Dominica

Getting Electricity in

Dominica

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 Dominica.

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  • STANDARDIZED CONNECTION

  • Name of utility: Dominica Electricity Services Ltd. (DOMLEC)
  • City: Roseau
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 The client obtains inspection of internal wiring and electrical certificate from the electrical division of the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Ports
Agency: Electrical division of the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Ports

The electrical division of the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Ports, a government agency, inspects the internal wiring, upon which inspection its electrical division issues an electrical certificate. The purpose of the document is to certify that the wiring was done according to the standards.

In the past, Dominica followed the UK standards. Since March 2007, it is using EU standards. To get the certificate, the customer must submit an application with the specification of the electricity needs. The electrical division then sends their inspectors who perform 3 tests. The certificate is issued if all tests results are ok. If the building does not pass the inspection, a new one is conducted and the process is repeated until the tests are passed. Inspections are scheduled on a district basis.
12 calendar days XCD 100
2 The client applies for electricity connection and awaits estimate of connection fees from Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC)
Agency: Dominica Electricity Services Ltd. (DOMLEC)

The client will need to apply for an electricity connection with Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC).
21 calendar days XCD 0
* 3 The client receives external inspection from Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC)
Agency: Dominica Electricity Services Ltd. (DOMLEC)

Few days after the application date, the electricity company, Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC) comes and inspects the location to assess the cost and feasibility of connection.
1 calendar day XCD 0
4 The client obtains external works by Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC)’s contractor
Agency: Contracting Company

DOMLEC is in charge of the final connection (meter installation), but the actual construction is normally outsourced to private contractors.
If an upgrade is necessary (like in this case) the client will need to bear all the costs.
The time to complete the works includes the time for DOMLEC to obtain the necessary excavation permit.
26 calendar days XCD 75,000
5 The client obtains meter installation and final connection from Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC) after receiving Certificate of Fitness
Agency: Dominica Electricity Services Ltd. (DOMLEC)

Once the private contractor has completed the external connection works DOMLEC comes on site for final supply turn on.
2 calendar days XCD 14,271.85
* Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

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