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prepaid electricity . 22 Apr 2020 . Splendid

How To Get IKEDC Prepaid Meter in Lagos

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Have you been looking for how to acquire a new IKEDC prepaid meter in Lagos? If yes, you are in the right place. I am going to explain in detail how you can apply for the meter online and get it delivered to you within 10 working days.

The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (abbreviated as IKEDC) kick-started on the 1st November 2013 following the handing over of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). IKEDC is headquartered in Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos State.

IKEDC uses the Meter Asset Providers (MAP) scheme to procure and install prepaid meters for electricity consumers. The MAP scheme was introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to allow easy procurement of prepaid meters and to put an end to estimated billings.

Before I show you how to get the IKEDC prepaid meter in Lagos, it is important to note that the process involved in the acquisition of IKEDC prepaid meter is categorized into 4 basic stages:

  • Know Your Customer (KYC) - This is to ensure settlement of any outstanding debt
  • Account/Field Surveying
  • Payment
  • Installation

How to apply for IKEDC prepaid meter in Lagos

  1. Start the KYC process by visiting the IKEDC website via map.ikejaelectric.com
  2. Enter your meter account number. If you are a new customer, you will have to enter your old meter number so that your account profile can be viewed.
  3. Complete the KYC process. Here, you'd need to fill in your personal details appropriately so as to initiate the account survey process.
  4. Debt Settlement - customers can clear all outstanding debts by taking advantage of the available repayment options.
  5. Meter Payment and Installation - Here, customers can make payments to any of the authorized banks by MAP. No customer should pay in cash to the IKEDC staff or any individual.

After using up the electric units on your prepaid meter, you can always recharge anytime, without visiting the IKEDC office or business unit. Here is a detailed guide on how to recharge your prepaid meter online.

Cost of Ikeja Electricity Prepaid Meter

The stipulated cost of a single-phase prepaid meter is N38, 850 while a three-phase prepaid meter is N70, 350 (VAT inclusive).

How Long It Takes To Get the IKEDC Prepaid Meter

Prepaid meters are usually installed at the customers' residence within 10 working days for those who pay upfront. While customers who paid in installments will be metered according to MAPs installation schedule. The activation process usually take place after installation. This can happen within 2 working days.

IKEDC customers who have outstanding dues on their postpaid bills are advised to take advantage of the various repayment options made available during the KYC process. Customers with outstanding balances will have it rolled on into their prepaid accounts and they can pay in installments in line with the Ikeja Electric installment plan.

IKEDC customer care and address

You can reach out to the IKEDC customer care for further information/enquires via email [email protected] or call on any of their phone numbers: 01-448-3900, 01-700-0250 and 0700-022-5543.

You may want to read our guide on how to get EKEDC prepaid meter here.

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