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Existence
Is there an officially approved national electrification plan?
If yes since ≤ 5 yrs – 100 5 > X ≤ 10 yrs - 50, Other – 0
Public availability of electrification plan
Are the electrification plan and the updates publicly available?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Targets and implementation
Is there a requirement for periodic progress reports tracking progress towards the defined energy access target?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Does the reporting actually take place?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Institutions
Are there institution(s) responsible for carrying out the following functions
Setting electrification strategy
Yes – 25/4, No – 0
Setting electrification milestones and deadlines
Yes – 25/4, No – 0
Coordinating generation, transmission, and distribution plans and their implementation
Yes – 25/4, No – 0
Reporting progress towards the defined energy access target/milestones with periodic reports
Yes – 25/4, No – 0
Is the electrification plan developed based on demand assessment?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Were there any public consultations while developing the plan?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Is there a provision for the plan periodic evaluations?
Yes – 25, No – 0
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Service level target
Does the plan target a service level (e.g., power availability, number of guaranteed hours of power supply, etc.)?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Inclusion of off-grid solutions
Does the electrification plan include off-grid solutions (either/or both minigrids and standalone systems)?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Inclusion of community and productive services
Does the plan include productive uses (e.g. agricultural, commercial, and industrial activities)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Does the plan include community facilities (e.g. health centers, schools, administrative buildings)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Inclusion of informally settled people
Does the plan include areas with informally settled people/groups?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Gender Sensitivity
Does the plan specifically address the electricity access of female-headed households?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Does the plan set up a specific target on female-headed households' electrification?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Geospatial mapping
Are there geospatial maps conveying the timeframe of planned grid extension?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are these geospatial maps made publicly available?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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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)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are there capital subsidies paid to the utilities to provide distribution systems to rural areas/villages?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are there consumer financing mechanisms targeting specifically female headed households?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are there consumer financing mechanisms targeting low-income households?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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.)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a periodic reporting system in place to ensure standards compliance?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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Existence of national program
Are there programs which aim to develop minigrid systems or support the development of minigrids systems?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Do the regulations clarify what will occur when the interconnected grid reaches a minigrid?.
Yes – 50, No – 0
Legal framework for minigrids operation
Are minigrids legally allowed to operate in the country?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Can minigrids be owned and operated by private operators?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Do the regulations detail procedures for consumers to get connected to minigrids?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Do the regulations differ by size of minigrids?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Ability to charge cost-reflective tariffs
Are mini-grid operators legally allowed to charge a different tariff from the national tariff?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Financial incentives
Are there publicly funded mechanisms to secure viability gap funding for operators?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are there duty exemptions and/or capital subsidies for minigrid systems and/or individual components?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are there specific financing facilities (access to credit etc.) available to support operators?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Standards and quality
Are there technical standards detailing the requirements for minigrids to connect the grid?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are technical standards made publicly available?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there safety standards for minigrids (e.g. overcurrent protection, system control etc.)?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are these safety standards made publicly available?
Yes – 25, No – 0
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Existence of national program
Are there national programs which aim to develop stand-alone systems or support the development of stand-alone systems?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Financial incentives
Are there duty exemptions and/or subsidies to support standalone home systems?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are there legal restrictions that limit the prices standalone home system retailers or service providers can charge?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are there specific financing facilities available to support operators/consumers to develop/ purchase standalone home systems?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Standards and quality
Has the government adopted international quality standards for stand-alone systems?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Has the government adopted international testing methods or does it accept testing done in another country?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are there environmental regulations on the disposal of solar devices and standalone home system products or components?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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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?
If the percentage x is: X  10% - 0 5% < x < 10% - scaled within in yellow zone score X  5% - 100
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?
X  12 months - 100 X between 12 and 36 months– scaled within yellow zone score X  36 months – 0)
Policy to support low-volume consumers
Is there a mechanism to support low-volume consumers such as social or lifeline tariff?
