How To Recharge Prepaid Electricity Meter Online

How To Recharge Prepaid Electricity Meter Online

How To Recharge Prepaid Electricity Meter Online

If you are still visiting ‘NEPA” office in order to recharge your prepaid electricity bill then you are obviously still living in the past. Not to worry, that’s not entirely a bad idea and you are probably not alone. A few of us stick to old ways because we prefer to do what has been working for us. However, a wise man once said that “if you don’t try new things, then you might never find out what you are missing”. Having said that, the fact that you are reading this post is a step in the right direction. This now means that you are willing to learn and learn you shall.

Let’s delve into how to recharge electricity meter online.

How To Recharge Prepaid Electricity Meter online: What Are Prepaid Electricity Meters?

A few years ago, the Nigerian government decided to combat cases of electricity price hike, energy theft, and corruption of the then PHCN staff by introducing prepaid electricity meters. Prepaid electricity meters work the same way a mobile phone works. You recharge it at the beginning of the month (or whenever your previous energy time was spent), then you will use it while you are charged for consumption. Please note that prepaid meters are radically different from postpaid in that while postpaid allows you to consume energy in advance, prepaid meters only serve you energy in arrears of you purchasing units.

Now that we know what prepaid electric meters, let’s go straight to you purchasing units to recharge the units.

How To Recharge Prepaid Electricity Meter online Using VTpass

VTpass is a bills payment platform where you can buy and pay for most utility bills and prepaid electricity meters are not left out. Here are the steps you would need to take.

  1. Visit
  2. Select “pay electricity bills” from the dropdown menu at the top left. Choose your energy provider and click go.
  3. Fill in the details and chose the “prepaid” option. Input your meter number (for a detailed post on how to find your meter number, go here) and submit.
  4. Input your payment details, submit and receive your token in your email in a matter of minutes.

That’s the easiest and dare we say the most convenient means of recharging your prepaid electricity meter online. Enjoy!

23 thoughts on “How To Recharge Prepaid Electricity Meter Online”

  1. After receiving the mail with the token.. How do i load it in the device… I just typed the numbers but it returns back to the corner credit value

  2. My question is do I have to pay back the first money that came with the meter..or should i go ahead and reach new one once the prepaid is due

  3. Good afternoon.
    I am a new on prepaid meter
    I was connected on 5/4/2020 with 100 unit . Now I want to recharge, but. I thought I have to visit I E Akowonjo, office but they are on lock down.
    Can you recharge my meter? Cos my former account has debt wish I want to be paying small, small while recharging.
    Thanks. Oladimeji Olusesan.

    1. Hello, to recharge your meter, simply log on to, click on “Pay Electricity Bills”, select the electricity distribution service you want to buy, and make payment.

      You would get meter token immediately after payment.

    1. Kindly provide your email and phone number and a member of our team will contact you to attend to all your questions

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