FAQs

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
  • 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?

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

Send the first part of your account number to bill@kplc.co.ke or to 9551 on your cell phone to receive your account balance. You may use this information to settle your account.