88
Overall Score
Electricity Access
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Clean Cooking
Region: OECD high income
Income Group: High income
GNI Per Capita ($US): 60,070
Population: 23,781,169
Major Business City: Sydney
SDG7 Tracking Scores
Access to Electricity
(% of Population)
100
Access to Clean Cooking
(% of Population)
100
Renewable Energy
(% of Total Final Energy Consumption)
9

Indicators

Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Existence
-
Is there an officially approved national electrification plan?
#N/A
Public availability of electrification plan
-
Are the electrification plan and the updates publicly available?
#N/A
Targets and implementation
-
Is there a requirement for periodic progress reports tracking progress towards the defined energy access target?
#N/A
Does the reporting actually take place?
#N/A
Institutions
-
Are there institution(s) responsible for carrying out the following functions
-
Setting electrification strategy
#N/A
Setting electrification milestones and deadlines
#N/A
Coordinating generation, transmission, and distribution plans and their implementation
#N/A
Reporting progress towards the defined energy access target/milestones with periodic reports
#N/A
Is the electrification plan developed based on demand assessment?
#N/A
Were there any public consultations while developing the plan?
#N/A
Is there a provision for the plan periodic evaluations?
#N/A
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Service level target
-
Does the plan target a service level (e.g., power availability, number of guaranteed hours of power supply, etc.)?
#N/A
Inclusion of off-grid solutions
-
Does the electrification plan include off-grid solutions (either/or both minigrids and standalone systems)?
#N/A
Inclusion of community and productive services
-
Does the plan include productive uses (e.g. agricultural, commercial, and industrial activities)?
#N/A
Does the plan include community facilities (e.g. health centers, schools, administrative buildings)?
#N/A
Inclusion of informally settled people
-
Does the plan include areas with informally settled people/groups?
#N/A
Gender Sensitivity
-
Does the plan specifically address the electricity access of female-headed households?
#N/A
Does the plan set up a specific target on female-headed households' electrification?
#N/A
Geospatial mapping
-
Are there geospatial maps conveying the timeframe of planned grid extension?
#N/A
Are these geospatial maps made publicly available?
#N/A
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Funding support for grid electrification
-
Does the government have a dedicated funding line or budget for electrification (e.g., funded national program, budget item, rural electrification fund to finance grid extension)?
#N/A
Are there capital subsidies paid to the utilities to provide distribution systems to rural areas/villages?
#N/A
Funding support for consumer connections
-
Are there consumer financing mechanisms (i.e. utility loans, on bill financing, micro-loans etc.) and/or direct subsidies available to support the payment of connection fees by consumers?
#N/A
Are there consumer financing mechanisms targeting specifically female headed households?
#N/A
Are there consumer financing mechanisms targeting low-income households?
#N/A
Standards of performance on quality of supply
-
Does the government specify standards of performance on reliability (e.g. number of guaranteed hours per day, duration of the electricity, frequency of outages, SAIDI, SAIFI etc.)?
#N/A
Is there a periodic reporting system in place to ensure standards compliance?
#N/A
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Existence of national program
-
Are there programs which aim to develop minigrid systems or support the development of minigrids systems?
#N/A
Do the regulations clarify what will occur when the interconnected grid reaches a minigrid?.
#N/A
Are there national programs which aim to develop stand-alone systems or support the development of stand-alone systems?
#N/A
Legal framework for minigrids operation
-
Are minigrids legally allowed to operate in the country?
#N/A
Can minigrids be owned and operated by private operators?
#N/A
Do the regulations detail procedures for consumers to get connected to minigrids?
#N/A
Do the regulations differ by size of minigrids?
#N/A
Ability to charge cost-reflective tariffs
-
Are mini-grid operators legally allowed to charge a different tariff from the national tariff?
#N/A
Financial incentives
-
Are there publicly funded mechanisms to secure viability gap funding for operators?
#N/A
