Methodology

Sub Indicators
Scoring System
Existence
Is there an officially approved national electrification plan?
<= 5 yrs – 25 5 > X <= 10 yrs - 12.5, other - 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 to be periodically evaluated?
Yes - 25, No - 0
Public availability of electrification plan
Are the electrification plan and the updates publicly available?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Is there an electricity access target in the national electrification plan?
Yes - 50, 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 tracking get published?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Institutional set-up
Are there institution(s) responsible for carrying out the following functions:
Setting electrification strategy?
Yes -25, No - 0
Setting electrification milestones and deadlines?
Yes -25, No - 0
Coordinating generation, transmission, and distribution plans and their implementation?
Yes -25, No - 0
Reporting progress towards the defined energy access target/milestones with periodic reports?
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 and gender sensitivity
Does the plan specifically address the electricity access of female-headed households?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Does the plan include areas with informally settled people/groups?
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
Is there a connection fee? If Yes, answer subset questions
No - 100, if Yes, answer the subset questions
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, 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 minigrids legally allowed to operate in the country?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Are there programs which aim to develop minigrid systems or support the development of minigrids systems?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Legal framework for minigrids operation
Do the regulations clarify what will occur when the interconnected grid reaches a minigrid?
Yes - 25, No - 0
Can minigrids be owned and operated by private operators?
Yes - 25, No - 0
Are there clear licensing procedures for minigrid operators and consumers?
Yes - 25, No - 0
Do the regulations differ by size of minigrids?
Yes - 25, No - 0
Ability to charge cost-reflective tariffs
Are minigrid operators legally allowed to charge a cost-reflective tariff, even if it is different 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 - 25, No - 0
If yes, is there clear eligibility criteria for subsidies?
Yes - 8.3, No - 0 If value = 0, not answered. Score = 0
Are there legal restrictions that limit the prices standalone home system retailers or service providers can charge?
No - 33.3, Yes - 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 - 50, No - 0
Are there environmental regulations on the disposal of solar devices and standalone home system products or components?
Yes - 50, No - 0
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Cost of subsistence consumption in 2019, 2018 and 2017
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
If the percentage x is: X >= 10% - 0 5% < x < 10% - scale x >= 5% - 100
Affordability of the connection fee
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
X <= 12 months - 100 X between 12 and 36 months– scale 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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Scoring System
Publicly available 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
Publicly available 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
Publicly available 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 -- 0in between -- scale >= 1.2 - 25
Days payable outstanding
>180 -- 0in between -- scale <=90 - 25
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Tracking
Does the government track household level data on cooking solutions?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Is the data publicly available?
Yes - 50, No - 0
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 yes, does the plan currently in use allocate resources for implementation?
Yes - 33.3, No -0
Has the plan gone through public consultation?
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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Aspects of the plan
Does the plan include the goal of reaching universal access to clean cooking for the population targeted in the plan?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Does the plan take into account geographical and demographical considerations?
Yes - 12.5, No - 0
Does the plan include considerations and action items for involving women throughout the supply chain of clean cooking solutions?
Yes - 12.5, No - 0
Does the plan prioritize the most vulnerable consumers?
Yes - 12.5, No - 0
Does the plan incentivize transition to tier 3 and above cooking fuels and technologies?
Yes - 12.5, No - 0
Awareness strategy
Is there a targeted awareness raising strategy to drive adoption of clean cooking solutions?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Does the strategy take into account geographical and demographical considerations?
Yes - 12.5, No - 0
Does the strategy have targeted messages for both men and women?
Yes - 12.5, No - 0
Does the strategy include health aspects?
Yes - 12.5, No - 0
Does the strategy aim to involve local community organizations?
Yes - 12.5, 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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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
Are the standards mandatory, with a verification and enforcement procedure?
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 efficiency of clean cooking products?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Have labeling schemes been adopted on clean cooking products for emissions of clean cooking products?
Yes - 50, No - 0
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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?
Yes - 50, No - 0
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Legal framework for renewable energy
Does the legal framework allow private sector ownership of renewable energy generation?
Yes - 20, No - 0
Does an official renewable energy target exist?
Yes - 20, No - 0
Is the target legally in binding?
Yes - 20, No - 0
Is the RE target linked to international commitments (e.g. NDC or regional commitment)?
Yes - 20, No - 0
Is there a renewable energy action plan or strategy to attain the target?
Yes - 20, No - 0
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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 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 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 - 25,No - 0
Is there an institution responsible for tracking progress in renewable energy development?
Yes - 25,No - 0
Is there any periodic reporting mechanism for renewable energy progress?
Yes - 25,No - 0
Is there a mechanism for adjusting the plan based on reporting of renewable energy deployment?
Yes - 25,No - 0
Renewable energy in generation and transmission planning
Is generation and transmission planning integrated?
Yes - 20,No - 0
Is planning for dispatch included in the generation and transmission plan?
Yes - 20,No - 0
Does electricity generation planning include renewable energy development?
Yes - 20,No - 0
Is the generation plan based on a probabilistic approach?
