How to Buy Electricity on Credit in Botswana

Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion of matter that has the property of electric charge. Electricity is related to magnetism, both being part of the phenomenon of electromagnetism, as described by Maxwell’s equations.

  • When your electricity power has been shut off due to low credit
  • Go to your electric meter box
  • Press 811 on the numeric keypad
  • press enter ⏎
  • You will be given emergency credit of at least P5.00

Reasons why you may need emergency electricity credit (kolota motlakase)

  1. Ideal or Poso electricity recharge systems are down
  2. Cell Phone used to buy electricity is off (no power)
  3. Physical electricity distribution outlets are closed
  4. No money for electricity in your bank account
  5. Far from the shops
  6. primary breadwinner (provider) is not available to buy electricity
  7. Do not know how to buy electricity with fnb

Eliminate the need for emergency electricity credit with these tips

You can save a lot of power and money and make your electricity last longer by following these steps below to eliminate the need for emergency electricity credit (kolota motlakase). Here are the strategies you can use below;

  • Turn off unnecessary lights that are not in use
  • Unplug appliances that are not in use
  • take shorter showers
  • Manage your geyser by switching it off when not in use, and reducing the temperature to 55°C or less.
  • Replace your bulbs with energy-saving LED bulbs
  • Run full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher
  • Invest in energy STAR appliances and electronics.
  • Save 6% on your bill by switching off your appliances at the wall.
  • Don’t set your fridge temperature colder than necessary: set your refrigerator between 2°C and 5°C and your freezer between -20°C and – 22°C

Buy these Appliances to save electricity

If you are looking to save electricity you can consider buying these appliances from the Skymart Marketplace to save electricity.

How do I buy electricity online at BPC?

​​​To register for online services ​​fill out the form below and visit the nearest BPC office​ for assistance. Provide certified identity documents.
The following services will be available post-registration;

  1. ​​Change your Customer Information.
  2. Apply for discontinuation of Services.
  3. Submit post-paid meter readings.

How do I buy prepaid electricity in Botswana?

How do I buy prepaid electricity:

  1. dial *145# and press send or (call)
  2. choose option 2 for “Orange Money Transactions”
  3. Enter your Orange Money secret code (PIN)
  4. Choose option 2 ‘Prepaid Services
  5. Choose option 3 for “Buy Motlakase”
  6. Please enter your BPC meter number.
  7. Enter the purchase amount, a minimum of P7.

How do I buy electricity from USSD?

First, what is the BuyPower USSD shortcode? The BuyPower USSD Shortcode is *402*00009548*amount#. This is a code you can dial on your phone, even if it is a feature phone, to buy electricity from the comfort of your home.