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Estonia Download Profile (1713.6KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 1,311,998
GNI Per Capita (US$) 18,480
City covered Tallinn



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 12 11 down
81.05 81.01 down
Starting a Business 14 11 down
95.13 95.06 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 9 10 up
82.57 82.55 up
Getting Electricity 38 33 down
83.20 83.25 down
Registering Property 6 4 down
91.02 91.01 up
Getting Credit 32 29 down
70.00 70.00
Protecting Minority Investors 53 51 down
60.00 60.00
Paying Taxes 21 19 down
88.04 87.89 up
Trading across Borders 17 17
99.92 99.92
Enforcing Contracts 11 11
75.16 75.16
Resolving Insolvency 42 41 down
65.46 65.28 up

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Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 10.5
Name of utility Elektrilevi OÜ
City Tallinn
Indicator Estonia OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 5 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 91 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 173 62.5
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) info_outline 8 7.5
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

    Submit application to Elektrilevi OÜ and await estimate and technical conditions

    Agency: Elektrilevi OÜ

    After determining the fuse size and the location of the subscription shield the customer submits an application for a connection.

    The application can be submitted in person, by e-mail and through e-services on the utility's website. After submitting the application, a technical solution based on the data in the application and a contract offer are presented to the customer by Elektrilevi OÜ. . There is an external inspection during this time period by Elektrilevi OÜ but no one from the applicant’s party is required to be present during the inspection.

    12 calendar days EUR 0

    Await completion of external works by Elektrilevi OÜ

    Agency: Elektrilevi OÜ

    Once the estimate is received the connection agreement together with the supply contract can be concluded at the customer service centre. After the conclusion of the contract, an invoice for making the first installment payment is sent.
    Once the fee is received, the necessary works for the connection are carried out by Elektrilevi OÜ.
    The customer is notified of the completion of the external works and is presented with the second installment for the connection fees which must be paid within 14 days.

    75 calendar days EUR 20,852.45
    * 3

    Receive internal wiring inspection by independent inspector

    Agency: Internal wiring inspector

    According to the Electrical Safety Act, an independent electrical inspector with a special permit for internal wiring inspections, must conduct an inspection of the internal wiring to check for compliance with the law. If the internal wiring is in compliance and conforms to the requirements, the independent electrical inspection issues a notice on the conformity, whichis submitted to the customer service centre or sent by post to Elektrilevi OÜ

    3 calendar days EUR 350

    Sign supply contract with electricity retailer

    Agency: Electricity retailer

    When the connection fee is paid, the customer can conclude a network and electricity supply contract. Supply contract can be concluded with any supplier of electricity operating in Estonia's competitive market.

    2 calendar days EUR 0

    Await final connection from Elektrilevi OÜ

    Agency: Elektrilevi OÜ

    Once the supply and the connection contracts are signed and the internal wiring tests are completed, the building will be connected to the power supply network.

    2 calendar days EUR 5,213.11

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.

  • 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) 0.88
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 0.35
    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? Yes
    Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1)
    Are effective tariffs available online? Yes
    Link to the website, if available online https://www.elektrilevi.ee/ru/hinnakiri
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 10.5


    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.