Yes - 20,No - 0
Does the current transmission planning consider renewable energy scale-up?
Yes - 20,No - 0
Resource data and siting
Has the country carried out geospatial planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of the RE resource?
Yes - 50, No - 0
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 - 50, No - 0
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Financial and regulatory support for electricity
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 - 25, No - 0
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 - 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)?
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
Are there any policies to encourage the transport sector to adopt cleaner (biofuel, electric, hydrogen) powered modes of transportation?
Yes - 33.3, No - 0
Are specific financial support measures designed to encourage the use of any of the following non-fossil fuel powered modes of transportation?
Yes to 1 or more - 33.3, No to all - 0
Electric/hybrid vehicles, including 2/3 wheel vehicles
Biofuels
Hydrogen vehicles
Electrification of public transportation
Are specific regulatory measures designed to encourage the use of any of the following non-fossil fuel powered modes of transportation?
Yes to 1 or more - 33.3, No to all - 0
Electric/hybrid vehicles, including 2/3 wheel vehicles
Biofuels
Hydrogen vehicles
Electrification of public transportation
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 financial support measures designed to encourage the use of renewables in the heating and cooling sectors?
Yes - 33.3, No - 0
Are there specific regulatory measures designed to encourage the use of renewables in the heating and cooling sectors?
Yes - 33.3, No - 0
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Auctions
Is competition used to ensure large scale RE generation (projects>10MW) is cost competitive (e.g. through auctions for PPA's)? If so,
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?
Yes - 16.7, No - 0
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 of in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
Yes - 16.7, No - 0
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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
What is the type of the connection cost allocation policy (i.e. shallow/deep)?
Shallow - 20, Deep - 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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Creditworthiness
Payment risk mitigation
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)?
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?
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?
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?
Are the measurements reported to the regulatory body?
Yes - 25/2, No - 0
Are the measurements available to public?
Yes - 25/2, No - 0
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Is there GHG emissions coverage under any carbon pricing mechanism?
100% coverage - 50,<100%-scaled
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
Yes - 50, No - 0
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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 the roles listed below
For each role Yes – 50, No – 0 Sum and divide by the 6 roles
Setting EE strategy
Yes - 50, No - 0
Setting EE standards
Yes - 50, No - 0
Regulating EE activities of energy consumers
Yes - 50, No - 0
Certifying compliance with equipment EE standards
Yes - 50, No - 0
Certifying compliance with building EE standards
Yes - 50, No - 0
Selecting and/or approving third-party auditors tasked with certifying EE standards
Yes - 50, No - 0
Are energy efficiency programs developed based on market analysis with plans open to public consultation and periodic evaluation?
Yes - 25, No - 0
Are there professional certification/accreditation programs mandated for energy efficiency activities? Select all that apply
Yes to at least 1 - 25, No to all - 0
Energy auditing/energy management
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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Mandates for large consumers
Are there any of the following energy-efficiency mandates for large energy users?
Yes to 1 or more 33.3- , No to all - 0
Targets (e.g. kWh savings or lower energy intensity or carbon dioxide reductions, etc.)
Yes - 33.3 , No - 0
Mandatory audits
Yes - 33.3 , No - 0
Energy-management system (computer technologies to optimize energy use)
Yes - 33.3 , No - 0
Energy Manager in the facility
Yes - 33.3 , No - 0
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE programs for large energy users?
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 commercial and industrial consumers
Is there a program to publicly recognize end users who have achieved significant energy savings measures?
Yes - 25, No - 0
Are there awareness programs or publicized case study examples of significant energy savings measures?
Yes - 25, No - 0
Does the program offer technical assistance (from a government or independent entity) to end users to identify energy savings investment opportunities?
Yes - 25, No - 0
Is there an energy efficiency mandate or incentive program for SMEs?
Yes - 25, 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
Are there specific policies or mandated guidelines for public procurement of energy-efficient products and services on the following levels?
Yes on at least one level - 50, No to all - 0
National level
Yes - 50, No - 0
Region/state/province level
Yes - 50, No - 0
Municipal/city/county level
Yes - 50, No - 0
Are there guidelines or tools to help identify energy-efficient options for procurement (eg: EE calculators, technical specifications, product rating catalogues)?
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? Tick all applicable levels
Yes on at least one level - 100, No to all - 0
National level
Yes - 100, No - 0
Region/state/province level
Yes - 100, No - 0
Municipal/city/county level
Yes - 100, No - 0
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Utility EE Programs
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
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
Demand-side management/demand-response
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 any of the following mechanisms available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities:
Yes to at least 1 - 50, No to all - 0
Public budget financing
Yes - 50, No - 0
Consumer surcharge
Yes - 50, No - 0
Decoupling
Yes - 50, No - 0
Utility Consumer Pricing and Information
Are electricity tariffs cost-reflective?
Yes - 20, No - 0
Are any of the following time-of-use (TOU) rate structures applied to the residential sector, commercial services sector, and industrial sector?
