How to Know Your Tariff Band on

Electricity Bills Nov 04, 2021

Five years ago, you may not have bothered about your tariff band or what it means. However, since the implementation of a new tariff plan in 2020, finding out your Tariff Band category is essential in helping you budget and plan around your electricity usage.

In this post, I’ll be explaining what a Tariff Band is, why it’s important as well as how you can check for your electricity tariff band on

What is a Tariff Band and Why is it Important?

The Tariff plan is a service reflective structure mandated by the National Electricity Regulation Commission. This new tariff style ensures that Nigerians are charged for electricity based on the quality and duration of electricity received.

Your tariff band is a category that tells your distribution company how many hours of electricity you receive in a day. Here’s an image explaining the details of each Band.

Now since Band A, B, and C users use more than 50kwH every month and a minimum of 12 hours per day, they’ve experienced an increase in their electricity cost. While on the other hand, Band D and E users haven’t experienced an increase in their electricity cost.

Your tariff band is important because it allows you to understand how much electricity you consume in a month and just how many hours you should expect electricity for in a day.

How to Check Your Tariff on

If you have a Buypower account and you’ve been purchasing electricity through this account, you can identify the tariff band for every meter associated with that account.

Ready to get started? Simply follow these four steps below;

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on “transaction history”
  3. Under any transaction, click on ‘order details’
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and view the tariff band under ‘meter category’

It’s that simple.

Please note that if you purchase electricity for different meters, they might be under different tariff bands. And so, you have to check under each transaction to be sure of what specific band a particular meter falls under.

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