63
Overall Score
Electricity Access
Clean Cooking
Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Income Group: Upper middle income
GNI Per Capita ($US): 6,130
Population: 10,528,391
Major Business City: Santo Domingo
SDG7 Tracking Data
Access to Electricity
(% of Population 2018, World Bank)
100
Access to Clean Cooking
(% of population 2018, World Health Organization)
89
Renewable Energy
(% of Total Final Energy Consumption 2017, IEA, UNSD)
17
Energy Intensity
(MJ per US$ PPP 2011, IEA, UNSD)
2
Country Profile

Indicators

Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Existence
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Is there an officially approved national electrification plan?
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Is the electrification plan developed based on demand assessment?
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Were there any public consultations while developing the plan?
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Is there a provision for the plan to be periodically evaluated?
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Public availability of electrification plan
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Are the electrification plan and the updates publicly available?
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Is there an electricity access target in the national electrification plan?
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Targets and implementation
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Is there a requirement for periodic progress reports tracking progress towards the defined energy access target?
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Does the tracking get published?
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Institutional set-up
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Are there institution(s) responsible for carrying out the following functions:
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Setting electrification strategy?
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Setting electrification milestones and deadlines?
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Coordinating generation, transmission, and distribution plans and their implementation?
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Reporting progress towards the defined energy access target/milestones with periodic reports?
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Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Service level target
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Does the plan target a service level (e.g., power availability, number of guaranteed hours of power supply, etc.)?
-
Inclusion of off-grid solutions
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Does the electrification plan include off-grid solutions (either/or both minigrids and standalone systems)?
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Inclusion of community and productive services
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Does the plan include productive uses (e.g. agricultural, commercial, and industrial activities)?
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Does the plan include community facilities (e.g. health centers, schools, administrative buildings)?
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Inclusion and gender sensitivity
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Does the plan specifically address the electricity access of female-headed households?
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Does the plan include areas with informally settled people/groups?
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Geospatial mapping
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Are there geospatial maps conveying the timeframe of planned grid extension?
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Are these geospatial maps made publicly available?
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Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Funding support for grid electrification
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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)?
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Are there capital subsidies paid to the utilities to provide distribution systems to rural areas/villages?
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Funding support for consumer connections
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Is there a connection fee? If Yes, answer subset questions
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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?
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Are there consumer financing mechanisms targeting specifically female headed households?
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Are there consumer financing mechanisms targeting low-income households?
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Standards of performance on quality of supply
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Does the government specify standards of performance on reliability (e.g. number of guaranteed hours per day, duration of the electricity, frequency of outages, etc.)?
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Is there a periodic reporting system in place to ensure standards compliance?
-
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Existence of national program
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Are minigrids legally allowed to operate in the country?
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Are there programs which aim to develop minigrid systems or support the development of minigrids systems?
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Are there national programs which aim to develop stand-alone systems or support the development of stand-alone systems?
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Legal framework for minigrids operation
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Do the regulations clarify what will occur when the interconnected grid reaches a minigrid?
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Can minigrids be owned and operated by private operators?
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Are there clear licensing procedures for minigrid operators and consumers?
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Do the regulations differ by size of minigrids?
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Ability to charge cost-reflective tariffs
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Are minigrid operators legally allowed to charge a cost-reflective tariff, even if it is different from the national tariff?
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Financial incentives
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Are there publicly funded mechanisms to secure viability gap funding for operators?
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Are there duty exemptions and/or capital subsidies for minigrid systems and/or individual components?
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Are there specific financing facilities (access to credit etc.) available to support operators?
