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Denmark Download Profile (1691.4KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 5,676,002
GNI Per Capita (US$) 58,590
City covered Copenhagen



DB 2017 Rank



DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 3 2 down
84.87 84.85 down
Starting a Business 24 22 down
94.07 94.04 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 6 6
84.69 84.63 up
Getting Electricity 14 12 down
90.20 90.19 up
Registering Property 12 9 down
89.88 89.88
Getting Credit 32 29 down
70.00 70.00
Protecting Minority Investors 19 15 down
71.67 71.67
Paying Taxes 7 7
92.11 92.11
Trading across Borders 1 1
100.00 100.00
Enforcing Contracts 24 25 up
71.23 71.23
Resolving Insolvency 8 9 up
84.86 84.78 up

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Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 22.5
Name of utility Radius
City Copenhagen
Indicator Denmark OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 4 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 38 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 109.4 62.5
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) info_outline 7 7.5
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

    Submit application to Radius Elnet A/S and await conditions for connection

    Agency: Radius Elnet A/S

    In order to ensure that specific legal requirements are fulfilled, an electrical contractor authorized by the Danish Safety Technology Authority (DSTA) needs to be assigned to do the external works. The same contractor can also do the internal wiring.

    More information on the requirements and documentation needed to apply for certification with the DSTA can be found at: http://www.ciriusonline.dk/
    Information can also be found on the Authority website at: http://www.sik.dk/Global/English

    The authorized electrician submits an online application form to the utility, Radius Elnet A/S. The authorized electrician has an authorization number, which allows him to log on to the utility’s homepage and submit an online installation application form.
    For installations of more than 63 A (as in the assumed case), in addition to the form, the electrician needs to submit drawings of the meter and installations board, and a test protocol for the power transformers (if needed).

    The utility will assign a connection point to which the client’s electrician will need to connect the cable. The utility has exact maps of the site location and thus does not carry out an inspection of the site to determine the connection point. The utility will also estimate the connection and installation fees that the client will need to pay.

    13 calendar days DKK 0

    Await completion of external works by electrical subcontractor

    Agency: Authorized electrical contractor

    The authorized electrical contractor can start theirs works immediately after receiving the application form back and after the client has paid the invoice with the connection fees. Most electricians will be able to start within a few days.
    The authorized contractor will be in charge of the necessary ground work (layout of cables) to reach the connection point in the supply network, and the utility will be responsible for connection up to the supply network (installation of meter in the main switch-board).
    The electrical contractor will need to buy the main cable for the external works.
    If new private substations are needed for bigger building projects, the utility sends information to the customer after receiving the installation application form. In this case, the customer will need to bear the corresponding costs.

    16 calendar days DKK 197,062.05

    Obtain excavation permit from local authority

    Agency: Local Authority

    The authorized electrical contractor will need to obtain an excavation permit in order to dig in public land and lay out a cable.

    2 calendar days DKK 0

    Register works with Radius Elnet A/S and obtain meter installation and then electricity flow

    Agency: Radius Elnet A/S

    When the authorized contractor has completed the works up to the connection point, they will need to notify Radius Elnet A/S by registering the internal and external installations. The utility will come and install the meter and turn on electricity.

    7 calendar days DKK 195,156.52

  • Measure of quality
    Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
    Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3)
    System average interruption duration index (SAIDI) 0.42
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 0.36
    Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1)
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to monitor outages? Yes
    Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1)
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to restore service? Yes
    Regulatory monitoring (0-1)
    Does a regulator—that is, an entity separate from the utility—monitor the utility’s performance on reliability of supply? Yes
    Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1)
    Does the utility either pay compensation to customers or face fines by the regulator (or both) if outages exceed a certain cap? No
    Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1)
    Are effective tariffs available online? Yes
    Link to the website, if available online https://www.elpristavlen.dk/Elpristavlen/Soegeresultat.aspx?kwh=26880&postn...
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 22.5


    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.