Scoring

Sub Indicators

Is there an officially approved national electrification plan?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Are the electrification plan and the updates publicly available?
Yes – 100, No – 0
When was the last update of the electrification plan?
≤ 5 yrs - 100, other – 0
Is there an institution responsible for tracking progress of the plan?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a timeframe defined in the electrification plan?
Yes – 100, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Does the plan target a service level (e.g., power availability, number of guaranteed hours of power supply, etc.)?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Does the electrification plan include both grid and off-grid?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Does the plan include community facilities?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Does the plan include productive use?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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

Sub Indicators

Is there a legal framework on new connections for informally settled people?
No scored question
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
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 – 100, No – 0
Does the government specify standards of performance on reliability along with new connections (e.g., number of guaranteed hours per day, etc.)?
Yes – 100, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Are minigrids legally allowed to operate in the country?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Can minigrids be owned and operated by private operators?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Do regulations clarify what will occur when the interconnected grid reaches a mini-grid?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Do the regulations detail procedures for consumers to get connected to minigrids?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Do the regulations differ by size of minigrids?
Yes – 20, No – 0
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Are there publicly funded mechanisms to secure viability gap funding for operators?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are there technical standards detailing the requirements for minigrids to connect the grid?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are technical standards made publicly available?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are there safety standards for minigrids?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are these safety standards made publicly available?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Does the government implement certification programs for minigrid installers?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Does the government provide or endorse certification programs for one or more components or equipment required for minigrids?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Are there national programs which aim to develop stand-alone systems or support the development of stand-alone systems?
Yes – 100, 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 stand-alone home systems?
Yes – 33,3, No – 0
Has the government adopted international quality standards for stand-alone systems?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Has the government adopted international testing methods?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Does the regulation accept testing done elsewhere/in another country (vs in-country testing required)?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Is there a governmental certified program for solar equipment installers?
Yes – 20, No – 0
Are there environmental regulations on the disposal of solar devices and standalone home system products or components?
Yes – 20, No – 0

Sub Indicators

What is the annual cost of subsistence consumption (30kWh/month) as a percentage of GNI per household of bottom 20 percent of population?
Click for moreIf the percentage x is: X >= 10% - 0 ; 5% < x < 10% - scale ; x <= 5% - 100
Is there a mechanism to support low-volume consumers such as cross-subsidization, social or lifeline tariff?
Yes – 100, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Are the financial statements of the largest generation company publicly available?
Yes - 25/8, No - 0
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company publicly available?
Yes - 25/8, No - 0
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company publicly available?
Yes - 25/8, No - 0
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company publicly available?
Yes - 25/8, No - 0
Are the financial statements of the largest generation company audited?
Yes - 25/8, No - 0
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company audited?
Yes - 25/8, No - 0
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company audited?
Yes - 25/8, No - 0
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company audited?
Yes - 25/8, No - 0
Is the transmission loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes - 25/4, No - 0
Is the distribution loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes - 25/4, No - 0
Is the bill collection rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes - 25/4, No - 0
Is the amount of electricity available for sale to end-users published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
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

Current ratio (working capital ratio) of selected utility
Click for more<1 - 0, in between -- scale, >= 1.2 - 25
EBITDA margin of selected utility
Click for more<0 - 0, in between - scale, >= 15% -- 25
Debt service coverage ratio of selected utility
Click for more<1 - 0, in between -- scale, >= 1.2 - 25
Days payable outstanding of selected utility
Click for more>180 - 0, in between - scale, <=90 - 25