Are there duty exemptions and/or capital subsidies for minigrid systems and/or individual components?
#N/A
Are there specific financing facilities (access to credit etc.) available to support operators?
#N/A
Are there duty exemptions and/or subsidies to support standalone home systems?
#N/A
Are there legal restrictions that limit the prices standalone home system retailers or service providers can charge?
#N/A
Are there specific financing facilities available to support operators/consumers to develop/ purchase standalone home systems?
#N/A
Standards and quality
-
Are there technical standards detailing the requirements for minigrids to connect the grid?
#N/A
Are technical standards made publicly available?
#N/A
Are there safety standards for minigrids (e.g. overcurrent protection, system control etc.)?
#N/A
Are these safety standards made publicly available?
#N/A
Has the government adopted international quality standards for stand-alone systems?
#N/A
Has the government adopted international testing methods or does it accept testing done in another country?
#N/A
Are there environmental regulations on the disposal of solar devices and standalone home system products or components?
#N/A
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Existence of national program
-
Are there programs which aim to develop minigrid systems or support the development of minigrids systems?
#N/A
Do the regulations clarify what will occur when the interconnected grid reaches a minigrid?.
#N/A
Are there national programs which aim to develop stand-alone systems or support the development of stand-alone systems?
#N/A
Financial incentives
-
Are there publicly funded mechanisms to secure viability gap funding for operators?
#N/A
Are there duty exemptions and/or capital subsidies for minigrid systems and/or individual components?
#N/A
Are there specific financing facilities (access to credit etc.) available to support operators?
#N/A
Are there duty exemptions and/or subsidies to support standalone home systems?
#N/A
Are there legal restrictions that limit the prices standalone home system retailers or service providers can charge?
#N/A
Are there specific financing facilities available to support operators/consumers to develop/ purchase standalone home systems?
#N/A
Standards and quality
-
Are there technical standards detailing the requirements for minigrids to connect the grid?
#N/A
Are technical standards made publicly available?
#N/A
Are there safety standards for minigrids (e.g. overcurrent protection, system control etc.)?
#N/A
Are these safety standards made publicly available?
#N/A
Has the government adopted international quality standards for stand-alone systems?
#N/A
Has the government adopted international testing methods or does it accept testing done in another country?
#N/A
Are there environmental regulations on the disposal of solar devices and standalone home system products or components?
#N/A
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Cost of subsistence consumption
-
What is the annual cost of subsistence consumption (30kWh/month) as a percentage of GNI per household of the bottom 20 percent income households of the population?
Affordability of the connection fee
-
How many months does it take for the consumer to pay the connection fee based on savings of the bottom 20 percent of population?
Policy to support low-volume consumers
-
Is there a mechanism to support low-volume consumers such as social or lifeline tariff?
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Public financial statements
-
Are the financial statements of the largest utility publicly available for each of the following
-
Generation
Yes
Transmission
Yes
Distribution
Yes
Retail sales
Yes
If yes, are they audited by an independent auditor for each of the following
-
Generation
Yes
Transmission
Yes
Distribution
Yes
Retail sales
Yes
Public annual reports
-
Are the following metrics published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
-
Generation - Electricity available for sale to end-users
Yes
Transmission - Transmission loss rate
Yes
Distribution - Distribution loss rate
Yes
Retail Sales - Bill collection rate
Yes
Usage of outage recording system
-
Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
Yes
Public reliability measurements
-
Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
Yes
Are the measurements reported to the regulatory body?
Yes
Are the measurements available to public?
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Current ratio
0.09
EBITDA margin
0.52
Debt Service coverage ratio
0.31
Days payable outstanding
79

