EPC offers “lights on scheme” for prepaid smart meters


The Electrical Power Corporation has activated its “lights on scheme” for all prepaid smart meter customers.

The Chief Executive Officer of EPC, Faumui Iese Toimoana told Radio Polynesia this initiative does not apply to the households that are using the old meter.

He explained during a phone interview there will be no disconnections for smart meter users when electricity credit runs out; however, they will continue on an IOU basis given the lockdown, and limited time for the public to top up their meters.

“After the lockdown, the customers are asked to come into the office to sign an agreement whether to deduct a certain amount each time they top up their meter.

The essence of the scheme is to assist the public in these trying times and mainly to avoid going to public places in crowds.

Adding that customers will be notified via text messages as usual once the smart meters credits are low and when the account has incurred an IOU.

Faumui also urged the public to utilise the services afforded by the network companies, such as Mycash app for Digicel users and M-tala for Vodafone; as well as the Talofa Voucher to purchase their power online.