prepaid electricity

Ditch the dark and buy prepaid electricity anytime you need

We’ve made it easier for you to buy your prepaid electricity whenever and however you want. There’s really no need to drag yourself out or hit up a queue just to top up on electricity. Simply logon to Absa Online Banking, use your Absa Banking App or the ATM, and it’s lights on.

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It’s convenient  

The freedom to top up your prepaid electricity on-the-go, 24 hours a day.

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It’s simple

Top up using online banking, the ATM or using your banking app.

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It’s available countrywide 

Buy your electricity for Eskom and private metering companies nationwide.

 

  How to buy prepaid electricity 
  1. Logon to the Absa Banking App.
  2. Click on the Buy electricity icon at the top right of the screen.
  3. Select Saved beneficiaries or Buy for someone new. You can also select Recent purchases for easy reference to your previous purchases.
  4. Follow the prompts to get your prepaid electricity token.
  1. Logon to Express Banking.
  2. Click the Buy button on the top menu bar.
  3. Select Prepaid electricity.
  4. Select New or Existing beneficiary.
  5. Follow the prompts to get your prepaid electricity token.
  1. Logon to Absa Online Banking.
  2. Click on the Full Service tab.
  3. Select Payments.
  4. Click on Purchase prepaid.
  5. Follow the prompts to get your prepaid electricity token.
  • Dial *120*2272#.
  • Select Prepaid electricity from the menu and follow the prompts to buy the units that you need.
  • Select Purchase and follow the prompts to get the electricity token.

UniPIN prepaid electricity lets you buy electricity at your nearest Absa ATM, 24 hours a day using a PIN to purchase an electricity voucher. The voucher is then printed on your Absa ATM receipt.

How UniPIN works

  • You can purchase UniPIN prepaid electricity at an Absa ATM from R30 to R1 000.
  • Select the option to buy prepaid electricity at the ATM and select the amount.
  • You will receive an ATM slip with the UniPIN.
  • To top up your UniPIN electricity, please dial the following on your cellphone: *120*41589*UniPIN Number*Meter Number# and press call. Network fees will apply.
  • The meter number is the number of your prepaid electricity meter at home.
  • After dialling, you will receive an SMS with the recharge token number that you need to enter into your electricity meter.

For any queries, please contact your service provider on the following number: 0800 014 942