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Are there duty exemptions and/or subsidies to support standalone home systems?
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If yes, is there clear eligibility criteria for subsidies?
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Are there legal restrictions that limit the prices standalone home system retailers or service providers can charge?
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Are there specific financing facilities available to support operators/consumers to develop/ purchase standalone home systems?
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Standards and quality
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Are there technical standards detailing the requirements for minigrids to connect the grid?
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Are technical standards made publicly available?
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Are there safety standards for minigrids (e.g. overcurrent protection, system control, etc.)?
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Are these safety standards made publicly available?
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Has the government adopted international quality standards for stand-alone systems?
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Are there environmental regulations on the disposal of solar devices and standalone home system products or components?
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Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Existence of national program
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Are minigrids legally allowed to operate in the country?
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Are there programs which aim to develop minigrid systems or support the development of minigrids systems?
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Are there national programs which aim to develop stand-alone systems or support the development of stand-alone systems?
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Financial incentives
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Are there publicly funded mechanisms to secure viability gap funding for operators?
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Are there duty exemptions and/or capital subsidies for minigrid systems and/or individual components?
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Are there specific financing facilities (access to credit etc.) available to support operators?
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Are there duty exemptions and/or subsidies to support standalone home systems?
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If yes, is there clear eligibility criteria for subsidies?
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Are there legal restrictions that limit the prices standalone home system retailers or service providers can charge?
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Are there specific financing facilities available to support operators/consumers to develop/ purchase standalone home systems?
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Standards and quality
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Are there technical standards detailing the requirements for minigrids to connect the grid?
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Are technical standards made publicly available?
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Are there safety standards for minigrids (e.g. overcurrent protection, system control, etc.)?
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Are these safety standards made publicly available?
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Has the government adopted international quality standards for stand-alone systems?
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Are there environmental regulations on the disposal of solar devices and standalone home system products or components?
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Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Cost of subsistence consumption in 2019, 2018 and 2017
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What is the cost per kWh that a residential consumer pays for the first 30 kWh of consumption per month? If there is a social/ lifeline/poverty tariff, please provide that tariff amount for 2019, 2018 and 2017
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Affordability of the connection fee
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What is the electricity connection fee for residential consumers? If there is a subsidy for consumers in the lowest income bracket, please provide the subsidized cost. Provide these details for 2019, 2018 and 2017
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Policy to support low-volume consumers
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Is there a mechanism to support low-volume consumers such as social or lifeline tariff?
-
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Publicly available financial statements
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Are the financial statements of the largest utility publicly available for each of the following?
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Generation
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Transmission
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Distribution
-
Retail sales
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If yes, are they audited by an independent auditor for each of the following?
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Generation
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Transmission
-
Distribution
-
Retail sales
-
Publicly available annual reports
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Are the following metrics published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
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Generation - Electricity available for sale to end-users
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Transmission - Transmission loss rate
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Distribution - Distribution loss rate
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Retail Sales - Bill collection rate
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Usage of outage recording system
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Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
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Publicly available reliability measurements
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Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
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Are the measurements reported to the regulatory body?
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Are the measurements available to public?
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Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Current ratio
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EBITDA margin
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Debt Service coverage ratio
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Days payable outstanding
-

