Pay AEDC & Other Electricity Bills On VTpass

Electricity bills payment on VTpass
Electricity bills payment made easy on VTpass

We will forever be grateful for technology, and its daily advancement as human life has been made easier since the advent of the Internet.

Similarly, payment of your PHCN electricity bills for either Prepaid or Postpaid meter has been made a lot easier, faster, and for your convenience.

Rather than commute to the PHCN office, you can now purchase electricity tokens for your prepaid meter or recharge your postpaid meter online at the convenience of your home or office.

How, you ask?

Here’s a breakdown on how to pay your electricity bills for Ikeja electric, Abuja electric, Kano electric, Jos electric, etc.

Steps:

  1. Visit www.vtpass.com / download the VTpass mobile app,
  2. Click on Electricity payment,
  3. Select your Electricity area & Meter type,
  4. Enter your correct Meter & Payment details
  5. Click Submit and get your Token instantly

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HOW TO RECHARGE YOUR ENUGU ELECTRIC METER

So, you just bought a meter from Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). And you are wondering how else to recharge or renew it once you run out of power. Well, this is not actually much of a concern. What you should first concern yourself is how and where to pay your electricity bills. As this is, in fact, the main thing with electric meters. Settling your electricity bills automatically gives you access to recharging your Enugu electric meter.

However, having to go far away to distant outlets in Enugu can be quite an energy-sapping task. And a time-wasting one too. But why go through a lot of stress when there is a better way? You can actually pay for your Enugu electricity bill when you can, from wherever you are, simply sit back and pay for it in three easy steps. So, Vtpass.com affords you the opportunity of doing this, just as it affords you the opportunity to pay for your phone airtime, data subscription and cable TV subscription. Do you want to try it now?

Just log in to www.vtpass.com.

Select Pay Electricity Bill and enter your details on the displayed form.

Pay.

Or better still, you can simply download the VTpass mobile app for Android on your Google Play Store. This allows you gain even a faster access to the payment of your Enugu electricity bills.

Once you pay via any of these means, you will receive a token in form of an email or text message. You only have to input the number of the token into the meter. And just like that, your Enugu Electric meter is powered up.

These generated meter tokens come from the system of the distribution companies. And they are numbers you have to generate into the meter to get electricity. When you pay your electricity bills through www.vtpass.com, you immediately get access to your Enugu Electric meter token as well as a quick route to recharging it and getting your meter started again.

In all ways, VTpass is the most reliable platform to trust with the recharge of your Enugu electricity meter token. Again, you can also pay for your other everyday services on VTpass. So, you want to make payment for your cable TV subscriptions, airtime and data subscriptions? Logging on to www.vtpass.com or your VTpass mobile app is the easiest way to make such payments. With VTpass at your disposal, life can only get better.

WAYBACK: History of Electricity in Nigeria

It is somewhat difficult to imagine a time without electricity in Nigeria. This is not to say we have a stable power hold. But, electricity is quite something that has found a place in nearly every home. And there have quite been a lot of changes in the power sector. These changes have in so many ways affected power supply in various capacities. Again, one thing that has changed over time is the payment method. Away from the manual methods of payment that characterised the yesteryears, there are now automatic ways of paying. So that, you can now pay your electricity bills from the comfort of your space and speedily too. One sure way to do this is by logging on to www.vtpass.com. VTpass lets you pay your electricity bills as well as for other daily services in just three easy steps.

So, what’s the history of electricity in Nigeria? Just how and when did we begin to have our lights shining?

We didn’t begin to generate electricity on our own. It was a development wrought at the hands of the British colonial rulers in 1896. The first power plant, was at their behest, set up in Lagos.But then, we weren’t at all ready to have them run the show just they were not ready to as well. So in 1929, electricity generation activities kicked off in full with the creation of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Company (NESCO). Alongside the Public Works Department, they had a mandate to build power plants across. This led to the construction of a hydroelectric power station at Kuru, Jos.

But then, only government officials and houses had access to electricity. However, this was to change when the newly formed Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN) gave the instruction that electricity should be provided for any and all Nigerians who could afford it. This was in 1952. This led to the construction of a 132KV line linking Ijora Power Station and Ibadan Power station. Furthermore, the Niger Dams Authority, established in 1962, went on to open our eyes to the possibility of deriving power from water (hydropower transmission). And this was the beginning of a golden period in Nigeria. But this golden era was not without the amalgamation of NDA and ECN to form the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).

So, this golden period lasted all through the 1970s to the 1980s. We can say this was due to the fact that the rural areas saw no need for electricity and did not press for it. So, there were enough watts to go round. But this was set to change when the power sector started experiencing a decline in maintenance. And coupled with the fact that more people demanded electricity, the good days of good electricity faded. By 2000, power supply dropped to as low as 1,500 megawatts.

Olusegun Obasanjo, in his time, put in quite some effort to change this trend when he came up with the National Electric Power Policy in 2001. This was led to the creation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). This administration also came up with the Presidential Action Committee on Power. On and on, other administrations like the GEJ administration, have come up with several other corporations.

