The country’s inadequate electricity supply is no longer news. The most alarming aspect is that the PHCN would simply leave you with a large bill without bothering to estimate the amount of energy consumed. As a result, it is not surprising that many people prefer to use prepaid metres.
The fact that prepaid metres are now in use does not imply that the country’s unreliable electricity supply has been magically resolved. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The prepaid metre merely ensures that you do not receive incorrect estimates from PHCN staff.
Many people would like to purchase a prepaid metre but are unsure how to do it. If you fit into this category, then this essay is for you.
We’ll walk you through the process to get your own prepaid metre without any hassle.
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A PREPAID METER
There are a plethora of advantages to owning a prepaid metre. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to buy a prepaid metre, this section is for you.
- The most obvious advantage is that you pay just for what you use. The amount you pay for electricity is determined by how much energy you use. You choose how much energy you use with your prepaid metre, and when you run out of power, you can easily buy more with your debit or credit card using Quickteller or other platforms.
- You will not have to put up with inaccurate metre readings. This was frequently the situation with non-prepaid old metres. When PHCN staff read your metre incorrectly, it means you’ll have to pay more than usual. However, there is none of this with a prepaid metre.
- Because you pay as you go, you may better manage your electricity to make it last longer.
- Say goodbye to repeated disconnection or reconnection fees with prepaid metres.
- You can recharge your prepaid metre from the convenience of your home or office using only your mobile phone or other gadgets.
After we’ve gone over the many advantages of owning a prepaid metre, we’ll show you how to get your own prepaid metre in Lagos without any problem.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A PREPAID METER IN LAGOS (ONLINE)
- Begin the KYC procedure by going to the IKEDC website at map.ikejaelectric.com.
- If you are a new client, you must enter your old metre number in order to view your account profile.
- To begin the account survey procedure, you must enter your personal information correctly.
- Customers can use various repayment methods to pay off all outstanding obligations.
- At this stage, users can use MAP to make payments to any of the recognised banks.
After you have depleted the electric units on your prepaid metre, you can replenish them at any time without having to visit an IKEDC office or commercial unit.
HOW TO GET YOUR PREPAID METER IN LAGOS (OFFLINE)
- Go to any Electric Distribution Company near you and obtain the form. The form can be obtained from the Electric Sales Representative/Department (ERS).
- Fill out the form correctly with the necessary information.
- When you have finished filling out the form with accurate information, submit it. Your prepaid metre will be installed at your home within 45 days.
- Once the installation is complete, you must visit the Electric business unit. This is for account vending and reconciliation.
- Before installing the prepaid metre, make sure you have separate load/lines.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET YOUR PREPAID METER
Prepaid metres are often installed at clients’ homes within 10 working days if they pay in beforehand. Customers who paid in instalments will be metered according to the installation timetable established by MAP. Typically, the activation occurs upon installation. This is possible within two working days.
Customers who owe money on their postpaid bills are encouraged to use the many repayment options made accessible during the KYC process. Customers who have outstanding bills will have them rolled into their prepaid accounts and will be able to pay in instalments according to the Electric instalment plan.
Simply follow the instructions outlined above to obtain your prepaid metre.