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Taiwan, China

Taiwan, China Download Profile (1729.4KB, pdf)
Region East Asia & Pacific
Income Category High income
Population 23,492,074
GNI Per Capita (US$) 22,267
City covered Taipei



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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 11 10 down
81.09 81.08 down
Starting a Business 19 16 down
94.42 94.41 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 3 3
86.30 86.29 up
Getting Electricity 2 2
99.44 99.43 up
Registering Property 17 17
83.89 83.89
Getting Credit 62 60 down
60.00 60.00
Protecting Minority Investors 22 18 down
70.00 70.00
Paying Taxes 30 32 up
84.78 84.79 down
Trading across Borders 68 67 down
80.11 80.11
Enforcing Contracts 14 15 up
73.49 73.49
Resolving Insolvency 22 21 down
78.46 78.41 up

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Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 12.3
Name of utility Taiwan Power Company
City Taipei
Indicator Taiwan, China East Asia & Pacific OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 3 4.5 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 22 72.9 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 41.3 714.6 62.5
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) info_outline 8 3.6 7.5
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

    Submit application for connection and await completion of design

    Agency: Taiwan Power Company (TPC)

    The customer fills out an application form and sends it to (or takes it to) TPC’s branch and pays the fee for connection. The following documents are required: Application form, an indoors wires diagram, and the usage license or certificate approved by authorities of building. TPC will then design the external line.

    Before the external connection works can start the utility has to finish the design for the works. In this case, when the customer submits an application at a TPC branch, TPC will estimate the customer's Contribution in Aid of Construction Costs. The customer can pay the fee when they apply.

    The Customer’s Contribution in Aid of Construction Costs includes fees for the power line design, construction, meter installation and check of the internal wiring, and labor costs.

    4 calendar days TWD 293,202

    Await completion of external works by TPC’s subcontractor

    Agency: Taiwan Power Company (TPC)

    The contractor hired by the utility will complete the external connection work. All material is available in more than 50% of the cases. The customer doesn’t have to buy any material for the external connection works.

    The excavation permit is obtained by the utility. It is obtained from the agency of the government that is in charge of the roads.

    17 calendar days TWD 0

    Await meter installation, internal wiring inspection and electricity flow from TPC

    Agency: Taiwan Power Company (TPC)

    The electrician who did the internal wiring submits a signed notification to the utility upon completion in which they guarantee it has been carried out according to the regulations. Then TPC will inspect the internal wiring after the external connection works are over.

    According to Article 43 of "The Electricity Act", "the installation of user electricity devices by electricity enterprises shall comply with relevant regulations provided by the central competent authority and electricity supply may only be connected after said devices have passed inspection. For electricity equipment already installed by the user, inspection shall be carried out with the result thereof recorded at least once every three years. In the event that non-conformity is found, a time period shall be specified for the user to make rectification."

    Taipower inspects the internal wiring and installs the meter after the external connection works are over. If the internal wiring check is passed, the meter will be installed and the electricity will start flowing.

    1 calendar day TWD 0

  • Measure of quality
    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) 0.27
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 0.22
    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.taipower.com.tw/e_content/index.aspx
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 12.3


    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.