Indicators

Sub Indicators
Yes/No
National energy efficiency legislation/action planning
-
Is there legislation or a national action plan that aims to increase EE?
Yes
Is there an energy efficiency goal or target at the national level?
Yes
Sub-sectoral targets
-
Are there targets defined for any of the following sectors?
-
Residential sector
Yes
Commercial services sector
Yes
Transport sector
Yes
Industrial sector
Yes
Power sector
Yes
Scope of targets
-
Are targets derived from detailed analysis that is publicly available?
Yes
Is there a requirement for periodic progress reports tracking data related to the efficiency target(s)?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Human Capital and Institutions
-
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies that carry out formulation and implementation of EE strategy, policy and regulation for each of the roles listed below
-
Setting EE strategy
Yes
Setting EE standards
Yes
Regulating EE activities of energy suppliers
No
Regulating EE activities of energy consumers
No
Certifying compliance with equipment EE standards
Yes
Certifying compliance with building EE standards
Yes
Selecting and/or approving third party auditors tasked with certifying EE standards
Yes
Are energy efficiency programs developed based on market analyses with plans open to public consultation and periodic evaluation?
Yes
Are there professional certification/accreditation programs mandated for any of the following energy efficiency activities
-
Energy auditing/energy management
No
Energy efficiency financing
No
Monitoring and verification of energy consumption/savings
No
Building energy efficiency construction/design
Yes
Other
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Reports on electricity usage
-
Is it mandatory for the selected utility to provide the following customers with reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means for residential customers, commercial services customers, and industrial customers?
Residential customers
Yes
Commercial customers
Yes
Industrial customers
Yes
Quality of information in report
-
At what intervals do they receive these reports (times per year)?
Residential customers
6
Commercial customers
Industrial customers
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Residential sector
Yes
Commercial sector
Yes
Industrial sector
Yes
Does the regulator track the utility’s compliance with laws for providing energy usage information to customers?
Yes
Comparison with other users
-
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
-
Residential customers
Yes
Commercial customers
No
Industrial customers
No
Information related to energy savings
-
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Residential customers
Yes
Commercial customers
Yes
Industrial customers
Yes
Does the selected utility offer customers access real time feedback on energy usage (for either prepaid or post-paid systems)?
Yes
Does the selected utility offer customers the ability to manage energy usage levels remotely (through apps or other technology mediums that can track real time usage)
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Electricity rate structure
-
What types of electricity rate structure do the residential, commercial services, and industrial customers face?
-
Residential customers
-
Flat fee (per connection)
No
Constant (uniform) block rates
Yes
Declining block rates
Yes
Increasing block rates
No
Commercial customers
-
Flat fee (per connection)
No
Constant (uniform) block rates
Yes
Declining block rates
No
Increasing block rates
Yes
Industrial customers
-
Flat fee (per connection)
No
Constant (uniform) block rates
Yes
Declining block rates
Yes
Increasing block rates
Yes
Demand charges (large customers)
-
Which of the following charges do electricity customers pay in the commercial services sector and industrial sector?
-
Commercial sector
-
Energy (kWh)
Yes
Demand (kW)
Yes
Reactive power (kVAr)
Yes
Industrial sector
-
Energy (kWh)
Yes
Demand (kW)
Yes
Reactive power (kVAr)
Yes
Time of use tariffs
-
Are any of the following time-of-use (TOU) rate structures applied to the residential sector, commercial services sector, and industrial sector?
-
Residential sector
-
Real-time pricing
No
Variable peak pricing
Yes
Critical peak pricing
No
Seasonal rate
No
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
No
Commercial sector
-
Real-time pricing
No
Variable peak pricing
Yes
Critical peak pricing
No
Seasonal rate
No
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
No
Industrial sector
Real-time pricing
No
Variable peak pricing
Yes
Critical peak pricing
No
Seasonal rate
No
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Mandates for large consumers
-
Are there any of the following energy-efficiency mandates for large energy users?
-
Targets (e.g. kWh savings or lower energy intensity or carbon dioxide reductions, etc.)
No
Mandatory audits
No
Progress/tracking reports
No
Energy-management system (computer technologies to optimize energy use)
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with regulatory obligations for EE?
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting of energy consumption in order to enforce and/or track progress of energy efficiency in large consumers’ facilities?
No
Is there a measurement and verification program in place?
Yes
Incentives for large consumers
-
Are energy efficiency incentives in place for large-scale users?
Yes
Small-medium size enterprises (SMEs)
-
Is there an energy efficiency mandate or incentive program for SMEs?
Yes
Performance recognition
-
Is there a program to publicly recognize end users that have achieved significant energy savings measures?
Yes
Are energy savings and/or financial savings publicized?
Yes
Does the program offer assistance (from a government or independent entity) to end users to identify energy savings investments opportunities?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Obligations for public infrastructure
-
Are there binding energy savings obligations for public buildings and/or other public facilities (may include water supply, wastewater services, municipal solid waste, street lighting, transportation, and heat supply) ?
Yes
Tracking and enforcement of obligations
-
Is there a reporting mechanism to track and enforce energy savings in public sector facilities (either in-house or by a third party)?
Yes
Public procurement of energy efficiency products
-
Is there a specific policy or mandated guidelines for public procurement of energy-efficient products and services?
Yes
Are procurement guidelines updated periodically to reflect technological advances and best practices in energy efficient products and services?
Yes
Ability to retain energy savings
-
Do public budgeting regulations and practices allow public entities to retain energy savings at the following levels?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Mandates for utilities
-
Generation
-
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
No
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
No
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
No
Transmission and distribution networks
-
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
No
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
No
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
No
Demand-side management
-
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
Yes
Cost recovery mechanisms for utilities
-
Are any of the following mechanisms available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities in the residential, commercial, and/or industrial sectors
