How to transfer KPLC Tokens from one Meter to Another

How to transfer KPLC Tokens from one Meter to Another


KPLC sells electricity to millions of people countrywide. Electricity supply has been made better through this company and the use of technology made it even better to buy tokens.

What would you do if you were able to share Kenya Power tokens with friends or family, just in the same manner you Sambaza data bundles or airtime?

This is exactly what the power corporation is planning for its customers. The product, according to a report published by BusinessDaily, will mainly target pre-paid customers.  

The product has been developed by a company called Numeral IoT. It is based in Nairobi and has since received from Kenya Power to roll out the service but as a pilot.

The application will come in handy in many instances. One of them, as said, is sharing power tokens with friends and family. The second one is a case where a person purchases tokens in a rental house but suddenly moves, leaving his unit behind. The sharing option will allow them to move the tokens to their next house.

Kenya Power has been busy of the last couple of months. It has already installed more than 67K smart meters. It is targeting to install 75K smart meters for SMEs by the end of this financial year.

The smart meters are devices developed to help Kenya Power reduce losses experienced in its current technology, fixing weaknesses from leakages to illegal connections.

They are installed in partnership with Safaricom. The telco had said that exercise would cost it KES 32 billion.

These smart meters are plugged in at distribution feeders, transformers, and consumers whose usage is over 200 kilowatts.

Kenya Power has also announced plans to launch a fixed internet service named Lit Fibre. It will go live in June 2023.

We will update this article on how to transfer or sambaza tokens once the program is launched.

Otherwise, if you are seeking for a way to load your token for the Kenya power meter, we have got you covered. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you. Kindly read through.

How To Load The Token

You can be able to load your token and enjoy power supply in few ways which include via the vendor, via the M-Pesa and Airtel money. We shall take a look at a step by step guide for each of them. Please find them below;

Loading The Token Via Vendor

To load the token via a vendor, you will need to know your meter number before meeting the vendor.

1.       Check your meter number by dialing 100 on the meter and it will be displayed.

2.       Visit the vendor and make payment for your choice

3.       Give the vendor your meter number

4.       Collect the 20-digit token from the vendor

5.       Load the token on your meter and it is done.

Loading The Token Via M-Pesa

To load your token via M-Pesa, please follow the steps below;

1.       On your mobile phone, navigate to Safaricom SIM Tool Kit and then select M-PESA menu.

2.       From there select “Lipa na M-PESA“

3.       Next is to choose “Pay Bill“ option

4.       Input “Enter Business number“ followed by the KPLC’s Lipa na M-PESA PayBill Number which is 888880 and then press “OK”

5.       Pick the option “Enter Account number“, then input your KPLC Prepaid Meter Number, verify it and press “OK”

6.       Input the amount and press “OK”

7.       Input your M-PESA PIN and then press “OK”

8.       Verify that all the details are correct and press “OK” if they are.

You will then be sent a notification which will be something like this “Pay Kenya Power KSh 500.00 for Account 0100 xxxx xxxx x Press 1 within 20 seconds to STOP this transaction.” If the info is correct, simply cancel and the transaction will be completed. This will be followed with a confirmation SMS from M-PESA and a generated prepaid token for your meter. 

Loading The Token Via Airtel Money

To load your token via Airtel money, kindly follow the steps below;

1.       From your ”Airtel Money” menu, click on “Make Payments”

2.       Next is to choose “Paybill” option

3.       Then select either “Kenya Power Bill for the postpaid bill” or “Kenya Power Prepaid for purchase of tokens.”

4.       Input the amount you want to pay.

5.       Next is to input your Airtel Money PIN.

6.       Input your full Kenya Power account number under the reference option. Please verify that the inputted number is correct.

You will then be sent a confirmation SMS for the transaction. It will take about 24 hours to be updated.

How To Check Your Prepaid Meter Number

Below are the USSD to dial on the different types of meter to get your prepaid meter number;

Conley Meter Box

To get your meter number on Conley Meter Box, kindly press #100 with the Enter key.

Actaris Meter Box

To get your meter number on Actaris Meter Box, please dial 100 and press either enter or the # key.

Shenzen Meter Box

On Shenzen Meter Box, simply press 65 followed by # to get your meter number.

Hexing Meter Box

To get your meter number on Hexing Meter Box, please press 804 followed by the Enter ke

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