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Gone are the days of stressing yourself going to the Power Holding Area offices to pay your electricity bill. The Internet has really changed the narrative, now you can conveniently from the comfort of your home at any time and anywhere.

All this is possible because of the internet and the introduction of prepaid meters in Nigeria. Consequently, you can now buy the units you want and use or manage the way you want without bothering about how much your bill will be at the end of the month.

There are different ways you can recharge your prepaid meter to buy the units you need. However, understand that you must have access to the internet, smartphone or laptop, means of paying online, etc.

With the things listed above, you can buy electricity units from the comfort of your home. Because you don’t need to bother going to the Phone Holding office whenever your units finish, all you need to is go online and make payment and power will be restored.

There are many ways to recharge your prepaid meter but we will only consider a few of them.

Recharge Your Prepaid Meter Using PHCN Site

Many Nigerians are not aware that PHCN, know as the “Power Holding Company of Nigeria” has an official site where you can recharge your meter and carry out all your online transactions.

Steps to follow:

1. Go to the site of PHCN

2. Select your electricity supplier

3. Plug in your prepaid meter details

4. Select means of payment. Fill in your bank name, your card type, and the number

5. An OTP will be sent to you by your bank to confirm you’re the one making the transaction.

6. Input the One-Time-Password to confirm your payment

Recharge Your Prepaid Meter Using Quickteller

Steps to follow:

1 Go to and select your distribution company.

2. Input your details: meter number, your email address, phone number, your one-time password, and the amount you want to recharge. Next, you will be asked to confirm your amount and this will allow you to review your payment details and then click continue. In addition, understand that you will be charged for the service.

3. Input your card details and then make the payment. Instantly, you’ll be redirected to a web-pay page to make payment using your debit card or e-wallet.

4. You will be directed to confirm your payment and top-up your recharge code. Immediately the payment is made. Automatically, Quickteller will forward an OTP to your phone.

5. Once you’re through, a successful payment message will appear on top of the page. Then a recharge pin will display on the page.

6. Input the recharge pin into your prepaid meter and power will be restored immediately.

Using BuyPower.Ng

Using BuyPower is one of the fastest means of recharging your prepaid meter. One good thing about this platform is that they are open to everyone in Nigeria.

Steps to follow:

1. Go to

2. Input your phone number

3. Plug in your correct details on the form displayed on the page. The details include your full name, residential address, email address, tour meter number, and amount of electricity to buy.

4. Select your preferred payment method and input your details, like your bank name, credit card type, and number.

5. You will receive a one-time password on your phone from your bank for confirmation that you’re the one as well as the payment.

6. Next, the recharge pin will land on your phone.

7. Input the recharge pin into your prepaid meter and power will be restored immediately.

Using Your Bank App

In Nigeria now most of the banks had made it possible for us to do some online transactions on their platforms, like recharging your prepaid meter.

Follow these steps:

1. Go to your bank app and log in

2. Click the feature “Pay Electrical Bill”

3. Choose your electricity distribution company that registered your prepaid meter

4. Input the number of your prepaid meter and the amount you wish to pay

5. Input your bank details and then confirm using the OTP sent to you

6. Within some seconds, you will receive the recharge pin.

7. Input the recharge pin into your prepaid meter and power will be restored immediately.

Please do remember to be cautious doing online transactions. Also, remember to do it over a private network and out of the public eyes.

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