How To Locate Your PHCN Meter Number

About PHCN prepaid meter

The introduction of prepaid meters came as a great relief to most Nigerians who were already tired of paying outrageous bills.

By using the prepayment method, customers can now properly budget and pay their electricity bill right before they use it.

Just like topping up your mobile phone with airtime, so also is recharging your electricity meter. Likewise, you can only get electricity supply when you credit your meter.

Different types of prepaid meters

There are two main types of prepaid meters: key meters and smart card meters.

A key meter uses a special electronic key which has your tariff information on it,

While a smart card meter sends your latest information through to your supplier when topped up.

How to locate your meter number

Each prepaid meter has its unique ID which varies in length between 11-7 digits. This meter number usually contains a combination of numbers and letters.


Each meter number has been made very easy to locate as this is often seen above or beneath a bar-code on your meter.

You can also find this on the front of your meter, engraved into the meter box or printed on a sticker attached to the meter box.

Anyone can now pay their electricity bills for both prepaid and postpaid meter on VTpass for a secure, easy and convenient transaction. Make payment for different electric areas on VTpass including Ikeja electric, Eko electric, Abuja electric, Portharcourt electric , Kano electric, and Jos electric.

Pay your electricity bills on VTpass

  • Visit www.vtpass.com ,
  • Click this https://www.vtpass.com/electricity-bill to select your electricity area,
  • Enter your payment details and submit.

Remember that your correct meter number must be supplied when buying prepaid electricity.

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