Electricity supply vs Token supply: Which does BuyPower do?

Jan 31, 2024

If I had N100 for every time customers asked us why they haven’t had electricity supply, I’d probably be a billionaire right now 😂
Come to think of it, ‘Simbi the billionaire’ has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

The confusion is understandable though, seeing that BuyPower works closely with electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to ensure that you get your electricity token quickly from the convenience of your home.

So, what exactly does BuyPower do? Supply electricity to your houses or supply electricity tokens?

Short answer:
The short answer to this question is that BuyPower provides a means to purchase electricity tokens and does not supply electricity.

Long answer:
Understanding the power sector trio in Nigeria gives better insight into BuyPower’s role in getting electricity to you.

If you’d like to know more about electricity supply in Nigeria & where BuyPower fits in, you can read about the differences between transmission, distribution and power-generating companies here: https://blog.buypower.ng/understanding-the-differences-between-transmission-distribution-and-power-generating-companies-in-nigeria/

Previously, if you wanted to purchase electricity units for your business or home, you would need to go to your electricity distribution company’s office physically to make payment and get your token. That process required a significant amount of your time, especially if you meet a queue there and if your units got exhausted during the weekend, you’d have to wait till Monday when the office reopens.

BuyPower takes away all that stress and partners with your distribution company to provide you with a seamless experience to quickly buy your electricity token. You thereby gain control over your time, expenditure on electricity and power consumption.

BuyPower currently services all locations in Nigeria. So you can whip out your phone anywhere you are across the country, open the mobile app, or visit www.buypower.ng to get your electricity token quickly and conveniently.

Click here to learn about how to buy electricity using BuyPower: https://blog.buypower.ng/how-to-buy-electricity-online-on-the-new-buypower-app/


Now that you know that BuyPower only supplies electricity tokens for you to recharge your meters, you can use our website or mobile app to get it easily. If you ever have any issues, please reach out to our customer support team by sending an email to [email protected] or visit conversations.buypower.ng

If you have any challenges with power supply, transformers or any other similar issue in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your electricity distribution company so that they can fix such problems so that you have power supply.

Stay powered up with BuyPower.


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