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5 Steps on How to apply for electricity online in Kenya? KPLC Self-Care Portal Requirements

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Learning how to apply for electricity online in Kenya is crucial in making sure that your application is processed speedily and installation done within a short span. We have prepared a simple guide to help you submit your KPLC grid connection request with ease.

The previously cumbersome procedure of applying for power is now simplified on the internet.

How to apply for electricity online in Kenya?

The Kenya Power and Lighting Company runs a self-service portal where customers can conveniently apply for electricity connections and access other services.

Here are the 6 mandatory requirements for individuals seeking electricity connection in the country.

  1. Copy of the PIN certificate.
  2. ID or Passport photocopies (PDF, MS Word).
  3. Photocopy of the route sketch map leading to the premise
  4. Wiring certificates
  5. Supply contract form
  6. Consent from the property owner

Listed below are 6 requirements for Corporations seeking electricity connection.

  1. A soft copy of the certificate of registration
  2. A soft copy of the route sketch map leading to the premise
  3. Copy of the PIN certificate.
  4. A scaled site plan for industries etc.
  5. A signed supply contract form
  6. A duly signed wiring certificates

How to Apply for Electricity Connection in Kenya

Domestic Customers Application Procedure applied to customers seeking power lines below 25KVA.

Here is the application procedure;

  • Access the KPLC self-service portal https://selfservice.kplc.co.ke and click on New Supply Application
  • Fill out the provided KPLC application form, and specify ‘single-phase or third-phase’
  • Submit all the required documents to receive an instant application reference number
  • You will receive a quotation based on your specifications in your inquiry
  • Thereafter, you will obtain the necessary consent to lay electricity supply lines and metering within set timelines

How much does it cost to apply for electricity in Kenya?

Distance from existing power connection, connection type (Single Phase or Third Phase), power requirements, and number of meters needed.

Here is a breakdown of the costs you may expect.

TypeCost
Single phaseKsh. 34,980
Three phaseKsh. 49,080

Households near transformers better called last mile connectivity will only need to pay Ksh. 15,000 for KPLC power installation.

Initiate the online application after checking through KPLC requirements and ensuring compliance with the terms of service.

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