Sub Indicators

Is there legislation or a national action plan that aims to increase EE?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there an energy efficiency goal or target at the national level?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a target for the residential sector?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Is there a commercial servcies sector target?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Is there an industrial sector target?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Is there a power sector target?
Yes – 25, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to setting EE strategy?
Yes – 100/7, No – 0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to setting EE standards?
Yes – 100/7, No – 0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to regulating EE activities of energy suppliers?
Yes – 100/7, No – 0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to regulating EE activities of energy consumers?
Yes – 100/7, No – 0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to certifying compliance with equipment EE standards?
Yes – 100/7, No – 0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to certifying compliance with building EE standards?
Yes – 100/7, No – 0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to selecting and/or approving third party auditors tasked with certifying EE standards?
Yes – 100/7, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Residential customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Commercial customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Industrial customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Residential customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
Click for more≤1 month – 100 1-6 months – 75 6-12 months – 50 >12 months – 0 Divide by 3
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Commercial customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
Click for more≤1 month – 100 1-6 months – 75 6-12 months – 50 >12 months – 0 Divide by 3
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Industrial customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
Click for more≤1 month – 100 1-6 months – 75 6-12 months – 50 >12 months – 0 Divide by 3
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Does the regulator track utilites' compliance with laws for providing energy usage information to customers?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Residential customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Commercial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Industrial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Residential customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Commercial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Industrial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
All customers
Can customers access real time feedback on energy usage (for either prepaid or post-paid systems)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Do customers have the ability to manage energy usage levels remotely (through apps or other technology mediums that can track real time usage?
Yes – 50, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Residential customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
Flat fee – 33.3
Are customers charged constant block rates?
Constant block – 67
Are customers charged declining block rates?
Declining block – 0
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
Click for moreIncreasing block – 100 If a country selects more than one option, the highest score is selected.
Commercial customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
Flat fee – 33.3
Are customers charged constant block rates?
Constant block – 67
Are customers charged declining block rates?
Declining block – 0
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
Click for moreIncreasing block – 100 If a country selects more than one option, the highest score is selected.
Industrial customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
Flat fee – 33.3
Are customers charged constant block rates?
Constant block – 67
Are customers charged declining block rates?
Declining block – 0
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
Click for moreIncreasing block – 100 If a country selects more than one option, the highest score is selected.
Commercial customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Industrial customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
For each sector Yes to at least 1 time of use tariff – 100 No to all – 0 Sum and divide by the 3 sectors

Sub Indicators

Is it required for the consumption and/or savings of large-scale energy users to be tracked and documented on a regular basis?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are efficiency targets mandated for large consumers?
Click for moreYes to 1 or more 33.3– , No to all –
Are energy audits mandated for large consumers?
Click for moreYes to 1 or more 33.3– , No to all –
Are energy efficiency progress reports mandated for large consumers?
Click for moreYes to 1 or more 33.3– , No to all –
Are energy-management systems mandated for large consumers?
Click for moreYes to 1 or more 33.3– , No to all –
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with regulatory obligations for large consumers?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is there a measurement and verification program in place?
Yes – 16.7, No – 0
Are there financial incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a program to publicly recognize large-scale 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 large-scale users to identify energy savings investments opportunities?
Yes – 33.3 No – 0

Sub Indicators

Are there binding energy savings obligations for public buildings?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are energy savings from efficiency activities at public buildings tracked (either in-house or by a third party)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are there binding energy savings obligations for other public facilities (may include water supply, wastewater services, municipal solid waste, street lighting, transportation, and heat supply)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are energy savings from efficiency activities at other public facilities tracked?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a specific policy or mandated guidelines for public procurement of energy-efficient products and services?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Do public budgeting regulations and practices allow public entities to retain energy savings?
Yes – 100, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
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
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
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
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Yes to 3 or more cost recovery mechanisms – 100 Yes to 2 or less – 50 No to all – 0 Sum and divide by the 3 sectors

Sub Indicators

For each sector, Yes to 3 or more financing mechanisms – 100 Yes to 1 or 2 financing mechanisms – 50 No to all – 0 Sum and divide by the 3 sectors

Sub Indicators

Refrigerators
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Air conditioners
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Lighting equipment
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Industrial electric motors
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Other industrial equipment
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Light duty vehicles
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Heavy duty vehicles
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Refrigerators
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Air conditioners
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Lighting equipment
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Industrial electric motors
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Other industrial equipment
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Light duty vehicles
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Heavy duty vehicles
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes – 100, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Are there energy efficiency codes for new residential buildings?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are there energy efficiency codes for new commercial buildings?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a system to ensure compliance with building energy efficiency codes?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are renovated residential buildings required to meet a building energy codee?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Are renovated commercial buildings required to meet a building energy code?
Yes – 50, No – 0
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
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

