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[21 Jun 2012 | 8 Comments | ]
Kenya Power; How to get your prepaid meter number on the KPLC prepaid meters.

You can have you prepaid meter display its meter number.
You will need a pen and paper ready at hand, then press 100 and press ‘Enter’ on the meter.
The prepaid meter will display your meter number, scrolling automatically from right to left. The display will repeat one more time so you can confirm the number as you wrote it.
Other short codes are:
004 + ENTER – Displays cumulative KWH consumed
007 + ENTER – Displays the maximum power limit setting.

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[28 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
CoopNet; How Cooperative Bank – Kenya Internet Banking works.

You can now access your cooperative bank account and transfer money from any device with internet connection!
Features of the CoopNet, Cooperative Bank Internet Banking:
1. Access to real-time online account balances
2. Instant access to account transactions as and when they are carried out
3. Ability to transfer money from one’s own account to another account
4. Ability to transfer money from one’s account to any other account within Co-operative Bank
5. The option to transfer funds in a single entity or collectively send a number of payments as a single file
6. Pay utility bills …

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[3 Jun 2011 | 35 Comments | ]
KPLC Prepaid Meters: How to buy power units using M-PESA or ZAP.

You can now purchase power units for your KPLC prepaid meter using your phone! Here is how to buy Kenya Power & Lighting Company (K.P.L.C) power units on your mobile phone:
Using M-PESA:
Step 1:
Go to M-PESA menu and select “Pay Bill”
Enter the KPLC prepaid business number 88 88 80 and press OK
Step 3:
Enter the 11 digit  pre-pay meter number of your power meter that you wish to top up and press OK
Step 4:
Enter the amount of money you wish to spend to purchase the power units (between Ksh. 250 and Ksh. 35,000) and press OK.
Step 5:
Enter your M-PESA …

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[13 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Opening an Electricity Account

To open your own account, you will need the following:

A copy of your national identity card or passport.c
A copy of your Personal Identification Number (PIN) certificate.
Corporate customers should provide a copy of their Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Certificate of Incorporation.
Proof of ownership of property or tenancy.
A copy of the lease agreement or title deed, or a signed letter of tenancy form your landlord with a copy of his/her identity card.
If you have previously had an account with KPLC, please provide the account number.

Step 1:
Fill the supply contract …

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[13 Jan 2011 | 86 Comments | ]
File your complaints / suggestions / compliments to KPLC online

Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) have re-modeled their website (and hopefully embraced a more efficient & timely response programme).
You can now file your complaints / suggestions / compliments to KPLC by going to:
Email, or call the KPLC Nairobi Call Centre & Branch Business Heads, get their contacts here: http://www.kplc.co.ke/index.php?id=50

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[13 Apr 2010 | 18 Comments | ]

(1) West Region – Nakuru
Jared Othieno (Region Manager)
0722 768 761 / 051 221 5344 ext 2053
jothieno @ kplc.co.ke
Electricity House, Nakuru
*(Nakuru Town, Bahati, Gilgil, Molo, Rongai, Njoro & its environs)
(2) West Region – Eldoret
Haid Yusuf (Deputy Regional Manager)
0721 871 191 – 053 203 3011 ext 3217
yhaid @ kplc.co.ke
KVDA Plaza, Eldoret
*(Eldoret Town, Iten, Kapsowar, Tambach, Kapsaret, Cheptiret, Burnt Forest, Kesses, Kaptagat, Soi, Nangili, Matunda, Turbo, Kipkaren & its environs)
(3) Coast Region
Joseph Mkomba (Regional Manager)
0725 675 398 – 222 5564 ext 2222
Jmkomba @ kplc.co.ke
Electricity House, Mombasa
*(Mombasa Town, Changamwe, Kisauni, Likoni & its environs)
(4) …

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[18 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

Ordinary Bulb (75W):
CFL Bulb (15W)

Cost of bulb (KES)

No. Of units consumed/bulb in a year (assumed use of 4 hrs/day) (KWh)

Cost of bulb & electricity in a year (KES)*

Total savings per bulb in a year (KES)

*In a year the ordinary bulbs will have been replaced (1 Ordinary bulb lasts 1,000 hrs )

***Statistics obtained from
KPLC Demand Side Management (DSM)
Tel: 020 – 3201369/70
Email: dsm @ kplc.co.ke

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[18 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]

Closing your electricity account
It is important to close your account when vacating premises to enable new occupants open their own account(s). Closing your account checks fraudulent use of electricity in your name.
How to close an electricity account
To close your account you will need:

A copy of your National Identity Card
For corporate customers, copies of their Personal Identification Number (PIN) certificate and Certificate of Incorporation will be required
Your account number

Please follow this procedure when you have fulfilled all the above requirements:
Step 1:
Fill in the Cancellation of Supply Agreement Form after …

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[3 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

If you need to have another meter in your premises seperate from the current one, fill in and sign the Enquiry for supply of electricity form and attach the following:

copy of your national ID
copy of your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
copy of title deed/ sales agreement / allotment letter / lease certificate
electricity bill from the premises / plot
well detailed route / sketch map to your premises
letter of authorization from the landlord / agent and a copy of his/her ID (if a tenant)

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[16 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Here is how you can pay for your electricity bill using Equity Bank’s EAZZY 24/7 service:

Call *127# and enter your PIN
Select 4 for Bill Payment
Select 1 for KPLC
Enter your KPLC Account Number (NB: DO NOT ENTER THE HYPEN “-”). e.g Account 0043798-01, should be entered as 004379801
Enter the amount you are paying in shillings and separately enter the cents you are paying. e.g if your bill was Ksh 725.35
i) you will firts input 725 and cornfirm
ii) and then you will input 35 and confirm again
Once successful payment is confirmed, please …