-
Public budget financing
No
Compensation for revenue losses from EE activities via a tracking account
No
Revolving funds and/or credit lines for EE activities
No
Partial risk guarantees
No
Program cost recovery
Yes
On-bill financing/pre-payment
No
Decoupling
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Financing mechanisms available in each sector
-
Are any of the following financing mechanisms for energy efficiency activities available in the (R) residential sector, (C) commercial services sector, and (I) industrial sector?
-
Residential sector
-
Tax incentives
No
Discounted “green” mortgages
Yes
On-bill financing
No
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
No
Green or energy efficiency bonds
No
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
No
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
No
Partial risk guarantees
No
Commercial services sector
-
Tax incentives
No
Discounted “green” mortgages
No
On-bill financing
Yes
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Yes
Green or energy efficiency bonds
Yes
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
Yes
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
No
Partial risk guarantees
No
Industrial sector
-
Tax incentives
No
Discounted “green” mortgages
No
On-bill financing
No
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Yes
Green or energy efficiency bonds
Yes
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
Yes
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
No
Partial risk guarantees
No
How many financial and/or non-financial institutions offer financial products for energy efficiency investments in each sector?
-
Residential sector
-
None
Between 3
-
More than 3
-
Commercial sector
-
None
Between 3
-
More than 3
-
Industrial sector
-
None
Between 3
-
More than 3
-
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Standards adopted
-
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted for the following product categories?
-
Refrigerators
Yes
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
Yes
Lighting equipment
Yes
Industrial electric motors
Yes
Other industrial equipment
Yes
Light vehicles (heavy duty transport vehicles were tracked but not included in the scoring)
No
Verification and penalties for non-compliance
-
Are there verification programs that include the following components for each product category
-
Refrigerators
-
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
-
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Lighting equipment
-
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Industrial electric motors
-
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Other industrial equipment
-
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Light vehicles
-
Are the standards mandatory?
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
No
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Labeling schemes adopted
-
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted for?
-
Refrigerators
Yes
HVAC
Yes
Lighting equipment
Yes
Industrial electric motors
No
Other industrial equipment
No
Transport vehicles
Yes
Mandatory vs voluntary labeling system
-
Do the labeling schemes have the following components for each product category
-
Refrigerators
-
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
Yes
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
Yes
HVAC
-
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
Yes
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
Yes
Lighting equipment
-
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
Yes
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
No
Industrial electric motors
-
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
No
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
No
Other industrial equipment
-
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
No
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
No
Transport vehicles
-
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
Yes
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
New residential and commercial buildings
-
Are there energy efficiency codes for new residential buildings?
Yes
Are there energy efficiency codes for new commercial buildings?
Yes
Are the building energy efficiency standards required to be updated on a regular basis to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for building energy efficiency in each sector
-
Residential buildings
Yes
Commercial buildings
Yes
Compliance system
-
Is commission testing for energy efficiency required for final building acceptance documentation?
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with building energy efficiency requirements?
No
Is verification carried out by a third party?
Yes
Renovated buildings
-
Are renovated buildings required to meet a building energy code, in each sector
-
Residential sector
Yes
Commercial sector
Yes
Are the building energy efficiency standards required to be updated on a regular basis to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for building energy efficiency in each sector
-
Residential sector
Yes
Commercial sector
Yes
Building energy information
-
Is there a mandatory standardized rating or labeling system for the energy performance of existing buildings?
Yes
Are commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage at the point of sale or when leased?
Yes
Are large commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage annually?
No
Building energy efficiency incentives
-
Are there mandates or targets for new building stocks to achieve high quality energy efficiency certifications, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) (e.g. percentage of new building stocks that must be LEED certified)?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Planning
-
Is there a national database or national reporting system to periodically track and report the following transport efficiency metrics
-
Fuel per mile driven
Yes
Average distance traveled per vehicle
Yes
Distance traveled by public transit as a share of total passenger distance traveled
Yes
Vehicle miles traveled per capita
Yes
Other
Yes
Private transport
-
Are there any mandate or incentive programs that support reduction of transport demands or shifts to more energy efficient modes of transport for personal use, such as
-
Regularly scheduled teleworking
Yes
Bicycle and/or other non-motorized schemes
Yes
Car sharing
Yes
Public transit subsidies for consumers
Yes
Congestion charges
Yes
Electric vehicle programs
No
Other
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance or progress of the program(s)?
No
Commercial and/or industrial transport
-
Are there any mandate or incentive programs that support reduction of transport demands or shifts to more energy efficient modes of transport for commercial and/or industrial use, such as
-
Heavy duty vehicle fuel economy standards (data already collected in Indicator 10 can be scored here)
No
Freight rail mandatory fuel economy standards or efficiency incentives
No
Energy efficiency procurement standards or incentives for municipal rail and bus fleets
Yes
Efficient fuel switching mandate or incentive programs for commercial/industrial vehicle fleets
Yes
Other
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance or progress of the program(s)?
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Is there a carbon pricing mechanism (eg: carbon tax, emissions trading scheme) implemented in the country, covering part or all of the country's greenhouse gas emissions?
Yes
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
Yes