Yes – 100, No – 0
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Public financial statements
Are the financial statements of the largest utility publicly available for each of the following
Generation
Yes – 12.5, No – 0
Transmission
Yes – 12.5, No – 0
Distribution
Yes – 12.5, No – 0
Retail sales
Yes – 12.5, No – 0
If yes, are they audited by an independent auditor for each of the following
Generation
Yes – 12.5, No – 0
Transmission
Yes – 12.5, No – 0
Distribution
Yes – 12.5, No – 0
Retail sales
Yes – 12.5, No – 0
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 – 25, No – 0
Transmission - Transmission loss rate
Yes – 25, No – 0
Distribution - Distribution loss rate
Yes – 25, No – 0
Retail Sales - Bill collection rate
Yes – 25, No – 0
Usage of outage recording system
Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Public reliability measurements
Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are the measurements reported to the regulatory body?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are the measurements available to public?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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Current ratio
<1 -- 0 in between -- scale >= 1.2 -- 25
EBITDA margin
<0 -- 0in between -- scale >= 15% -- 25
Debt Service coverage ratio
<1 -- 0 in between -- scale >= 1.2 – 25
Days payable outstanding
>180 -- 0 in between -- scale <=90 – 25
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National energy efficiency legislation/action planning
Is there legislation or a national action plan that aims to increase EE?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there an energy efficiency goal or target at the national level?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Sub-sectoral targets
Are there targets defined for any of the following sectors?
Residential sector
Yes – 20, No – 0
Commercial services sector
Yes – 20, No – 0
Transport sector
Yes – 20, No – 0
Industrial sector
Yes – 20, No – 0
Power sector
Yes – 20, No – 0
Scope of targets
Are targets derived from detailed analysis that is publicly available?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic progress reports tracking data related to the efficiency target(s)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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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 – 50/7, No – 0
Setting EE standards
Yes – 50/7, No – 0
Regulating EE activities of energy suppliers
Yes – 50/7, No – 0
Regulating EE activities of energy consumers
Yes – 50/7, No – 0
Certifying compliance with equipment EE standards
Yes – 50/7, No – 0
Certifying compliance with building EE standards
Yes – 50/7, No – 0
Selecting and/or approving third party auditors tasked with certifying EE standards
Yes – 50/7, No – 0
Are energy efficiency programs developed based on market analyses with plans open to public consultation and periodic evaluation?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there professional certification/accreditation programs mandated for any of the following energy efficiency activities
Energy auditing/energy management
Yes to at least 1 – 25, No to all – 0
Energy efficiency financing
Yes to at least 1 – 25, No to all – 0
Monitoring and verification of energy consumption/savings
Yes to at least 1 – 25, No to all – 0
Building energy efficiency construction/design
Yes to at least 1 – 25, No to all – 0
Other
Yes to at least 1 – 25, No to all – 0
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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?
Each sector: Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Residential customers
Commercial customers
Industrial customers
Quality of information in report
At what intervals do they receive these reports (times per year)?
≤1 month – 100 1-6 months – 75 6-12 months – 50 >12 months – 0 Divide by 3 sectors
Residential customers
Commercial customers
Industrial customers
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Each sector: Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Residential sector
Commercial sector
Industrial sector
Does the regulator track the utility’s compliance with laws for providing energy usage information to customers?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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 – 33.3, No – 0
Commercial customers
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Industrial customers
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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?
Each sector: Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Residential customers
Commercial customers
Industrial customers
Does the selected utility offer customers access real time feedback on energy usage (for either prepaid or post-paid systems)?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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 – 33.3, No – 0
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Electricity rate structure
What types of electricity rate structure do the residential, commercial services, and industrial customers face?