For each sector Yes to 1 or more - 20, No to all - 0 Sum and divide by the 3 Sectors
Residential sector
Real-time pricing
Yes - 20, No - 0
Variable peak pricing
Yes - 20, No - 0
Critical peak pricing
Yes - 20, No - 0
Seasonal rate
Yes - 20, No - 0
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
Yes - 20, No - 0
Commercial services sector
Real-time pricing
Yes - 20, No - 0
Variable peak pricing
Yes - 20, No - 0
Critical peak pricing
Yes - 20, No - 0
Seasonal rate
Yes - 20, No - 0
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
Yes - 20, No - 0
Industrial sector
Real-time pricing
Yes - 20, No - 0
Variable peak pricing
Yes - 20, No - 0
Critical peak pricing
Yes - 20, No - 0
Seasonal rate
Yes - 20, No - 0
Peak-time rebates and/or time of day tariffs
Yes - 20, No - 0
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
Residential customers
Yes - 20, No - 0
Commercial customers
Yes - 20, No - 0
Industrial customers
Yes - 20, No - 0
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Residential customers
Yes - 20, No - 0
Commercial customers
Yes - 20, No - 0
Industrial customers
Yes - 20, No - 0
Which of the following charges do electricity customers pay in the commercial services sector and in the industrial sector?
Yes - 20, No - 0 Sum and divide by the 2 sectors
Commercial services sector
Demand (kW)
Yes - 20, No - 0
Reactive power (kVAr)
Yes - 20, No - 0
Industrial sector
Demand (kW)
Yes - 20, No - 0
Reactive power (kVAr)
Yes - 20, No - 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?
For each sector, Yes to 3 or more - 50 Yes to 1 or 2 - 25 No to all - 0 Average of the 3 sectors
Residential sector
Discounted "green" mortgages
On-bill financing/repayment
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
Green or energy efficiency bonds
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
Partial risk guarantees
Other
Commercial services sector
Discounted "green" mortgages
On-bill financing/repayment
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
Green or energy efficiency bonds
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
Partial risk guarantees
Other
Industrial sector
Discounted "green" mortgages
On-bill financing/repayment
Credit lines and/or revolving funds with banks for energy efficiency activities
Energy services agreements (pay-for-performance contracts)
Green or energy efficiency bonds
Vendor credit and/or leasing for energy efficiency activities
Partial risk guarantees
Other
How many financial and/or non-financial institutions offer financial products for energy efficiency investments in each sector?
For each sector, More than 3- 50 Between 1-3 - 40 None - 0 Average of the 3 sectors
Residential sector
Commercial sector
Industrial sector
Sub Indicators
Scoring System
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted for?
Refrigerators
Yes - 100, No - 0
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
Yes - 100, No - 0
Lighting equipment
Yes - 100, No - 0
Industrial electric motors
Yes - 100, No - 0
Other industrial equipment and/or domestic appliances
Yes - 100, No - 0
Light vehicles
Yes - 100, No - 0
Verification and penalties for non-compliance
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 compliance with standards 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 compliance with standards 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 compliance with standards 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 compliance with standards 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 and/or domestic appliances
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 compliance with standards 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 compliance with standards 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
Sub Indicators
Scoring System
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted for?
Refrigerators
Yes - 100, No - 0
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC)
Yes - 100, No - 0
Lighting equipment
Yes - 100, No - 0
Industrial electric motors
Yes - 100, No - 0
Other industrial equipment and/or domestic appliances
Yes - 100, No - 0
Transport vehicles
Yes - 100, No - 0
Mandatory vs voluntary labeling system
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
Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (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 and/or domestic appliances
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
Sub Indicators
Scoring System
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?
Residential sector
Yes - 25, No - 0
Commercial sector
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 residential and commercial sectors?
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?
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
Sub Indicators
Scoring System
Planning
Is there a national database or national reporting system to periodically track and report the following transport efficiency metrics:
Yes to 1 or more - 100, No to all - 0
Fuel per mile driven
Average distance traveled per vehicle
Distance traveled by public transit as a share of total passenger distance traveled
Vehicle miles traveled per capita
Other
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:
Yes to 1 or more - 50, No to all - 0
Regularly scheduled teleworking
Bicycle and/or other non-motorized schemes
Car sharing
Public transit subsidies for consumers
Congestion charges
Electric vehicle programs
Other
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:
Yes to 1 or more - 50, No to all - 0
Heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy standards (data already collected in Indicator 10 can be scored here)
Freight rail mandatory fuel economy standards or efficiency incentives
Energy efficiency procurement standards or incentives for municipal rail and bus fleets
Efficient fuel-switching mandate or incentive programs for commercial/ industrial vehicle fleets
Other
Is there a requirement for periodic reporting to verify compliance or prog- ress of the program(s)?
Yes - 50, No - 0
Sub Indicators
Scoring System
Carbon pricing and GHG emissions' monitoring & reporting
GHG emissions coverage under any carbon pricing mechanism
Yes - 50, No - 0
Monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place
Yes - 50, No - 0