Ease of Doing Business in


Fiji Download Profile (1740.7KB, pdf)
Region East Asia & Pacific
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 892,145
GNI Per Capita (US$) 4,800
City covered Suva



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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 97 84 down
60.71 62.47 down
Starting a Business 159 166 up
73.13 68.18 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 101 100 down
67.88 67.85 up
Getting Electricity 82 79 down
71.92 71.26 up
Registering Property 55 55
71.86 71.86
Getting Credit 157 78 down
25.00 50.00 down
Protecting Minority Investors 106 108 up
50.00 48.33 up
Paying Taxes 110 108 down
67.55 67.46 up
Trading across Borders 75 76 up
77.57 77.57
Enforcing Contracts 86 84 down
58.44 58.44
Resolving Insolvency 90 87 down
43.75 43.76 down

Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

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Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 22.2
Name of utility Fiji Electricity Authority
City Suva
Indicator Fiji East Asia & Pacific OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 4 4.5 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 81 72.9 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 1,477.7 714.6 62.5
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) info_outline 4 3.6 7.5
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

    Submit application to Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) and await site inspection

    Agency: Fiji Electricity Authority

    An application for Permanent Permit & Power Supply form completed with all installation details is lodged in by an Electrical Contractor. Documents needed are: Title copy, application letter; Electrical Permit; ID of owner. The electrical contractor or consultant will submit a permit for electrical wiring (this permit is obtained during the Building permit process, and is a part of the Building Permit) and a cover letter detailing the electrical installation's maximum power demand.

    7 calendar days FJD 0

    Receive site visit from FEA and await estimate

    Agency: Fiji Electricity Authority

    A site visit is required to determine the shortest route for the network extension works and to do the load flow study to check the impact of the load growth to the end of line. Upon check that the voltage is within the limits stipulated by the FEA (Fiji Electricity Authority) Grid Code, a copy of the result is forwarded to the Systems Protection & Control team. The latter team can then carry out the protection co-ordination and advise the switching team. A quotation for the capital works is sent to the potential customer.

    46 calendar days FJD 138,378.65

    Receive external works from FEA

    Agency: Fiji Electricity Authority

    FEA opens a job file which is then sent to the Finance department and supply team to check if all materials are available. The utility conducts all external connection works, including the installation of the pad mounted transformer and service cables. Upon payment receipt, an acknowledgement is made to the customer who is reminded of the progress in the construction.

    The Authority's team will prepare a project execution file which will comprise of all copies of the correspondences, the payment details, the project drawing with the single line drawing, the flood-flow detail and the project estimate with the bill of materials, and the project cost. The job file once approved & bill of material confirmed is sent to the Distribution Projects Manager to co-ordinate the necessary switching co-ordination and then implementing the actual work and commissioning of the power supply to the extended grid. A formal request is then sent back to the Design team of the commissioning of supply to the new grid. The design team will then process the "Application for Permit & Power Supply form" (which was kept in the scheme file until capital works is completed). The connection fees and two months' security deposit is mentioned on the approved form for the client to pay. This form is then sent to the Regulatory team to co-ordinate electrical wiring works inspection & connections for supply from the grid to installation.

    21 calendar days FJD 0

    Receive internal wiring inspection, meter installation and turn-on of electricity

    Agency: Fiji Electricity Authority

    FEA installs the meter, does all the final connections to the utility mains, and turns on electricity.

    7 calendar days FJD 5,387.66

  • Measure of quality
    Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) 4.0
    Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3) 1.0
    System average interruption duration index (SAIDI) 8.17
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 8
    Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1) 1.0
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to monitor outages? Yes
    Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1) 1.0
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to restore service? Yes
    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? No
    Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1) 0.0
    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) 1.0
    Are effective tariffs available online? Yes
    Link to the website, if available online http://www.fea.com.fj/your-business/electricity-tariffs-and-rates/maximum-d...
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 22.2


    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.