

If I have an overdue bill, will my electricity be shut off when the technician comes to install the new meter?

No, your electricity will not be shut off; however, you should endeavour to clear the debt prior to conversion, otherwise the bill will be transferred to the prepayment system. If the transfer occurs, on subsequent purchase of electricity, a portion of your payment will be deducted and used to reduce the arrears.

Will my electricity be shut off when the credit runs out?

Yes, your electricity will be shut off (disconnected) when your credit runs out. However, the meter will give a warning when the credit falls below 20Kwhrs. When faced with this situation it is advisable to top up your credit so as to avoid disconnection.

What happens if prepaid pay points are closed?

You can purchase prepaid credit and post a payment to your account at anytime by calling 0711031000 or 0732111000 or 020-3201000 KPLC Call Centre telephone numbers.

How do I obtain a credit?

You may obtain credit from existing Kenya Power pay points e.g. Electricity House and Stima Plaza, plus other 3rd party vendors such as Uchumi, Airtel and Safaricom (M-PESA) so as to improve purchase convenience to the customer.

How does prepaid metering benefit me?

In case of a disconnection, you can refill the service without paying an additional deposit. It also enables you manage your power consumption.

How do prepaid meters work?

A customer purchases electricity token and credit units to his meter by typing a given code on the meter’s customer interface unit screen. As the customer uses electricity, his/her credit balance is reduced each day until the units are exhausted prompting the customer to top it up.

What is prepaid power meter?

It is a type of meter with a customer interface unit that has a screen resembling that of a mobile phone which allows customers to manage their power consumption the same way they manage credit units for their mobile phones.

How are bills computed?

From units consumed each month. These units are recorded by an electricity meter installed at a customers premises. There are bye-laws which specify the applicable tarrif and rate per unit. Specific government levies like Value Added Tax (VAT) and Rural Electrification Fund (REF) are applicable.

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When are bills estimated?

When our meter readers fail to get access to the meter. This is usually because the gate to the premises is locked.

How do I query a bill?

You can query your bill at  any of our banking halls around the country. Please confirmed your current meter readings (simply take the reading from the meter installed in your premises). This will give any our staff assisting you an idea of just how much power you have consumed.
You can also check your bill using the link provided on our website.

Where do I pay my bill?

At any Kenya Power banking hall or paying point. (Cheque deposit boxes are also available at specific points).

  • Co-operative Bank branches in Nairobi.
  • Standard Chartered Bank ATM machines (for Standard Bank customers).
  • All Barclays Bank branches 
  • All Postbank branches (Suspended)
  • All Post Offices in Kenya 

When is the deadline for payment of my bill?

The due date is indicated on the top right hand corner of each bill. However, where it says see below, it means your bill is overdue and can be disconnected without further notice.

How else can i get my bill?

We have upgraded our Customer Management System. The system will result to new account numbers which will be communicated to each customer via SMS. The system is state of the art, versatile, with robust web-based and mobile applications aimed at enhancing customer services and experience, by improving service delivery, with the following benefits:

• Immediate update of bill payments. This is a departure from the past where payments through our third party EasyPay partners would take over 24 hours to be captured and reflected in the system.

• Introduction of new bill payment channels such as use of credit and debit cards. This will be in addition to already existing EasyPay partners.

• Introduction of Self-service modules where customers can apply for electricity connection, query bills, check statements, download and print bill statements, check consumption patterns/trends, lodge queries on power supply among others.

• Improve response time as customers can report incidents through the new system.

Can I get my bill from a KPLC customer service office?

Please use the new system at https://selfservice.kplc.co.ke/ to get your bill.