Ease of Doing Business in


Italy Download Profile (1729KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 60,802,085
GNI Per Capita (US$) 32,790
City covered Rome



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 50 44 down
72.25 71.97 down
Starting a Business 63 57 down
89.40 89.39 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 86 82 down
69.41 69.31 up
Getting Electricity 51 45 down
80.70 80.69 up
Registering Property 24 24
81.69 81.67 up
Getting Credit 101 97 down
45.00 45.00
Protecting Minority Investors 42 40 down
63.33 63.33
Paying Taxes 126 134 up
61.65 59.33 up
Trading across Borders 1 1
100.00 100.00
Enforcing Contracts 108 106 down
54.79 54.79
Resolving Insolvency 25 23 down
76.59 76.14 up

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) 21.6
Name of utility Acea
City Rome
Indicator Italy OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 4 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 124 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 158 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 and await estimate

    Agency: ACEA Distribuzione

    The application must include:
    a. Application request form (available for downloading on Acea website)
    b. certification of compliance with building normative (available for downloading on Acea website)
    c. technical specification of the plant
    d. electrical map of the plant
    d. land registry extract of the site with the location of the plant
    Deeds authenticated by notary acts are not requested

    60 calendar days EUR 0
    * 2

    Receive external site inspection by utility

    Agency: ACEA Distribuzione

    Technical conditions includes: a. Preliminary Minimal Technical Solution (STMG) – to be send within 40 working days starting from the date of the communication that Acea sends to the end-user demanding the payment of the costs associated to the preliminary technical analysis (STMG)
    b. Detailed Minimal Technical Solution (STMD) – to be send within 40 working days starting from the acceptance of the STMG by the end-user

    Once the end-user has accepted the pre-emption and paid the related costs, Acea provides the necessary authorizations and plans the activities (commit works to external contractor, provisioning materials, etc.). The total duration of 60 days taken as a average of the two.

    15 calendar days EUR 12,474
    * 3

    Purchase and install secondary transformer

    Agency: Electrical Contractor

    From the connection point at the medium voltage distribution grid to the compartment for the feeding of the end-user in the secondary transformer station, including the measure apparatus, all the materials are provided and maintained by Acea. The end-user is responsible for the setting up of his own secondary transformer station (which has to provide the energy transformation from medium voltage to low voltage), the MV cable connection from Acea feeding station to the Client station, as well as the complete realization of the low voltage end-user plant. The cost of a secondary transformer station and of a MV cable connection depends on the technical solution of the installation.

    7 calendar days EUR 30,000

    Obtain external works from utility, meter installation and electricity flow

    Agency: ACEA Distribuzione

    Utility obtains the necessary authorization for the road works from the competent local authority and carries out external connection works.

    64 calendar days EUR 0

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.

  • Measure of quality
    Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) 7.0
    Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3) 2.0
    System average interruption duration index (SAIDI) 0.58
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 1.97
    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.aceaspa.it/section.aspx/it/tariffe#.Vd3l1yV3mUl
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 21.6


    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.