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Getting Electricity in

Bangladesh

Below is a detailed summary of the procedures, time and cost required for a business to obtain an electricity connection for a newly constructed building in Bangladesh.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2016.

Compare Bangladesh to 189 other economies.

  • Measure of quality
    Answer
    Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) 0.0
    Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3)
    System average interruption duration index (SAIDI)
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI)
    Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1)
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to monitor outages?
    Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1) 0.0
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to restore service?
    Regulatory monitoring (0-1) 0.0
    Does a regulator—that is, an entity separate from the utility—monitor the utility’s performance on reliability of supply?
    Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1) 1.0
    Does the utility either pay compensation to customers or face fines by the regulator (or both) if outages exceed a certain cap?
    Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1) 0.0
    Are effective tariffs available online?
    Link to the website, if available online
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle?
    Answer
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 9.3

    Note:

    If the duration and frequency of outages is 100 or less, the economy is eligible to score on the Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index.

    If the duration and frequency of outages is not available, or is over 100, the economy is not eligible to score on the index.