How to Pay or Recharge your PHCN prepaid meter online

It will be a waste of time and a bad idea to queue up in the bank or PHCN office just to pay your PHCN bill when you can simply do this at home, office or anywhere you are using your smartphone or PC.

Today, a lot of homes in Nigeria are using the Prepaid Meter, the digital power consumption calculation device. Basically, if you have a prepaid meter in your house, it means that the company will bill you for the amount of energy that you've used in the previous quarter or month.

If you have the Prepaid Meter, then your days of standing in line all day in order to pay your bills are finally over. You can recharge it faster and easier.

There are different ways of getting your Prepaid meter recharged within minutes but I’m going to share the easiest way with you.


  1. A Smartphone or PC
  2. Internet Connection
  3. An ATM card

How To Recharge your PHCN prepaid meter Online:

Method #1

1. From your smartphone or PC, go to PayElectricityBills
2. Select your electricity distribution company from the available choices below by clicking on the company's logo.

3. Fill in your account details, this includes your plan type, the meter no, your phone number (where your token will be sent) and the desired Naira amount. Click 'Continue' to verify the details.

4. Once your account details have been verified, you will be taken to a secure page to enter your card information. Your meter token will be sent after successful payment.

5. Enter the 20 digits tokens that will be sent to your phone on your prepaid meter and press # key to confirm it.

Your Prepaid meter will be recharged and that is all.

How to Recharge Your PHCN Prepaid Meter with Mobile Banking App: 

Method #2:

1. Visit your bank’s official website or use your phone and launch the mobile app (if they have it).
2. Use your username and password to log in to your account.
3. Find a menu that is dedicated to paying bills.
4. Find and select PHCN.

5. Enter all the needed credentials - your meter number, the amount you are purchasing and the other required details.
Check twice to confirm your meter number, put it down on paper, so you won’t make any mistakes. If you are not around it, then ask someone to check it - it is important that you get it right.

6. If the Online Transaction Password is necessary, then enter it.
7. Check if all the information is correct, then hit the confirm button.
8. Check the number of your online transaction token and enter it in the right field.

On successful payment confirmation, an email and token will be sent to your phone containing 20 digits numbers, enter it on your prepaid meter and press the # tag to key it in.

Your prepaid meter is now fully recharged.
The only difference between the direct and bank way of recharging is just the N100 bank will charge you for this transaction.

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