Indicators

Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Primary legislation
-
Does a legal framework for renewable energy development exist?
Yes
Legal private ownership of generation
-
Does the legal framework allow private sector ownership of renewable energy generation?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Renewable energy targets and plans
-
Does an official renewable energy target exist?
Yes
Is the target legally binding?
Yes
Is the RE target linked to international commitments (eg. NDC or regional commitment)?
No
Is the target based on a transparent methodology?
Yes
Is there a renewable energy action plan or strategy to attain the target ?
Yes
Is there any provision for consultation with the public on the renewable plan?
Yes
Electricity- Targets and Plans
-
Is there an assessment of the role of renewables in electricity supply?
Yes
Is there a target for renewables in electricity?
Yes
Heating and Cooling- Targets and Plans
-
Is there an assessment of the needs for heating and cooling in buildings and industry in the country and of how renewables can contribute?
Yes
Is there a specific target for renewables for heating and cooling?
No
Transport- Targets and Plans
-
Is there an assessment of the potential role for renewables in transport including biofuels and electrification?
Yes
Is there a specific target for renewables in transport?
No
Institutions and Meeting Targets
-
Does the renewable plan or strategy estimate the amount of investment necessary to meet the RE target?
No
Is there an institution responsible for tracking progress in renewable energy development?
Yes
Is there any periodic reporting mechanism for renewable energy progress?
Yes
Is there a mechanism for adjusting the plan based on reporting of renewable energy deployment?
No
Is current policy environment conducive to renewable energy deployment?
Yes
Renewable energy in generation and transmission planning
-
Is generation and transmission planning integrated?
Yes
Is planning for dispatch included in the generation and transmission plan?
Yes
Is the generation plan based on a probabilistic approach?
Yes
Does the current transmission planning consider renewable energy scale-up?
Yes
Resource data and siting
-
Does the government endorse and use the solar/wind resource maps and data applicable to their country that are available through the Global Solar Atlas / Global Wind Atlas, or have they published some other solar/wind resource map that conforms to best practice in the last five years?
Yes
Has the country carried out geospatial planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of the RE resource?
Yes
Has the geospatial planning or zoning guidance been carried out according to best practice by: i) being undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process; and ii) by making the outputs publically available?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Financial and regulatory support for electricity
-
Does the country offer long term PPA’s for renewable electricity production for large scale producers(e.g. via. feed-in-tariffs, PPA’s awarded through auctions etc.)
Yes
Does the country offer long term PPA’s for renewable electricity production for small scale producers(e.g. via. feed-in-tariffs, PPA’s awarded through auctions etc.)
Yes
Does the government publish clear and practical guidance on what permissions are required to develop a RE electricity project?
Yes
Does the government offer other direct fiscal incentives for renewable electricity (e.g. capital subsidies, grants or rebates, investment tax credits, tax reductions, production tax credits, FITs for large producers?)
No
Electricity Grid access and dispatch
-
Does the country provide prioritized access to the grid for RE?
No
Do RE projects receive priority in dispatch?
Yes
Are there provisions to compensate seller if offtake infrastructure is not built in time?
No
Are there mechanisms to compensate RE projects for lost generation due to certain curtailments after project commissioning?
No
Is the compensation due because of curtailment actually given out.
No
Financial and regulatory support for Transport
-
Is there a biofuels blending mandate or other obligation to use biofuels?
Yes
Are there sustainability criteria which biofuels which contribute to the mandate must meet?
Yes
If there is a plan for producing biofuels in the country, has this included an assessment of sustainability impacts (e.g. against the GBEP Sustainability indicators) including an assessment of impacts on food security.
No
Is there at least one scheme to encourage use of electric/hybrid vehicles? (e.g. Tax benefit to consumers and manufacturers, etc.)
No
Financial and regulatory support for Heating and Cooling
-
Are there any policies to encourage deployment of any renewable energy heating and cooling technologies?