Sub Indicators

For any carbon pricing mechanism (e.g. carbon tax, emission trading system), what is the portion of national GHG emissions covered)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
Yes – 50, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Does a legal framework for renewable energy development exist?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is private sector ownership of renewable energy generation legally authorized?
Yes – 100, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Does an official renewable energy target exist?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Does a renewable energy action plan or strategy to attain the target exist?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Does the plan or startegy define the amount of investment necessary to meet the RE target?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Is there an institution responsible for tracking progress in renewable energy development?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Does an electricity generation plan that includes renewable energy development exist?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is the expansion plan based on a probabilistic approach?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Does the current transmission planning consider renewable energy scale-up?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Has the country conducted a variable renewable energy integration study?
Yes – 50, No – 0
For this sub-indicator, each technology is only counted if the country has a specific target in place or a high level of resources* For each counted question: Yes – 25, No – 0 *according to IRENA country profiles

Sub Indicators

Is there at least one scheme to support renewable energy per unit of electricity generated? (e.g., feed-in tariff, competitive bidding/auction, mandates, generation premiums, production tax credits)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Does the government offer other direct fiscal incentives for renewable energy (e.g. capital subsidies, grants or rebates, investment tax credits, tax reductions?)
Yes – 50, No – 0
Does the country provide prioritized access to the grid for RE?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Do RE projects receive priority in dispatch?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there provisions to compensate seller if offtake infrastructure is not built in time?
Yes – 25, No – 0
Are there mechanisms to compensate RE projects for lost generation due to certain curtailments after project commissioning?
Yes – 25, No – 0

Sub Indicators

Is the market entry mechanism for private RE projects defined? (e.g. 1st come 1st served; tenders)
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are projects subject to development timelines or milestones?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are tariffs indexed (in part or in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Yes – 100/number of relevant incentives* in place, No – 0. If no relevant incentives in place, sub-indicator not scored *Only applies to policy-specific questions, e.g. if only FiT exists, only the first two questions are averaged
Yes – 100, No – 0 If no relevant incentives** in place, sub-indicator not scored. **Feed-in tariff, competitive bidding, or renewable energy mandate

Sub Indicators

Are there rules defining the allocation of connection costs?
Yes – 50, No – 0
What is the type of the connection cost allocation policy (i.e. shallow/deep)?
Shallow – 50, Deep – 0
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 transmission and distribution wheeling charges? (e.g., wheeling charges, locational pricing?)
Yes – 50, No – 0
Does the country have a grid code that includes measures or standards addressing variable renewable energy?
Yes – 33.3, No – 0
Are there rules for exchanging power between balancing areas that penalize variable renewable energy (e.g. through imbalance penalties)?
Click for moreYes – 33.3, No – 0* *questions 14.2-3 only scored in countries with multiple balancing areas
Are there provisions in the power exchange rules that allow for plant forecasting?
Click for moreYes – 33.3, No – 0* *questions 14.2-3 only scored in countries with multiple balancing areas

Sub Indicators

Does the government offer or allow backing of utility payments (e.g. through a letter of credit, escrow account, payment guarantee, or other)?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Are the following metrics published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Is the transmission loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes – 25/8, No – 0
Is the distribution loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes – 25/8, No – 0
Is the bill collection rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes – 25/8, No – 0
Is the amount of electricity available for sale to end-users published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes – 25/8, No – 0
Monitoring Reliability
Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
Yes – 100, No – 0
Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Current ratio (working capital ratio) of selected utility
Click for more<1 -- 0 in between -- scale >= 1.2 – 25
Debt Service Coverage Ratio of selected utility
Click for more<1 -- 0 in between -- scale >= 1.2 -- 25
Days payable outstanding of selected utility
Click for more>180 -- 0 in between -- scale <=90 -- 25
EBITDA margin of selected utility
Click for more<0 -- 0 in between -- scale >= 15% -- 25

Sub Indicators

For any carbon pricing mechanism (e.g. carbon tax, emission trading system), what is the portion of national GHG emissions covered)?
Yes – 50, No – 0
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
Yes – 50, No – 0