Residential customers
Flat fee (per connection)
Flat fee – 33.3 Declining block – 0 Constant block – 67 Increasing block – 100 If a country selects more than one option, the highest score is selected. Sum and divide by the 3 sectors
Constant (uniform) block rates
Declining block rates
Increasing block rates
Commercial customers
Flat fee (per connection)
Flat fee – 33.3 Declining block – 0 Constant block – 67 Increasing block – 100 If a country selects more than one option, the highest score is selected. Sum and divide by the 3 sectors
Constant (uniform) block rates
Declining block rates
Increasing block rates
Industrial customers
Flat fee (per connection)
Flat fee – 33.3 Declining block – 0 Constant block – 67 Increasing block – 100 If a country selects more than one option, the highest score is selected. Sum and divide by the 3 sectors
Constant (uniform) block rates
Declining block rates
Increasing block rates
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 – 33.3, No – 0
Demand (kW)
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Reactive power (kVAr)
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Industrial sector
Energy (kWh)
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Demand (kW)
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Reactive power (kVAr)
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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
For each sector Yes to at least 1 time of use tariff – 100 No to all – 0 Sum and divide by the 3 sectors
Variable peak pricing
Critical peak pricing
Seasonal rate
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
Commercial sector
Real-time pricing
For each sector Yes to at least 1 time of use tariff – 100 No to all – 0 Sum and divide by the 3 sectors
Variable peak pricing
Critical peak pricing
Seasonal rate
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
Industrial sector
Real-time pricing
For each sector Yes to at least 1 time of use tariff – 100 No to all – 0 Sum and divide by the 3 sectors
Variable peak pricing
Critical peak pricing
Seasonal rate
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
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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.)
Yes to 1 or more 33.3– , No to all – 0
Mandatory audits
Yes to 1 or more 33.3– , No to all – 0
Progress/tracking reports
Yes to 1 or more 33.3– , No to all – 0
Energy-management system (computer technologies to optimize energy use)
Yes to 1 or more 33.3– , No to all – 0
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with regulatory obligations for EE?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Is there a measurement and verification program in place?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Incentives for large consumers
Are energy efficiency incentives in place for large-scale users?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Small-medium size enterprises (SMEs)
Is there an energy efficiency mandate or incentive program for SMEs?
Yes – 100 No – 0
Performance recognition
Is there a program to publicly recognize end users that have achieved significant energy savings measures?
Yes – 33.3 No – 0
Are energy savings and/or financial savings publicized?
Yes – 33.3 No – 0
Does the program offer assistance (from a government or independent entity) to end users to identify energy savings investments opportunities?
Yes – 33.3 No – 0
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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 – 100, No – 0
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 – 100, No – 0
Public procurement of energy efficiency products
Is there a specific policy or mandated guidelines for public procurement of energy-efficient products and services?
Yes – 50 No to all – 0
Are procurement guidelines updated periodically to reflect technological advances and best practices in energy efficient products and services?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Ability to retain energy savings
Do public budgeting regulations and practices allow public entities to retain energy savings at the following levels?
Yes – 100 No to all – 0
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Mandates for utilities
Generation
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Transmission and distribution networks
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Demand-side management
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
Yes – 25, No – 0
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
Yes to 3 or more cost recovery mechanisms – 100 Yes to 2 or less – 50 No to all – 0
Compensation for revenue losses from EE activities via a tracking account
Yes to 3 or more cost recovery mechanisms – 100 Yes to 2 or less – 50 No to all – 0
Revolving funds and/or credit lines for EE activities
Yes to 3 or more cost recovery mechanisms – 100 Yes to 2 or less – 50 No to all – 0
Partial risk guarantees
Yes to 3 or more cost recovery mechanisms – 100 Yes to 2 or less – 50 No to all – 0
Program cost recovery
Yes to 3 or more cost recovery mechanisms – 100 Yes to 2 or less – 50 No to all – 0
On-bill financing/pre-payment
Yes to 3 or more cost recovery mechanisms – 100 Yes to 2 or less – 50 No to all – 0
Decoupling
Yes to 3 or more cost recovery mechanisms – 100 Yes to 2 or less – 50 No to all – 0
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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
For each sector, Yes to more 3 or more – 50 Yes to 1 or 2 – 25 No to all – 0 Average of the 3 sectors
Discounted “green” mortgages
On-bill financing
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Green or energy efficiency bonds
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
Partial risk guarantees
Commercial services sector
Tax incentives
For each sector, Yes to more 3 or more – 50 Yes to 1 or 2 – 25 No to all – 0 Average of the 3 sectors
Discounted “green” mortgages
On-bill financing
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Green or energy efficiency bonds
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
Partial risk guarantees
Industrial sector
Tax incentives
For each sector, Yes to more 3 or more – 50 Yes to 1 or 2 – 25 No to all – 0 Average of the 3 sectors
Discounted “green” mortgages
On-bill financing
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Green or energy efficiency bonds
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
Partial risk guarantees
How many financial and/or non-financial institutions offer financial products for energy efficiency investments in each sector?