A list of providers in your area
Inland municipalities
Municipality Town
Gauteng  
Ekurhuleni Alberton, Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Katlehong, Kempton Park, Nigel, Olifantsfontein, Springs, Tembisa, Tokoza, Vosloorus
Emfuleni     Evaton, Sebokeng, Vaal Oewer, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging    
Joburg City Power Soweto, Lenasia, Grasmere, Welgelegen, Midrand, Tembisa, Randburg, Sandton, De Deur/Walkerville, Eikenhof, Meyerton, VaalMarina    
Lesedi Devon, Heidelberg, Nigel, Vischull
Mogale City (Water only) Kagiso 
Naledi (Centlec) Dewetsdorp, Van Stadensrus, Wepener
PEC Gauteng     Pretoria Pvt Metering 
Randfontein     Randfontein    
Tshwane     Akasia, Bronkhorstspruit, Centurion, Cullinan, Ekangala, Ga-Rankuwa, Hammanskraal, Kudube, Mabopane, Pretoria, Rayton, Refilwe, Roodeplaat, Soshanguve, Temba, Winterveldt
Limpopo  
Bela-Bela Bela-Bela (Warmbaths), Pienaarsrivier
Modimolle Modimolle (Nylstroom), Vaalwater, Phagameng
Mookgophong (Naboomspruit) Mookgophong (Naboomspruit), Roedtan   
Musina     Musina (Messina), Mutale, Nancefield    
Phalaborwa     Phalaborwa, Namakgale and Grevelotte
Polokwane Polokwane
Mpumalanga  
Dipaleseng     Balfour, Greylingstad, Grootvlei    
Emakhazeni     Dullstroom, Emgwenya, eMakhazeni, eNtokozweni    
Emalahleni     Ogies, Phola, eMalahleni    
Lekwa     Morgenzon, Standerton    
Malelane     Nkomazi Local Municipality    
Mbombela     Emoyeni, Entokozweni, Hazyview, Kaapschehoop, Kabokweni, Kanyamazane, Luphisi, MatsuluMbombele, Mpakeni, Msogwaba, Ngodwana, Skukuza, Tekwane, White River
Msukaligwa (Ermelo)     Breyten, Chrissiesmeer, Davel, Ermelo, Lothair    
Nkomazi Municipality     Malelane    
Pilgrim's Rest     Pilgrim's Rest    
Thaba Chweu (Lydenburg, Graskop,Sabie)    Graskop, Lydenburg, Mashishing, Sabie 
North-West         
Ditsobotla        Biesiesvlei, Coligny, Lichtenburg    
Madibeng       Brits, Hartbeespoort, Marikana, Mooinooi    
Maquassi Hills     Leeudoringstad, Malwassie, Witpoort, Wolmaransstad    
Matlosana     Klerksdorp, Stilfontein, Buffelsfontein, Orkney, Hartbeesfontein    
Merafong City     Carletonville, Fochville, Wedela    
Rustenburg Hartbeesfontein-A, Phatsima, Rustenburg, Tlhabane    
Tswaing     Delareyville, Ottosdal, Sannieshof    
Ventersdorp     Ventersdorp
Free State             
Dihlabeng Local Municipality      Bethlehem, Clarens, Fouriesburg, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Paul Roux, Rosendaal
Kopanong (Centlec)     Bethulie, Edenburg, Fauresmith, Gariep Dam, Jagersfontein, Philippolis, Reddersburg, Springfontein, Trompsburg, Waterkloof
Letsimeng     Koffiefontein, Jacobsdal, Luckhoff, Oppermansgronde and Petrusburg
Mangaung (Centlec)     Bloemfontein, Botshabelo, Mangaung, Thaba Nchu    
Mantsopa (Centlec)     Excelsior, Hobhouse, Ladybrand, Thaba Patchoa, Tweespruit
Metsimaholo Local Municipality     Sasolburg, Deneysville, Oranjeville    
Mohakore (Centlec)     Rouxville, Smithfield, Zastron  
Coastal municipalities 
Municipality Town
KwaZulu-Natal                 
City of Umhlathuze Local Municipality       Richards Bay, Empangeni    
Edumbe        Paulpietersburg    
eThekwini       Amalanga, Amanzimtoti, Amaotana, Berea, Blackburn, Bluff, Cato Ridge, Cele/Vumengazi, Chatsworth, Cibane, Clermont, Clifton Canyon, Craigieburn, Dassenhoek, Desainager, Durban, Durban International Airport, Durban North, Durban South, Emalangeni, Embo/Nksa Isimahla, Emona, Ethekwini, Everton, Ezembeni, Folweni, Gcumisa, Genazzano, Gillitts, Golokodo-Ensimbini, Hambanathi, Hillcrest, llanga, llfracombe, Illovo North, Illovo South, Inanda, Inchanga, Inchanga, Iqadi, Isipingo, Isipingo Beach, Kingsburgh, Klaarwater, Kloof, KwaDabeka, KwaMashu, KwaNdengezi, La Mercy, Lotus Park, Luganda, Luthuli/Umini Trust, Magabeni, Malagazi, Mangangeni/Vumazonke, Maphephetha, Mawotana, Mawothi, Molweni, Mount Edgecombe, Mount Moreland, Mpolo, Mpumalanga, New Germany, Newlands East, Newlands East, Ngcolosi, Ngqungqulu, Ntuzuma, Oceans, Outer West Durban, Phoenix, Pinetown, Prospecton, Qadi, Qiniselani Manyuswa, Queensburgh, Redcliffe, Roseneath, Sapref, Shallcross, Sobonakhona, Thoyana, Tongaat, Tongaat Beach, Tshelimnyana, Umbumbulu, Umdloti, Umgababa, Umhlanga, Umkomaas, Umlazi, Verulam, Waterfall, Westbrook, Westville, Ximba    
