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Kenya Power Bill Calculator – Best Time to Buy KPLC Tokens

Below is the Best Time to Buy KPLC Tokens and Kenya Power Bill Calculator for Kshs. 250)

The cheapest way of buying KPLC prepaid tokens – Buying tokens as from 1st – 8th of every month is the cheapest time to but Kenya power tokens since KPLC charges only KSh 18.80/KWHr then  Payment 2 (between 8th – 14th), (between 15th – 21st), and lastly (between 22nd – 31st).

Payment 1  (between 1st – 8th)
Units13.3 kWh
Cost per kWh unitKSh 18.80
Payment 2 (between 8th – 14th)
Units11.3 kWh
Cost per kWh unitKSh 22.12
Payment 3(between 15th – 21st)
Units11.3 kWh
Cost per kWh unitKSh 22.12
Payment 4 (between 22nd – 31st)
Units11.3 kWh
Cost per kWh unitKSh 22.12

How are energy costs calculated (KPLC Kenya Power)

Fixed Charge: This is a cost that goes towards making the service available, including installation and maintenance of poles, power lines and equipment, and customer care.

Consumption Charge: This is your electricity consumption within the billing period. One unit is equivalent to a one-kilowatt hour. Kenya Power uses part of this money to procure bulk power from electricity generating companies, which it retails to its customers.

Fuel Index Charge: This is the added cost or rebates to the consumers as a result of fluctuations in world prices as well as fluctuations in the quantity of oil consumed by electricity generation. The fuel cost charge lags one month behind the actual price of the fuel. This money is collected by Kenya Power and all of it is passed on directly to electricity generation companies, who in turn pay fuel suppliers.

Forex Charge: The foreign exchange component is related to the fluctuation of hard currencies against the Kenya Shilling for expenditure related to the power sector e.g. projects loan repayments.

ERC Levy: This is a levy passed on to the Energy Regulatory Commission, the regulatory arm of the energy sector. It is currently set at 3 cents per kilowatt-hour.

REP Levy: This is a 5% levy on the cost of the units of power consumed by a customer. It is passed on to the Rural Electrification Authority for the implementation of the rural electrification projects.

VAT: This statutory levy amounting to 16% of the total bill and is passed on to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

WARMA Levy: For energy purchased from hydropower plants above 1MW.

How to buy KPLC prepaid tokens via MPESA

  • Go to M-Pesa menu, select “Lipa na M-Pesa”
  • Select “Paybill”
  • Select “Enter business no.” and enter the Kenya Power Prepaid Lipa na MPESA Paybill number 888880 and press “OK”
  • Select “Enter account no” i.e. 11 digit pre-paid meter number and press “OK”
  • Enter amount between KSh 250 and 35,000 and press “OK”
  • Enter MPESA PIN and press “OK”
  • Confirm all the details are correct and press OK
  • You will receive a confirmation SMS from MPESA immediately.
  • Kenya Power will then generate a prepaid token for your meter and send it to you via SMS.

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