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?
Existence of plan
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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 yes, does the plan currently in use allocate resources for implementation?
Has the plan gone through public consultation?
Institutional capacity
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Are there agencies dedicated to the following functions?
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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
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Does the plan include the goal of reaching universal access to clean cooking for the population targeted in the plan?
Does the plan take into account geographical and demographical considerations?
Does the plan include considerations and action items for involving women throughout the supply chain of clean cooking solutions?
Does the plan prioritize the most vulnerable consumers?
Does the plan incentivize transition to tier 3 and above cooking fuels and technologies?
Awareness strategy
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Is there a targeted awareness raising strategy to drive adoption of clean cooking solutions?
Does the strategy take into account geographical and demographical considerations?
Does the strategy have targeted messages for both men and women?
Does the strategy include health aspects?
Does the strategy aim to involve local community organizations?
Last mile distribution
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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
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Are there standards for the following aspects of clean cooking solutions
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Efficiency
Emissions
Safety
Monitoring and verification
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Are the standards mandatory, with a verification and enforcement procedure?
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
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Have labeling schemes been adopted on clean cooking products for efficiency of clean cooking products?
Have labeling schemes been adopted on clean cooking products for emissions of clean cooking products?
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Financing mechanisms
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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
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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?

Indicators

Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Legal framework for renewable energy
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Does the legal framework allow private sector ownership of renewable energy generation?
Yes
Does an official renewable energy target exist?
Yes
Is the target legally in binding?
Yes
Is the RE target linked to international commitments (e.g. NDC or regional commitment)?
Yes
Is there a renewable energy action plan or strategy to attain the target?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Electricity - targets and plans
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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
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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 transport?
Yes
Institutions and meeting targets
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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?
Yes
Renewable energy in generation and transmission planning
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Is generation and transmission planning integrated?
Yes
Is planning for dispatch included in the generation and transmission plan?
Yes
Does electricity generation planning include renewable energy development?
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
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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 practices by: i) being undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process; and ii) by making the outputs publicly available?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Financial and regulatory support for electricity
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Does the country offer long-term PPAs for renewable electricity production by large-scale producers(e.g. via. feed-in-tariffs, PPAs awarded through auctions etc.)
Yes
Does the country offer long-term PPAs for renewable electricity production by small-scale producers(e.g. via. feed-in-tariffs, PPAs 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)?
Yes
Electricity grid access and dispatch
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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
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Are there any policies to encourage the transport sector to adopt cleaner (biofuel, electric, hydrogen) powered modes of transportation?
Yes
Are specific financial support measures designed to encourage the use of any of the following non-fossil fuel powered modes of transportation?
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Electric/hybrid vehicles, including 2/3 wheel vehicles
Yes
Biofuels
Yes
Hydrogen vehicles
Yes
Electrification of public transportation
Yes
Are specific regulatory measures designed to encourage the use of any of the following non-fossil fuel powered modes of transportation?
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Electric/hybrid vehicles, including 2/3 wheel vehicles
No
Biofuels
No
Hydrogen vehicles
No
Electrification of public transportation
No
Financial and regulatory support for Heating and Cooling
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Are there any policies to encourage deployment of any renewable energy heating and cooling technologies?
No
Are there specific financial support measures designed to encourage the use of renewables in the heating and cooling sectors?
No
Are there specific regulatory measures designed to encourage the use of renewables in the heating and cooling sectors?
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Auctions
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Is competition used to ensure large scale RE generation (projects>10MW) is cost competitive (e.g. through auctions for PPA's)? If so,
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Is there a schedule for future bids/auctions available for investors?
No
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?
Yes
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?
No
Have auctions/bids met stated target for installations?
No
Fixed tariffs for small producers
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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?
No
Are tariffs indexed (in part of in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Connection and cost allocation
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Does the country have a grid code that clearly specifies connection procedures?
No
Do the connection procedures meet international best practices?
Yes
Does the grid code include measures or standards addressing variable renewable energy?
No
Are there rules defining the allocation of connection costs?
Yes
What is the type of the connection cost allocation policy (i.e. shallow/deep)?
Shallow
Network usage and pricing
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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?)
Yes
Renewable grid integration
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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)
No
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
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Payment risk mitigation
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If the counterparty is a special purpose entity, is it 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?
No
Utility Transparency and Monitoring
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Are the financial statements of the largest utility publicly available?
-
Generation
Yes
Transmission
Yes
Distribution
Yes
Retail sales
No
If yes, are they audited by an independent auditor?
-
Generation
Yes
Transmission
Yes
Distribution
Yes
Retail sales
No
Are the following metrics published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
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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?
-
Are the measurements reported to the regulatory body?
Yes
Are the measurements available to public?
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Is there GHG emissions coverage under any carbon pricing mechanism?
No
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
No

