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Ease of Doing Business in

Ireland

Ireland Download Profile (1735.5KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 4,640,703
GNI Per Capita (US$) 46,680
City covered Dublin

190

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

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 18 15 down
3
79.53 79.25 down
0.28
Starting a Business 10 19 up
9
95.91 94.18 up
1.73
Dealing with Construction Permits 38 43 up
5
76.01 75.03 up
0.98
Getting Electricity 33 27 down
6
84.19 84.17 up
0.02
Registering Property 41 40 down
1
76.28 76.27 up
0.01
Getting Credit 32 29 down
3
70.00 70.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 13 10 down
3
73.33 73.33
-
Paying Taxes 5 5
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94.40 94.40
-
Trading across Borders 47 47
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87.25 87.25
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Enforcing Contracts 90 88 down
2
57.88 57.88
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Resolving Insolvency 17 17
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80.01 80.01
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Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank:

33

DB 2016 Rank:

27

Change in Rank:

down6

DB 2017 DTF (% points):

84.19

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

84.17

Change in DTF (% points):

up0.02

STANDARDIZED CONNECTION
Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 21.4
Name of utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
City Dublin
Indicator Ireland OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 5 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 85 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 61.9 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
    1

    Submit application to Electricity Supply Board (ESB) Networks and await estimate

    Agency: Electricity Supply Board (ESB) Networks Ltd.

    The client needs to first obtain an Ordnance Survey map (scale 1:2500-1:10560) that shows the location of their new premises, and a detailed site plan (scale 1:100-1:500) showing the new premises. Both of the above should be already available. Photocopies are acceptable.

    The customer completes an ESBN Application Form (NC3) available on utility's Website and submits this to ESB Networks with load details and an Ordance Survey Map as detailed above.

    18 calendar days EUR 0
    * 2

    Receive external inspection by ESB Networks

    Agency: Electricity Supply Board (ESB) Networks Ltd.

    After the completed application has been received, the client’s business and site details will be set up on ESB’s system. The client then receives an acknowledgement with a reference number.

    Based on the information on the application form, ESB Networks will issue the client with a quotation and a connection agreement. This agreement includes:
    • The Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) for the client’s new premises. This is a unique reference number that identifies the client’s connection point to the electricity network.
    • The Maximum Import Capacity (MIC) of the new premises. The MIC equates to the contracted electricity capacity for the premises based on information provided to ESB Networks.

    1 calendar day EUR 0
    3

    Sign connection agreement and await completion of external works by ESB Networks

    Agency: Electricity Supply Board (ESB) Networks Ltd.

    The customer mails their payment and connection agreement to ESB Networks Services Bureau. Check, postal order, and bank drafts, but no cash, are acceptable.
    Once these have been received and the client has signed a Connection Agreement with the utility, ESB Networks can commence construction work on the electricity infrastructure required for the premises.
    ESB Networks will also need to apply for a Road Opening License at the Roadworks Control Unit (at the Dublin City Council). For excavation distances of less than 100 meters the license can be obtained in few days. For more than 100 meters however, the process gets delayed by few months because ESB Networks will then need to go through a Road Risk Control. More information on this can be found at: http://www.dublincity.ie/RoadsandTraffic/Permits/Pages/Road_Opening_Licence.aspx

    60 calendar days EUR 16,699.5
    * 4

    Submit electrician's electrical completion certificate to regulatory body

    Agency: Regulatory Body

    While the customer is awaiting their Connection Agreement, the certified electrician must also send an Electro Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI) wiring certificate to their regulatory body quoting the client’s Meter Point Reference Number and address.
    In fact, every time an electrical contractor completes a new electrical installation, extension, or modification to an existing installation, he/she is obliged to test and certify that the installation complies with current standards. These standards are set by the Electro Technical Council of Ireland.
    The registered electrical contractor who is certifying the electrical wiring must send the Electro Technical Council of Ireland wiring certificate to his/her regulatory body quoting the client’s Meter Point Reference Number and address before connection can be made live. Every client should receive a copy of an Electrical Completion Certificate whenever electrical work is completed.
    In situations where an “Electro Technical Council of Ireland” Electrical Completion Certificate is required, ESB Networks must obtain electronically a validated Electrical Completion Certificate from the electrical contractor's regulatory body before connecting the electrical installation to the network.
    The electrical contractor is normally member of one of the following regulating bodies: Electrical Contractors Safety & Standards Association Ltd (ECSSA) and Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (RECI).
    Among the situations where an Electro Technical Council of Ireland certificate is required are:
    • Building any new house or premises
    • Building an extension to an existing house or premises
    • Altering the internal electrical wiring in any existing house or premises
    • Reconnecting a house or premises (if vacant for more than 6 months)
    • Connecting electric fences and other installations

    1 calendar day EUR 0
    5

    Register with electricity supplier and obtain meter installation and final connection from ESB Networks

    Agency: Electricity Supply Board (ESB) Networks Ltd.

    If the customer’s Maximum Import Capacity is less than 30 kVA, they can contact the Supplier of their choice or they may contact ESB Networks to request that their connection be made live.
    If the customer’s Maximum Import Capacity is greater than or equal to 30kVA, the client must register with an electricity supplier of their choice.
    The client will need the following information when contacting a supplier:
    • Meter Point Reference Number
    • The address of the new premises
    • Name and contact details
    The supplier will pass on the information to ESB Networks.
    The client is assumed to obtain their electricity from ESB Independent Energy (ESBIE) that is part of ESB Group.
    Once the external works are done and ESB Networks has received both the signed Connection Agreement and confirmation that a valid Electro Technical Council of Ireland wiring certificate has been issued for the client’s premises, connection can be energized.

    7 calendar days EUR 7,600

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.

  • Measure of quality
    Answer
    Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) 8.0
    Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3) 3.0
    System average interruption duration index (SAIDI) 0.25
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 0.15
    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) 1.0
    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) 1.0
    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) 1.0
    Are effective tariffs available online? Yes
    Link to the website, if available online http://www.esb.ie/esbnetworks/en/download_documents/charges-policies/index....
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Answer
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 21.4

    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.