Once your prepayment meter has been installed and we’ve sent you your free energy key or card, EDF Energy prepayment couldn’t be easier. See our guide on how to use your prepayment meter.
How it works
Top up your prepayment card or key at a PayPoint, Payzone outlet or at your nearest Post Office. Remember to keep your receipt as proof of purchase and if it carries a ‘Credit Failed’ message ask the retailer to check why your card or key hasn’t been credited. Depending on where you live, you can top up any amount from £1 to £49 in a single transaction. You can do multiple top-ups to the value of £250.
Once you’ve topped up, put your charged card or key into your prepayment meter. It will only work in your meter and will show you how much money you have left, how much energy you’ve used and what your current meter reading is.
Remember: never buy credit from a door-step seller – it’s illegal.
Where to charge your energy card or key
Always top-up from recognised PayPoint, Payzone outlets or Post Office. Hand in your card or key and pay for the amount you want to credit. Remember to keep your receipt as proof of purchase and if it carries a ‘Credit Failed’ message ask the retailer to investigate why your card or key hasn’t been credited.
Never purchase credit from a door-step seller – it’s illegal. We are aware of individuals posing as door-step sellers, selling prepayment credit for approximately half the price of the amount of electricity offered. However, this credit is illegal and is not authorised by EDF Energy. Any customer identified as having bought illegal credit will still be liable to their energy company for the full credit value – in effect paying twice, once to the unauthorised salesperson and then the full amount again to the supplier. Only the unauthorised door-step seller will benefit.
If you can’t charge your energy card or key
If you can’t get to a PayPoint, Payzone outlet or Post Office and your meter runs low (listen for the warning bleep sound) you can use emergency credit by putting your card or key into the meter. If you have problems charging your card or key don’t wait until your energy fails – get in touch with us on 0333 200 5110. We’re here Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm.
Only use emergency credit if you really have to. If your electricity supply goes off, make sure you switch off all electrical equipment before you recharge your meter. If you run out of credit on your gas supply, switch off all gas appliances and follow the instructions and prompts on your gas meter.
Lost or damaged energy cards or keys
If you lose or damage your electric card or key, simply get in touch with us we’ll replace it free of charge. If you need a second replacement we may charge you.