Yes
Are there specific measures (financial support or promotion) designed to encourage the use of renewables in the heating and cooling sectors?
Yes
Are opportunities for renewable heat promoted alongside energy efficiency measures in buildings and/or industry?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Auctions
-
Is competition used to ensure large scale RE generation (projects >10MW) is cost competitive (e.g. through auctions for PPA’s)?
Yes
Is there a schedule for future bids/auctions available for investors?
Yes
Is there a pre-qualification process to select bidders?
No
Are tariffs indexed (in part or in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
No
Are there provisions to ensure full and timely project completion (e.g. bid-bonds, project milestones)
Yes
Are projects awarded through auctions/bids online/on track to be online on stated date?
Yes
Have auctions/bids met stated target for installations?
Yes
Fixed tariffs for small producers
-
Can small producers (residential, commercial rooftop PV,etc ) connect to the grid?
Yes
Are contracts with fixed tariffs available for such producers?
Yes
Is there a schedule or clear rules (e.g. capacity based limits) for adjusting the tariff level over time?
Yes
Are different tariffs available for different technologies and sizes of the generation plant?
No
Is there a mechanism to control the capacity built under each tariff?
Yes
Are tariffs indexed (in part or in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Connection and cost allocation
-
Does the country have a grid code that clearly specifies connection procedures?
Yes
Do the connection procedures meet international best practices?
Yes
Does the grid code include measures or standards addressing variable renewable energy?
Yes
Are there rules defining the allocation of connection costs?
Yes
Is the type of the connection cost allocation policy considered shallow (grid operator pays for connection costs)?
No
Network usage and pricing
-
Are there rules that allow electricity customers to purchase power directly from a third party (i.e. an entity other than the designated utility in a service area)?
Yes
Do the rules define the size and allocation of costs for use of the transmission and distribution system (e.g. wheeling charges, locational pricing?)
No
Renewable grid integration
-
Does the country carry out regular assessments of the flexibility of the electricity grid and the issues relating to renewables integration?
Yes
Can renewable energy projects sell into balancing/ancillary services?
Yes
Are there rules for exchanging power between balancing areas that penalize variable renewable energy, e.g. through imbalance penalties? (only scored in countries with multiple balancing areas)
Yes
Are there provisions in the power exchange rules that allow for plant forecasting? (only scored in countries with multiple balancing areas)
Yes
Does the country integrate high quality forecasting for any variable RE resources (either through subscription service or provided by national agencies) into their dispatch operations?
Yes
Are dispatch operations being carried out in real time?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Creditworthiness
-
Are the following financial ratios of the counterparty deemed creditworthy?
-
Current ratio
No
EBITDA margin
Yes
Debt service coverage ratio
No
Days payable outstanding
Yes
Payment risk mitigation
-
Is the counterparty underwritten by a government guarantee or are there other mechanisms to ensure credit worthiness (e.g. through a letter of credit, escrow account, payment guarantee, or other)?
No
Are standard PPAs bankable?
Yes
Utility Transparency and Monitoring
-
Are the financial statements of the largest utility publicly available in the following categories?
-
Generation
Yes
Transmission
Yes
Distribution
Yes
Retail sales
Yes
If yes, are they audited by an independent auditor for the following categories of utilities?
-
Generation
Yes
Transmission
Yes
Distribution
Yes
Retail sales
Yes
Are the following metrics published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
-
Generation - Electricity available for sale to end-users
Yes
Transmission - Transmission loss rate
Yes
Distribution - Distribution loss rate
Yes
Retail Sales – Bill collection rate
Yes
Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
Yes
Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
Yes
Are the measurements reported to the regulatory body?
Yes
Are the measurements available to public?
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Is there a carbon pricing mechanism (eg: carbon tax, emissions trading scheme) implemented in the country, covering part or all of the country's greenhouse gas emissions?
Yes
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
Yes