Residential sector
None
More than 3 - 50 Between 1-3 - 40 None - 0
Between 3
-
More than 3
-
Commercial sector
None
More than 3 - 50 Between 1-3 - 40 None - 0
Between 3
-
More than 3
-
Industrial sector
None
More than 3 - 50 Between 1-3 - 40 None - 0
Between 3
-
More than 3
-
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Standards adopted
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted for the following product categories?
Refrigerators
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
Lighting equipment
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
Industrial electric motors
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
Other industrial equipment
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
Light vehicles (heavy duty transport vehicles were tracked but not included in the scoring)
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
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 – 20, No – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Lighting equipment
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Industrial electric motors
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Other industrial equipment
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Light vehicles
Are the standards mandatory?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is the verification of standards compliance carried out by a third party?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 20, No – 0
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Labeling schemes adopted
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted for?
Refrigerators
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
HVAC
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
Lighting equipment
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
Industrial electric motors
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
Other industrial equipment
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
Transport vehicles
Yes – 100/6, No – 0
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 – 50, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
Yes – 50, No – 0
HVAC
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Lighting equipment
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Industrial electric motors
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Other industrial equipment
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Transport vehicles
Are any of the above labeling schemes mandatory?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a periodic update of standards to reflect technological advances and changes in best practices for energy efficiency labels?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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New residential and commercial buildings
Are there energy efficiency codes for new residential buildings?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there energy efficiency codes for new commercial buildings?
Yes – 25, No – 0
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 – 25, No – 0
Commercial buildings
Yes – 25, No – 0
Compliance system
Is commission testing for energy efficiency required for final building acceptance documentation?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with building energy efficiency requirements?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is verification carried out by a third party?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Renovated buildings
Are renovated buildings required to meet a building energy code, in each sector
Residential sector
Yes – 25, No – 0
Commercial sector
Yes – 25, No – 0
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 – 25, No – 0
Commercial sector
Yes – 25, No – 0
Building energy information
Is there a mandatory standardized rating or labeling system for the energy performance of existing buildings?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage at the point of sale or when leased?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are large commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage annually?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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 – 100, No – 0
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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 to 1 or more – 100, No to all – 0
Average distance traveled per vehicle
Yes to 1 or more – 100, No to all – 0
Distance traveled by public transit as a share of total passenger distance traveled
Yes to 1 or more – 100, No to all – 0
Vehicle miles traveled per capita
Yes to 1 or more – 100, No to all – 0
Other
Yes to 1 or more – 100, No to all – 0
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 to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Bicycle and/or other non-motorized schemes
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Car sharing
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Public transit subsidies for consumers
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Congestion charges
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Electric vehicle programs
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Other
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance or progress of the program(s)?
Yes – 50, No, 0
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)
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Freight rail mandatory fuel economy standards or efficiency incentives
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Energy efficiency procurement standards or incentives for municipal rail and bus fleets
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Efficient fuel switching mandate or incentive programs for commercial/industrial vehicle fleets
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Other
Yes to 1 or more – 50, No to all – 0
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance or progress of the program(s)?
Yes – 50, No, 0
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Scoring System
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 – 50, No, 0
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
Yes – 50, No, 0
Sub Indicators
Scoring System
Primary legislation
Does a legal framework for renewable energy development exist?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Legal private ownership of generation
Does the legal framework allow private sector ownership of renewable energy generation?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Sub Indicators
Scoring System
Renewable energy targets and plans
Does an official renewable energy target exist?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Is the target legally binding?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Is the RE target linked to international commitments (eg. NDC or regional commitment)?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Is the target based on a transparent methodology?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Is there a renewable energy action plan or strategy to attain the target ?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Is there any provision for consultation with the public on the renewable plan?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Electricity- Targets and Plans
Is there an assessment of the role of renewables in electricity supply?