Kokstad     Kokstad   
Mpofana        Mooi River    
Nquthu         Nquthu    
Ulundi        Ulundi    
Eastern Cape               
Amahlathi        Cathcart, Kei Road, Keiskammahoek, Stutterheim
BlueCrane     Cookhouse, Pearston, Somerset East    
Elundini     Maclear and Mount Fletcher
Ikwezi     Jansenville, Klipplaat, Waterford      
Lukhanji Local Municipality     Queenstown, Sada, Whittlesea    
Makana     Alicedale, Grahamstown, Riebeek East, Sidbury
Mbizana     Bizana    
Ndlambe     Alexandria Bathurst, Boknes/Cannon Rocks, Bushmans River, Kenton-on-Sea, Port Alfred, Seafield
Nxuba     Adelaide, Bedford    
Senqu Local Municipality     Sterkspruit, Rhodes, Rossouw, Barkly East, Lady Grey    
Sundays River Valley Municipality     Addo, Kirkwood, Paterson    
Tsolwana     Hofmeyr, Tarkastad
Northern Cape                 
Dikgatlong   Barkly West    
Ga-segonyana Bankhara-Bodulong, Kuruman, Mothibistad      
Kgatelopele (Danielskuil) Danielskuil, Lime Acres    
Koukamma Sanddrift, Kareedouw, Joubertina    
Sol Plaatje Kimberley, Ritchie
Umsobomvu   Colesberg, Norvalspont, Noupoort
Western Cape              
Berg River     Aurora, Eendekuil, Piketberg, Porterville, Redelinghuys, Velddrif    
Bitou     Keurboomstad, Krantshoek, Kurland, Kwanokuthula, Natures Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Wittedrift
Breedevalley     De Doorns, Rawsonville, Touws River, Worcester    
Cape Agulhas     Arniston, Bredasdorp, Elim, Klipdale, L’Agulhas, Napier, Protem, Struisbaai, Suiderstrand
Cape Town     Athlone, Atlantis, Belhar, Belville, Blackheath, Blouberg, Blue Downs, Brackenfell, Cape Point, Delft, Durbanville, Elsies River, Fish Hoek, Goodwood, Gordons Bay, Grassy Park, Guguletu, Hout Bay, Khayelitsha, Kommetjie, Kraaifontein, Kuils River, Langa, Macassar, Matroosfontein, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Mitchells Plain, Muizenberg, Noordhoek, Nyanga, Parrow, Philadelphia, Phillipi, Robben Island, Scarborough, Simons Town, Sir Lowry's Pass, Somerset West, Southern Suburbs, Strand, Tableview
Drakenstein     Gouda, Paarl, Saron, Wellington    
George     George, Haarlem, Herolds Bay, Uniondale, Victoria Bay, Wilderness
Kannaland     Ladismith Western Cape    
Knysna     Brenton, Brenton on Sea, Buffels Bay, Knoetzie, Knysna, Rheenendal, Sedgefield
Langeberg     Robertson, Bonnievale, McGregor, Motague and Ashton
Oudtshoorn     De Rust, Dysselsdorp, Oudtshoorn    
Stellenbosch     Franschhoek, Klapmuts, Pniel, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch Farms
Swellendam     Swellendam, Barrydale, Suurbraak, Buffeljagsrivier, Malagas, Infanta    
Witzenberg     Ceres, Die Dorp Op Die Berg, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Tulbagh, Wolseley 
Eskom and private utilities
A - C E - I     J - M     N - R     S  
Vendor prepaid electricity      Afhco Prepaid     EIC         Jagertech     PEC Meters     Sphere    
     BFW Metering     GEMS     KK Prepaid     Power Measurement     STSS    
     Blueberry Prepaid     Ideal Prepaid     Lightsend Electrical     Prepaid Meters      
    Broham Prepaid       LL Energy     Prepaid World      
  CitiQ Metering       Meter Man     Protea Metering      
       Meter Shack     RATCOM      
       Metro Prepaid     RECHARGER      
      MIDCITY Utilities        

Contact details

Call us on 0860 111 123
For Cellphone Banking, dial *120*2272#    

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