Indicators

Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Tracking
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Does the government track household level data on cooking solutions?
Is the data publicly available?
Is the data gender disaggregated?
Existence of plan
-
Is there a national or regional plan to scale up access to clean cooking solutions, or is access to clean cooking solutions covered as a part of any other government plan (regardless of the sector)?
If not, is there a draft plan that has been prepared but not yet been approved?
If yes, when was the latest national plan officially approved?
Has the plan gone through public consultation?
Have consultations taken the gender of participants into account?
Institutional Capacity
-
Are there agencies dedicated to the following functions?
-
Setting clean cooking strategy/action plan
Setting, monitoring and enforcing standards for clean cooking solutions
Tracking access and adoption of clean cooking solutions
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Aspects of the plan
-
Does the plan take into account geographical and demographical considerations to prioritize the most vulnerable consumers?
Does the plan include considerations and action items for involving women throughout the supply chain of clean cooking solutions?
Awareness strategy
-
Is there a targeted awareness raising strategy to drive adoption of clean cooking solutions, such as any of the following
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Training programs for new stove technologies
Cooking competitions with stove technologies
Nationally-sponsored educational campaigns for new stove technologies
Private sector advertising campaigns for new stove technologies
Partnerships with CSOs and community-based organizations
Other
Details of other program
Does the awareness strategy include targeted messages to both men and women?
Last mile distribution
-
Is there a last mile distribution strategy3 in place for cooking fuels?
Is there a last mile distribution strategy in place for cooking technologies?
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Standards
-
Are there standards for the following aspects of clean cooking solutions
-
Efficiency
Emissions
Safety
Monitoring and verification
-
Have the standards been adopted from external standards or developed domestically?
Is there a verification program in place for standards?
Does the program work with a standards testing facility or lab?
Does the stove testing facility or lab need to be accredited?
Have the standards been verified through field testing?
Labeling
-
Have labeling schemes been adopted on clean cooking products for the following
-
Efficiency
Emissions
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Financing mechanisms
-
Are there specific financing facilities available to support suppliers/consumers to develop/purchase clean cooking solutions?
Are there specific financing or subsidy programs for clean cooking solutions targeted to low income consumers?
Supplier incentives
-
Are there duty exemptions, tax benefits, and/or subsidies to support clean cooking solutions?
Are there programs for commercial entities to invest in efficient, low-emission stoves? (time stamping) Please indicate the year in which each program was first made available

