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Ease of Doing Business in

United States

United States Download Profile (1994.2KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 321,418,820
GNI Per Capita (US$) 54,960
City covered New York City, Los Angeles

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DB 2017 Rank

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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 8 7 down
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82.45 82.46 down
0.01
Starting a Business 51 45 down
6
91.23 91.22 up
0.01
Dealing with Construction Permits 39 37 down
2
75.74 75.73 up
0.01
Getting Electricity 36 32 down
4
83.39 83.39
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Registering Property 36 37 up
1
76.80 76.85 down
0.05
Getting Credit 2 2
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95.00 95.00
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Protecting Minority Investors 41 39 down
2
64.67 64.67
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Paying Taxes 36 34 down
2
83.85 83.89 down
0.04
Trading across Borders 35 35
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92.01 92.01
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Enforcing Contracts 20 20
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72.61 72.61
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Resolving Insolvency 5 4 down
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89.19 89.20 down
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DB 2017 DTF (% points):

91.23

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

91.22

Change in DTF (% points):

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STANDARDIZED CONNECTION
Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 23.1
Name of utility Con Edison
City New York City
Indicator New York City OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 4 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 60 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 14 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

    File contractor work request with Con Edison and receive service layout

    Agency: Coned

    Application for service may be made by mail, fax or by using Con Edison web site at www.coned.com/es/. However, written confirmation is required.

    The customer or their contractor should consult Con Edison regarding the characteristics of service available before plans are completed, equipment purchased or construction started on facilities to be connected to the company's distribution system. Information the customer or their contractor furnishes Con Edison with regard to the customer's proposed electrical installation, must be in writing. The company has Electrical Contractor or Work Request Pads for your convenience. Only licensed electricians can conduct electrical connections. The licensing is done by the City of NY. The electrician hired by customer should be a licensed master electrician. The licensing is done by the City of New York. The service layout usually requires an inspection by Coned's staff who then give the technical conditions on the spot. After that the electrician can start the works. The electrician could have completed the works until the panels/ switchboard before Coned comes and inspects and then only do the wiring when they know from Coned where the service room is going to be. If the electrician however, wants to avoid to have to re-wire, they can first wait for the service layout that tells them where the service room should be. The electrician is in charge of all the works until the connection point. The connection point should be on the customer's land and within a distance of 10 feet from the property line (border between public and private lands), which we assume here. The service layout usually require an inspection by Coned's staff who then give the technical conditions on the spot. After that the electrician can start the works. Now, the electrician could have completed the works until the panels/ switchboard before Coned comes and inspects and then only do the wiring when they know from Coned where the service room is going to be, etc. If they want to avoid to have to re-wire though, they can first wait for the service layout that tells them where the service room should be. The electrician is in charge of all the works until the connection point. The connection point should be on the customer's land and within a distance of 10 feet from the property line (border between public and private lands).

    16 calendar days USD 7,500
    2

    Submit final checklist to Con Edison, pay security deposit and request and receive external works

    Agency: Coned

    The security deposit will not be recorded as it is refunded to the customer in 3 months time. The security deposit amount is twice the average monthly usage. Con Edison representative performs an inspection to verify that the site is ready for service construction (property-line box or sweep is installed, area graded to within 6” of final grade, curbs are installed, sewer & water lines installed, etc.). Electrician submits final checklist to Coned, requests and receives the works. The works consist of laying out a cable from the connection point to the closest supply source on the LV network (usually a manhole and not necessarily all the way to the distribution transformer). The works by Coned can be carried out in parallel with the electrician's works.

    30 calendar days USD 0
    3

    Request and receive internal wiring inspection by NYC Department of Buildings

    Agency: NY Dept. of Buildings

    The NY Building Dept Electric division inspector does the internal and external wiring inspection once all wiring and connections are final. This step is usually carried out after electricity has been turned on, and is not a requirement to obtain supply. It is required however in order to obtain an occupancy permit. If the inspector finds that everything is ok, he submits his report to the clerk in the NY Buildings office, who files it, and then publishes the Certificate of Completion online on the NY Buildings Website. This is usually done on the same day or next business day after inspection.
    The actual application for Certificate of Internal Inspection is done by the electrician before internal wiring commences. The Dept of Buildings then issues a Control Number to the electrician.

    7 calendar days USD 380
    4

    Request meter installation and electricity turn-on from Con Edison

    Agency: Coned

    The electrician contacts the utility to inform them that the certificate of completion has been obtained, gives them the Dept of Buildings Control Number, and requests the utility to turn electricity on.

    7 calendar days USD 0

  • 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) 0.21
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 0.11
    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 www.coned.com/es/resources.asp
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Answer
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 23.1

    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.