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Ease of Doing Business in

Norway

Norway Download Profile (1684.8KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 5,195,921
GNI Per Capita (US$) 93,820
City covered Oslo

190

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DB 2017 Rank

1

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 6 8 up
2
82.82 82.30 down
0.52
Starting a Business 21 18 down
3
94.30 94.29 up
0.01
Dealing with Construction Permits 43 40 down
3
75.52 75.51 up
0.01
Getting Electricity 12 18 up
6
90.58 87.46 up
3.12
Registering Property 14 14
-
87.26 87.26
-
Getting Credit 75 70 down
5
55.00 55.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 9 7 down
2
75.00 75.00
-
Paying Taxes 26 28 up
2
85.53 85.52 up
0.01
Trading across Borders 22 22
-
96.97 96.97
-
Enforcing Contracts 4 6 up
2
78.99 77.14 up
1.85
Resolving Insolvency 6 5 down
1
89.06 88.83 up
0.23

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

DB 2017 Rank:

12

DB 2016 Rank:

18

Change in Rank:

up6

DB 2017 DTF (% points):

90.58

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

87.46

Change in DTF (% points):

up3.12

STANDARDIZED CONNECTION
Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 11.3
Name of utility Hafslund
City Oslo
Indicator Norway OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 4 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 66 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 11.3 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

    Sign supply contract with electricity distribution company

    Agency: Hafslund

    Customer has a choice of either using Hafslund’s supply company or any other supply company

    1 calendar day NOK 0
    2

    Submit application to utility (Hafslund) and await estimate

    Agency: Hafslund

    Customer has to apply through a certified electrician. When the application is submitted to Hafslund the utility needs a signed contract with the electricity distribution company for the delivery of power and preferably a one-line diagram of the installation. No fee is charged. Once application is received, Hafslund contacts its various subcontractors to get an estimate. When the estimate is accepted Hafslund place an order with the subcontractor with the best offer. The subcontractor contacts the customer or the customer contacts the subcontractor to agree on the further progress.

    37 calendar days NOK 0
    3

    Receive estimate and obtain external works from Hafslund’s subcontractor

    Agency: Hafslund



    External works includes trenching, laying of cable, connection to the installation, connection to a distribution transformer or distribution pillar. Cost of trenching calculated for road crossing of 10 meters.

    21 calendar days NOK 65,000
    4

    Report completion of internal wiring and receive meter installation and electricity flow from Hafslund

    Agency: Hafslund


    Electrician reports online about the internal wiring and schedules with utility to install the meter. Electrician turns on supply once utility subcontractors reports that meter has been installed.

    7 calendar days NOK 6,500

  • 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) 0.9
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 1
    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 https://www.hafslund.no/fjernvarme/priser_og_vilkaar/2069
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Answer
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 11.3

    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.