Policy Framework

Planning
#N/AElectrification Plan
Grid Electrification
#N/AElectrification Budget
#N/ASubsidies for utility
novalueConsumer financing or subsidies
novalueGovernment-mandated performance standards
Mini grids
novalueMini-grids legally allowed
novalueAllowed to charge flexible tariffs
novalueRegulations/standards covering interconnection with main electricity grid
novalueMini Grids: Subsidies: whole system
novalueMini Grids: Subsidies: generators
novalueMini Grids: Subsidies: storage
novalueMini Grids: Subsidies: distribution
novalueMini Grids: Subsidies: other
novalueMini Grids: duty exemptions: whole system
novalueMini Grids: duty exemptions: generators
novalueMini Grids: duty exemptions: storage
novalueMini Grids: duty exemptions: distribution
novalueMini Grids: duty exemptions: other
novalueTechnical standards publicly available
novalueGovernment certifications: installers
novalueGovernment certifications: equipment
Stand-alone systems regulations and incentives
#N/ANational support programs
novalueSubsidies: whole system
novalueSubsidies: solar modules
novalueSubsidies: other
novalueduty exemptions: whole system
novalueduty exemptions: solar modules
novalueduty exemptions: other
novalueFinancing mechanisms: for operators
novalueFinancing mechanisms: for consumers
#N/AQuality standards
Affordability
novalueSupport for low-volume consumers

Policy Framework

National Plans
YesEE legislation or action plan
novalueNational EE target: overall
novalueNational EE target: residential
novalueNational EE target: commercial
novalueNational EE target: industrial
novalueNational EE target: power sector
Customer billing and pricing
novalueReport electricity consumption to consumers: residential
novalueReport electricity consumption to consumers: commercial
novalueReport electricity consumption to consumers: indusdrial
novalueReport electricity price to consumers: residential
novalueReport electricity price to consumers: commercial
novalueReport electricity price to consumers: industrial
novalueTime of use pricing: residential
novalueTime of use pricing: commercial
novalueTime of use pricing: industrial
Large consumers
novalueMandatory energy usage tracking
novalueEE requirements: consumption tracking
novalueEE requirements: targets
novalueEE requirements: energy audits
novalueEE requirements: other
novalueEE incentives: financial incentives
novalueEE incentives: tax incentives
novalueEE incentives: other
Public entities
novalueEE obligations for public facilities
YesEE public procurement requirements
Utilities
novalueMandates: generation
novalueMandates: T&D
novalueMandates: DSM
Standards and labeling
novalueEE standards: refrigerators
novalueEE standards: air conditioning
novalueEE standards: lighting
novalueEE standards: industrial electric motors
novalueEE standards: other industrial equipment
novalueEE standards: vehicles
novalueEE labels: refrigerators
novalueEE labels: air conditioning
novalueEE labels: lighting
novalueEE labels: industrial electric motors
novalueEE labels: other industrial equipment
novalueEE labels: vehicles
Building codes and incentives
novalueEE building codes: residential
novalueEE building codes: commercial

Policy Framework

Legal Framework
YesPrimary legislation governing RE
novaluePrivate ownership of generation legally authorized
Planning
YesRenewable energy target: overall
novalueRenewable energy target: biomass
novalueRenewable energy target: geothermal
novalueRenewable energy target: hydropower
novalueRenewable energy target: solar
novalueRenewable energy target: wind
novalueRenewable energy strategy
novalueGeneration plan including RE
novalueTransmission plan including RE
novalueVariable RE integration study complete
novalueResource maps: Biomass
novalueResource maps: Geothermal
novalueResource maps: Hydro
novalueResource maps: Solar
novalueResource maps: Wind
Incentives and Regulatory Support
novalueGeneration support scheme: feed-in tariff
novalueGeneration support scheme: competitive bidding
novalueGeneration support scheme: other
novalueFiscal incentives
YesPriority dispatch
Network connection and access
novalueConnection cost rules
YesThird party use of system
novalueGrid code covering RE

Policy Framework

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