On the 1st of November 2013, the existing GENCOS and DISCOS were privatised and a bulk of the administration was handed over to private companies.

Really, it is evident that Nigeria has come a long way when it comes to electricity. And although we are not totally yet at that stage of total illumination, we can say we are getting there. Also, when it comes to paying your electricity bills, there is now an easier and more convenient way. And this is through VTpass. VTpass offers a convenient way of paying everyday services like airtime, data, electricity bills and tv subscriptions. Log on now to www.vtpass.com to make easy, fast payments for your electricity bills.

WHY ARE TOKENS NOT SENT IMMEDIATELY?

At VTpass, our ultimate priority is making sure our customers get the services they pay for when they need it. Our online payment platform, www.vtpass.com, is right on hand to do just this. By logging on to www.vtpass.com, customers get to conveniently pay for everyday services. And these services range from electricity bills, cable tv subscriptions to airtime and data subscriptions. So, many go on to pay for electricity bills in their comfort and also get to receive their tokens immediately via email and SMS. But then, some tokens don’t come in as fast as they should. Hence, it would be good we get to know why tokens do not come in immediately in these rare cases.

Well, it should be known firsthand that www.vtpass.com as an online payment platform is not in anyway responsible for the generation of tokens. The electricity distribution companies are, at the most, responsible for the token generation. And so, www.vtpass.com is hardly responsible for the delay in token generations. The delay in a token generation is mostly due to two factors.

SERVICE BREAKDOWN

electricity,vtpass,tokenOnce a while, the service operations of the electricity DISCOS might experience a slight, temporary breakdown which might delay the generation of tokens to customers. What this inadvertently means is that any sort of transaction with the affected DISCO through offline channels will also be virtually suspended for the period of breakdown.

However, when this occasional breakdown occurs, VTpass always does make sure it gets a fix as soon as possible. Through our several correspondences with the DISCOS, our customers get to receive their tokens as soon as the DISCO’s issues are resolved. Also, we keep constant conversations with our customers through the various support channels. Hence, you can reach us through our contact, email and live chat. And you can simply follow us on Twitter @vtpass.

BAD NETWORK

tokenSo, this is yet another reason why tokens generation might come with a delay. As these tokens come in through email and SMS, the availability of the network come to bear on its transmission. So that a bad, fluctuating network might cause a delay in a token generation.

Any which way, VTpass has proven over time to be a simple and sure way of settling bills quickly. Just by logging on to www.vtpass.com, you can pay your electricity bills, DSTV,  STARTIMES AND GOTV subscriptions in record time. Also, you get to buy your MTN, GLO, AIRTEL and 9MOBILE airtime and data on this platform. This is apart from the many ways you can share and earn money on VTpass. VTpass is a reverent planet on its own. But then, it’s still part of an entire cosmos, an entire world. Away from the many irregularities in the world, we have made our planet as comfortable and convenient as possible. Why don’t you come in to have an experience of a lifetime?

ELECTRIC METERS: THE RULES

If there is any one thing the privatisation scheme brought, then it is the use of private electric meters. So that it is not uncommon to spot small meters in private houses, offices and any such building. And these meters are responsible for the generation of electricity in a small capacity. The good thing about these meters is that they help individuals ration the potion of energy consumed. By implication, the excessive amount which was erstwhile billed for electricity not consumed can be very much avoided.

And what’s more, customers can easily remit payment for electricity through their electric meter numbers. One convenient way to do this is by visiting www.vtpass.com. VTpass, as an online payment platform, allows you to pay your electricity bills with speed and ease. Not only that, you can also pay for your phone airtime, data subscription and cable TV subscription. And not to worry, VTpass is also available for non-meter users. So practically, www.vtpass.com is good news just as the electricity meter is a right step in the right direction.

But then, for electricity consumers using the electric meter, it is important they take note of certain instructives. This is to ensure a lasting and abiding utilisation of the meters. Of course, there is no one manual that tells you all these rules. But not to worry, you would find all you need to know here.

RULES GUIDING THE ELECTRIC METERS

1. DO NOT DISTURB: The most important rule guiding the meter is that you, as a consumer, should not touch it. Touching it here does not mean not touching it at all. Rather, it means there should be no attempt to repair or adjust its workings. Calling an electrician to manoeuvre a particular function is not allowed at all. Now, disobeying this rule is a serious offence and can attract serious consequences. So, when you have issues with your meter, do ensure to call the attention of the right authorities.

2. PENDING DEBT: Also, meters usually come with pending debts, most times. What this means is that though the meter might initially come with free energy, there might be a debt coming with the meter already. And you inevitably have to pay for this. You should contact the distribution company to address or clarify this if you think you have this issue.

3. METER TOKENS: Meter tokens are typically generated by the system of the distribution companies. And they are numbers you have to generate into the meter to get electricity. When you pay your electricity bills through www.vtpass.com, you immediately get your token through an email or SMS. So, what this means is that you can pay for your electricity bill from anywhere and at any time. And get electricity as quickly as possible.

