Getting Electricity


The challenges required for a business to obtain a permanent electricity connection for a newly constructed warehouse are shown below. Included are the number of steps, time, and cost.

DB 2016 Rank 99 DB 2015 Rank 96 Change in Rank down-3
DB 2016 DTF (% points) 65.46 DB 2015 DTF (% points) 65.44 Change in DTF (% points) up0.02
Indicator Armenia Europe & Central Asia OECD

The number of procedures to obtain a permanent electricity connection. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company employees or the company’s main electrician with external parties.

Procedures (number)
4 5.7 4.8

The number of days to obtain a permanent electricity connection. The measure captures the median duration that the electricity utility and experts indicate is necessary in practice, rather than required by law, to complete a procedure.

Time (days)
180.0 118.5 77.7

The cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. Costs are recorded exclusive of value added tax.

Cost (% of income per capita)
87.3 440.2 65.1

The reliability of supply and transparency of tariffs index is calculated on the basis of the following six components: duration and frequency of power outages, tools to monitor power outages, tools to restore power supply, regulatory monitoring of utilities’ performance, financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages, and transparency and accessibility of tariffs.

Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
4.0 4.7 7.2
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Submit application to Electrical Networks of Armenia and await technical conditions 52 calendar days AMD 0
* 2 Await and receive site inspection by Electrical Networks of Armenia 1 calendar day AMD 0
3 Await completion of external works by Electrical Networks of Armenia 125 calendar days AMD 1,394,166.67
4 Sign supply contract and receive final connection 3 calendar days AMD 0
* Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.