Yes – 50,No – 0
Is there a target for renewables in electricity?
Yes – 50,No – 0
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 – 50,No – 0
Is there a specific target for renewables for heating and cooling?
Yes – 50,No – 0
Transport- Targets and Plans
Is there an assessment of the potential role for renewables in transport including biofuels and electrification?
Yes – 50,No – 0
Is there a specific target for renewables in transport?
Yes – 50,No – 0
Institutions and Meeting Targets
Does the renewable plan or strategy estimate the amount of investment necessary to meet the RE target?
Yes – 20,No – 0
Is there an institution responsible for tracking progress in renewable energy development?
Yes – 20,No – 0
Is there any periodic reporting mechanism for renewable energy progress?
Yes – 20,No – 0
Is there a mechanism for adjusting the plan based on reporting of renewable energy deployment?
Yes – 20,No – 0
Is current policy environment conducive to renewable energy deployment?
Yes – 20,No – 0
Renewable energy in generation and transmission planning
Is generation and transmission planning integrated?
Yes – 25,No – 0
Is planning for dispatch included in the generation and transmission plan?
Yes – 25,No – 0
Is the generation plan based on a probabilistic approach?
Yes – 25,No – 0
Does the current transmission planning consider renewable energy scale-up?
Yes – 25,No – 0
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 – 33.33, No – 0
Has the country carried out geospatial planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of the RE resource?
Yes – 33.33, No – 0
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 – 33.33, No – 0
Sub Indicators
Scoring System
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 – 25, No – 0
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 – 25, No – 0
Does the government publish clear and practical guidance on what permissions are required to develop a RE electricity project?
Yes – 25, No – 0
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?)
Yes – 25, No – 0
Electricity Grid access and dispatch
Does the country provide prioritized access to the grid for RE?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Do RE projects receive priority in dispatch?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Are there provisions to compensate seller if offtake infrastructure is not built in time?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Are there mechanisms to compensate RE projects for lost generation due to certain curtailments after project commissioning?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is the compensation due because of curtailment actually given out.
Yes – 20, No – 0
Financial and regulatory support for Transport
Is there a biofuels blending mandate or other obligation to use biofuels?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there sustainability criteria which biofuels which contribute to the mandate must meet?
Yes – 25, No – 0
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.
Yes – 25, No – 0
Is there at least one scheme to encourage use of electric/hybrid vehicles? (e.g. Tax benefit to consumers and manufacturers, etc.)
Yes – 25, No – 0
Financial and regulatory support for Heating and Cooling
Are there any policies to encourage deployment of any renewable energy heating and cooling technologies?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are there specific measures (financial support or promotion) designed to encourage the use of renewables in the heating and cooling sectors?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are opportunities for renewable heat promoted alongside energy efficiency measures in buildings and/or industry?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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Scoring System
Auctions
Is competition used to ensure large scale RE generation (projects >10MW) is cost competitive (e.g. through auctions for PPA’s)?
Is there a schedule for future bids/auctions available for investors?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Is there a pre-qualification process to select bidders?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are tariffs indexed (in part or in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are there provisions to ensure full and timely project completion (e.g. bid-bonds, project milestones)
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are projects awarded through auctions/bids online/on track to be online on stated date?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Have auctions/bids met stated target for installations?
14.2 to 14.7 are scored
Fixed tariffs for small producers
Can small producers (residential, commercial rooftop PV,etc ) connect to the grid?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are contracts with fixed tariffs available for such producers?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Is there a schedule or clear rules (e.g. capacity based limits) for adjusting the tariff level over time?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are different tariffs available for different technologies and sizes of the generation plant?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Is there a mechanism to control the capacity built under each tariff?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are tariffs indexed (in part or in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
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Scoring System
Connection and cost allocation
Does the country have a grid code that clearly specifies connection procedures?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Do the connection procedures meet international best practices?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Does the grid code include measures or standards addressing variable renewable energy?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Are there rules defining the allocation of connection costs?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is the type of the connection cost allocation policy considered shallow (grid operator pays for connection costs)?