In all ways, www.vtpass.com is the most reliable and simple platform to trust with the payment of your electricity bills. You can also pay for your MTN, GLO, AIRTEL, 9MOBILE airtime and data subscription. And you can as well renew your DSTV, GOTV and STARTIMES cable TV subscription. Indeed with VTpass, you have one less thing to worry about.

ELECTRICITY METERS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Electricity has, no doubt, been a blessing to every individual life. And though it seems there are more miles to cover before we attain the status of constant, stable electricity in Nigeria, we can’t ignore the fact that right steps are being taken in the right direction. First off, there is the decentralisation of power distribution and partial handing over of power management and administration onto private companies with the purport of ensuring a more effective, less bureaucratic control over the power sector.

Also, the sale and installation of prepaid meters in individual homes have gone a long way in stamping a seal of accountability on the minds of Nigerians. Not only can individuals gauge and estimate the rate of electricity they consume, but they can also control it.  So that the company only charge them for the exact amount of energy they consume. As great as having the prepaid or postpaid meter may be, it poses certain questions which if not readily and rightly answered can put off any consumer. Here at Vtpass.com, we have provided ready, responsive answers to all such questions as can be seen below.

WHERE TO PAY

phcn,electricity,vtpassHaving to go far away to distant outlets can be quite an energy-sapping task. And a time wasting one too. But why go through a lot of stress paying for your electricity bill when you can, from wherever you are, simply sit back and pay for it in three easy steps. Vtpass.com affords you the opportunity of doing this, just as it affords you the opportunity to pay for your phone airtime, data subscription and cable tv subscription. You want to try it now?

Just log in to www.vtpass.com.

Select Pay Electricity Bill and enter your details on the displayed form.

Pay.

A token will be generated for you in form of an email or text message. You only have to input the number of the token into the meter.

HOW TO PAY

electricity,vtpassWhen paying for your electricity bill, one thing you need to know is your meter number. But oh, you are thinking, my meter number. Isn’t it the one on the card that comes with the meter? Well, you will be right if you are not talking about the long list containing both alphabets and numbers. Because that is only the serial number, not the meter number. Meter numbers are strictly numbers, no alphabets included.

Again, meter numbers are not just found on cards, they can also be found on the meters. It all depends on where you live and hence, which distribution company you belong to. electricity,vtpassIn fact, they are also called account numbers in some regions. The pattern of the meter number also varies based on each distribution company.

With these meter numbers, you can pay your electricity bill on www.vtpass.com by simply logging in, entering your details including your meter number and paying. Just remember that your meter numbers are strictly numbers.

WHAT YOU SHOULD WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR ELECTRICITY METER

electricity,vtpassBeyond buying and installing your meter, you might want to know about the pending debt on your meter. This pending debt usually comes with almost every new meter and needs to be cleared before any proper use. You can make proper enquiries about the exact amount of the pending debt on your new meter and then clear it on vtpass.com. Log in to www.vtpass.com, enter the amount of the debt alongside your meter number and pay.

Also, you can make payment for your 9mobile, Airtel, MTN, GLO airtime and data subscription on www.vtpass.com. Again, renew your DStv, GOtv and Startimes subscriptions and so much more by visiting www.vtpass.com.

PHCN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

Following the privatisation of PHCN (Power Holding Company of Nigeria), several different electricity companies are now responsible for the disbursal of electricity and the handling of electricity payments. What this has done is decentralise the means for the payment electricity bills so that they are now paid based on where individuals live. The distribution companies as they stand presently include the following.

DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES

Ikeja Electric Distribution Company (IKEDC)- Solely for those on the mainland, (Ikeja and environs).

Port-Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED)- Cross-River, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa and River states.

Eko Electricity Distribution PLC– For those on the island (Lagos and Agbara regions).

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC)-– Federal Capital territory, Kogi State, Niger State, Nassarawa State.

Jos Electricity Distribution PLC– Benue, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau states, Saminaka in Kaduna state.

Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC)- Kano, Katsina, Jigawa.

PHCN ELECTRICITY PAYMENT

There are a few more electricity companies, who like the ones here, own and maintain the distribution network and support equipment within the zone. These companies also manage meter installation and servicing, billing, coordinate consumer credit service and collect revenue. It is no gainsaying that despite a reasonable distribution of zones, the reach of these distribution companies does not at all span the length and breadth of the country.

More so, it can be quite a handful trying to understand the workings of these companies, especially if you are just a consumer using power to meet your everyday needs. What can be more of a handful, though, is going through the process of paying for your electricity bill. Rather than worry about companies and distribution centres, why don’t you merely cross over to vtpass.com, an online payment platform, that ensures a speedy and convenient payment of your electricity

Rather than worry about companies and distribution centres, why don’t you merely cross over to vtpass.com? Vtpass.com is an online payment platform, that ensures a speedy and convenient payment of your electricity bills.

Just by logging in to www.vtpass.com, you can pay for your electricity bill without bulging from where you are and have your electricity token sent to you almost immediately. On this site, www.vtpass.com, you can also pay for your 9mobile, Airtel, MTN, GLO airtime and data subscription as well as your DStv, GOtv, Startimes subscription. To make payment into any of the electricity companies, simply click on the one you want to pay into.