Ease of Doing Business in


Poland Download Profile (1765KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 37,999,494
GNI Per Capita (US$) 13,370
City covered Warsaw



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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 24 25 up
77.81 77.04 down
Starting a Business 107 102 down
84.22 84.18 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 46 52 up
75.15 74.24 up
Getting Electricity 46 48 up
81.35 80.15 up
Registering Property 38 36 down
76.49 76.90 down
Getting Credit 20 19 down
75.00 75.00
Protecting Minority Investors 42 40 down
63.33 63.33
Paying Taxes 47 44 down
82.73 82.77 down
Trading across Borders 1 1
100.00 100.00
Enforcing Contracts 55 56 up
63.44 63.44
Resolving Insolvency 27 33 up
76.37 70.43 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) 15.1
Name of utility RWE Stoen Operator
City Warsaw
Indicator Poland OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 4 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 122 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 19 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 to RWE Stoen and await connection agreement

    Agency: RWE Stoen Operator

    The application to the utility can be submitted online, however, the following documents are required: type of building, the service requirement, the commencement date (date this warehouse will starts its activity), the detailed information on the client (REGON/NIP/Bank account), and a copy of the building permit. No external inspection is required.

    After processing the application, RWE will send the technical conditions and a draft contract showing the amount to be paid – the connection fees (the connection fees include the cost of design, all the materials and labor cost). Connection fees are annually approved by the Regulator.

    30 calendar days PLN 0

    Receive external works from utility

    Agency: RWE Stoen Operator

    Once the connection fees are paid, RWE hires an engineering company (surveyors, designers) to do the electrical design and to obtain all approvals and decisions required by law. This engineering company is usually different from a company / an electrician which is hired by customer to do the design of internal wiring in his building or on his plot. The designer will also contact the client to discuss where the collection box should be located (i.e. the work on the property itself is done by the client).

    Once the design has been approved by RWE, the engineering company submits all documents related to the construction of connection to the municipality. For instance, for a 140kVA power connection, an underground cable is necessary and in order to lay the cables, the engineering company needs to get municipal approval for the external connection works.

    Meanwhile, RWE hires a construction company to build the connection in the field and construct the connection including excavation and the use of drilling machine (faster and recommended technology) to lay 150 m low-voltage cable in the ground.

    85 calendar days PLN 8,712.2
    * 3

    Receive protocol from RWE Stoen that connection is completed

    Agency: RWE Stoen Operator

    RWE will be physically present on the day that the contractor (the owner’s personal contractor) is ready to pull the cables and connect them to the connection box. All work on the property of the warehouse is to be done by the private contractor of the client that is pulling the cables from the warehouse to the connection box (installed by RWE, with the connection box ready to receive those cables with stops to prevent any further surge). Once this connection is done, RWE will give to the Owner a protocol that the connection is finished. This protocol is necessary to sign the supply contract

    1 calendar day PLN 0

    Conclude supply agreement and await opening of the meter

    Agency: Electricity supplier

    After the external connection works have been approved, the customer concludes a supply contract and waits for the opening of the meter.

    Electricity cannot flow if the client has not signed a contract with a provider of electricity but the supplier will not sign a contract unless the owner has the protocol provided by RWE stating that the connection is finished. Once the signing is done, the supplier will inform RWE directly that they have been chosen by the client to be his/her electricity provider (supplier).

    7 calendar days PLN 0

    * 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) 1.34
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 1.38
    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 http://enerad.pl/porownywarka-kalkulator/porownanie/01-689/102194/20/577/14...
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 15.1


    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.