Yes – 20, No – 0
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 – 50, No – 0
Do the rules define the size and allocation of costs for use of the transmission and distribution system (e.g. wheeling charges, locational pricing?)
Yes – 50, No – 0
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 – 16.7, No - 0
Can renewable energy projects sell into balancing/ancillary services?
Yes – 16.7, No - 0
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 – 16.7, No - 0
Are there provisions in the power exchange rules that allow for plant forecasting? (only scored in countries with multiple balancing areas)
Yes – 16.7, No - 0
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 – 16.7, No - 0
Are dispatch operations being carried out in real time?
Yes – 16.7, No - 0
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Scoring System
Creditworthiness
Are the following financial ratios of the counterparty deemed creditworthy?
Current ratio
<1 -- 0 in between -- scale >= 1.2 – 25
EBITDA margin
<0 – 0 in between -- scale >= 15% -- 25
Debt service coverage ratio
<1 – 0 in between -- scale >= 1.2 – 25
Days payable outstanding
>180 – 0 in between -- scale <=90 -- 25
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)?
Yes- 50, No-0
Are standard PPAs bankable?
Yes- 50, No-0
Utility Transparency and Monitoring
Are the financial statements of the largest utility publicly available in the following categories?
Generation
Yes – 25/8, No - 0
Transmission
Yes – 25/8, No - 0
Distribution
Yes – 25/8, No - 0
Retail sales
Yes – 25/8, No - 0
If yes, are they audited by an independent auditor for the following categories of utilities?
Generation
Yes – 25/8, No - 0
Transmission
Yes – 25/8, No - 0
Distribution
Yes – 25/8, No - 0
Retail sales
Yes – 25/8, No - 0
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 – 25/4, No - 0
Transmission - Transmission loss rate
Yes – 25/4, No - 0
Distribution - Distribution loss rate
Yes – 25/4, No - 0
Retail Sales – Bill collection rate
Yes – 25/4, No - 0
Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
Yes – 25, No - 0
Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
Yes – 25/3, No - 0
Are the measurements reported to the regulatory body?
Yes – 25/3, No - 0
Are the measurements available to public?
Yes – 25/3, No - 0
Sub Indicators
Scoring System
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 – 50, No – 0
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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Scoring System
Tracking
Does the government track household level data on cooking solutions?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is the data publicly available?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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)?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Have consultations taken the gender of participants into account?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Institutional Capacity
Are there agencies dedicated to the following functions?
Setting clean cooking strategy/action plan
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Setting, monitoring and enforcing standards for clean cooking solutions
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Tracking access and adoption of clean cooking solutions
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
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Scoring System
Aspects of the plan
Does the plan take into account geographical and demographical considerations to prioritize the most vulnerable consumers?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Does the plan include considerations and action items for involving women throughout the supply chain of clean cooking solutions?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Awareness strategy
Is there a targeted awareness raising strategy to drive adoption of clean cooking solutions, such as any of the following
Training programs for new stove technologies
Yes to any – 50, No to all – 0
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?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Last mile distribution
Is there a last mile distribution strategy3 in place for cooking fuels?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a last mile distribution strategy in place for cooking technologies?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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Scoring System
Standards
Are there standards for the following aspects of clean cooking solutions
Efficiency
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Emissions
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Safety
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Monitoring and verification
Have the standards been adopted from external standards or developed domestically?
Is there a verification program in place for standards?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Does the program work with a standards testing facility or lab?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Does the stove testing facility or lab need to be accredited?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Have the standards been verified through field testing?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Labeling
Have labeling schemes been adopted on clean cooking products for the following
Efficiency
Yes – 50, No – 0
Emissions
Yes – 50, No – 0
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Scoring System
Financing mechanisms
Are there specific financing facilities available to support suppliers/consumers to develop/purchase clean cooking solutions?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are there specific financing or subsidy programs for clean cooking solutions targeted to low income consumers?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Supplier incentives
Are there duty exemptions, tax benefits, and/or subsidies to support clean cooking solutions?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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
Yes – 50, No – 0