Indicators

Sub Indicators
Yes/No
National energy efficiency legislation/action planning
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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
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Are there targets defined for any of the following sectors?
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Residential sector
Yes
Commercial services sector
Yes
Transport sector
Yes
Industrial sector
Yes
Power sector
Yes
Scope of targets
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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
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Are there governmental and/or independent bodies that carry out the roles listed below
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Setting EE strategy
Yes
Setting EE standards
Yes
Regulating EE activities of energy consumers
No
Certifying compliance with equipment EE standards
No
Certifying compliance with building EE standards
No
Selecting and/or approving third-party auditors tasked with certifying EE standards
No
Are energy efficiency programs developed based on market analysis with plans open to public consultation and periodic evaluation?
No
Are there professional certification/accreditation programs mandated for energy efficiency activities? Select all that apply
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Energy auditing/energy management
No
Monitoring and verification of energy consumption/savings
No
Building energy efficiency construction/design
No
Other
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Mandates for large consumers
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Are there any of the following energy-efficiency mandates for large energy users?
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Targets (e.g. kWh savings or lower energy intensity or carbon dioxide reductions, etc.)
No
Mandatory audits
No
Energy-management system (computer technologies to optimize energy use)
No
Energy Manager in the facility
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE programs for large energy users?
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?
No
Incentives for commercial and industrial consumers
-
Is there a program to publicly recognize end users who have achieved significant energy savings measures?
No
Are there awareness programs or publicized case study examples of significant energy savings measures?
Yes
Does the program offer technical assistance (from a government or independent entity) to end users to identify energy savings investment opportunities?
No
Is there an energy efficiency mandate or incentive program for SMEs?
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Obligations for public infrastructure
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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
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Are there specific policies or mandated guidelines for public procurement of energy-efficient products and services on the following levels?
National level
Yes
Region/state/province level
Yes
Municipal/city/county level
No
Are there guidelines or tools to help identify energy-efficient options for procurement (eg: EE calculators, technical specifications, product rating catalogues)?
Yes
Ability to retain energy savings
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Do public budgeting regulations and practices allow public entities to retain energy savings at the following levels? Tick all applicable levels
National level
No
Region/state/province level
No
Municipal/city/county level
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Utility EE Programs
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Generation
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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
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
Demand-side management/demand-response
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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 any of the following mechanisms available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities:
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Public budget financing
No
Consumer surcharge
No
Decoupling
No
Utility Consumer Pricing and Information
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Are electricity tariffs cost-reflective?
No
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
No
Critical peak pricing
No
Seasonal rate
No
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
No
Commercial services sector
-
Real-time pricing
No
Variable peak pricing
No
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
No
Critical peak pricing
No
Seasonal rate
No
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
No
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
-
Residential customers
No
Commercial customers
No
Industrial customers
No
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
Which of the following charges do electricity customers pay in the commercial services sector and in the industrial sector?
Commercial services sector
-
Demand (kW)
Yes
Reactive power (kVAr)
Yes
Industrial sector
-
Demand (kW)
Yes
Reactive power (kVAr)
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Financing mechanisms available in each sector
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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
-
Discounted "green" mortgages
No
On-bill financing/repayment
No
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
No
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
No
Green or energy efficiency bonds
No
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
No
Partial risk guarantees
No
Other
No
Commercial services sector
-
Discounted "green" mortgages
No
On-bill financing/repayment
No
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Yes
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
No
Green or energy efficiency bonds
No
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
No
Partial risk guarantees
No
Other
No
Industrial sector
-
Discounted "green" mortgages
No
On-bill financing/repayment
No
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Yes
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
No
Green or energy efficiency bonds
No
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
No
Partial risk guarantees
No
Other
No
How many financial and/or non-financial institutions offer financial products for energy efficiency investments in each sector?
Residential sector
Yes
Commercial sector
Yes
Industrial sector
Yes
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted for?
-
Refrigerators
Yes
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
No
Lighting equipment
Yes
Industrial electric motors
No
Other industrial equipment and/or domestic appliances
No
Light vehicles
No
Verification and penalties for non-compliance
-
Refrigerators
-
Are the standards mandatory?
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
No
Is the verification of compliance with standards 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?
Yes
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
-
Are the standards mandatory?
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
No
Is the verification of compliance with standards 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
Lighting equipment
-
Are the standards mandatory?
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
No
Is the verification of compliance with standards 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
Industrial electric motors
-
Are the standards mandatory?
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
No
Is the verification of compliance with standards 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
Other industrial equipment and/or domestic appliances
-
Are the standards mandatory?
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
No
Is the verification of compliance with standards 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
Light vehicles
-
Are the standards mandatory?
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance with standards?
No
Is the verification of compliance with standards 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
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted for?
-
Refrigerators
Yes
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
No
Lighting equipment
Yes
Industrial electric motors
No
Other industrial equipment and/or domestic appliances
No
Transport vehicles
No
Mandatory vs voluntary labeling system
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Refrigerators
-
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
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
-
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
Lighting 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
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 and/or domestic appliances
-
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?
No
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?
No
Are there energy efficiency codes for new commercial buildings?
No
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?
-
Residential sector
No
Commercial sector
No
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?
No
Renovated buildings
-
Are renovated buildings required to meet a building energy code, in residential and commercial sectors?
-
Residential sector
No
Commercial sector
No
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?
-
Residential sector
No
Commercial sector
No
Building energy information
-
Is there a mandatory standardized rating or labeling system for the energy performance of existing buildings?
No
Are commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage at the point of sale or when leased?
No
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)?
No
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
No
Average distance traveled per vehicle
No
Distance traveled by public transit as a share of total passenger distance traveled
No
Vehicle miles traveled per capita
No
Other
No
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
No
Bicycle and/or other non-motorized schemes
No
Car sharing
No
Public transit subsidies for consumers
No
Congestion charges
No
Electric vehicle programs
Yes
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
No
Efficient fuel-switching mandate or incentive programs for commercial/ industrial vehicle fleets
Yes
Other
No
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance or prog- ress of the program(s)?
No
Sub Indicators
Yes/No
Carbon pricing and GHG emissions' monitoring & reporting
-
GHG emissions coverage under any carbon pricing mechanism
No
Monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place
No

Policy Framework

Planning
-Electrification Plan
Grid Electrification
novalueElectrification Budget
-Subsidies for utility
novalueConsumer financing or subsidies
novalueGovernment-mandated performance standards
Mini grids
-Mini-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
-National 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
-Quality 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
novalueEE 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
novaluePrimary legislation governing RE
novaluePrivate ownership of generation legally authorized
Planning
novalueRenewable 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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