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Uzbekistan Download Profile (1809.3KB, pdf)
Region Europe & Central Asia
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 31,299,500
GNI Per Capita (US$) 2,150
City covered Tashkent



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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 87 82 down
63.03 62.68 down
Starting a Business 25 23 down
93.93 93.91 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 147 147
59.79 59.58 up
Getting Electricity 83 78 down
71.81 71.32 up
Registering Property 75 81 up
66.23 65.25 up
Getting Credit 44 42 down
65.00 65.00
Protecting Minority Investors 70 78 up
56.67 55.00 up
Paying Taxes 138 139 up
59.06 57.96 up
Trading across Borders 165 166 up
44.31 44.31
Enforcing Contracts 38 37 down
67.26 67.26
Resolving Insolvency 77 72 down
46.29 47.24 down

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Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 6.5
Name of utility Uzbekenergo
City Tashkent
Indicator Uzbekistan Europe & Central Asia OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 7 5.6 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 89 112.3 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 1,232.5 375.5 62.5
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) info_outline 8 5.2 7.5
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

    Submit application to Tashkent City Electrical Network and await technical conditions

    Agency: Tashkent City Electric Network Enterprise OJSC

    The customer submits an application for the electrical connection to the Tashkent City Electric Network Enterprise and waits for them to issue technical conditions. The technical conditions specify the point of connection and other technical arrangements. In this particular case, the segment of the cable, for which the customer is responsible, is identified.

    There is no online application. The application can be submitted in person or by mail. Documents required for the application: application letter which specifies the required load, safety category of the electrical installation, various maps, timeline of the project design and electrical installation.

    An external inspection by the Tashkent City Electrical Networks is necessary for the issuance of technical conditions, however presence of someone from the applicant’s party is not required.

    10 calendar days UZS 0

    Await project design of external connection by private firm and its approval

    Agency: Project design institute

    The customer presents the issued technical conditions to an electrical project design firm and await completion of the design of the external connection. Once the connection design is completed it has to be submitted for approval to the Tashkent City Electric Network Enterprise. The project also has to be approved at Uzgosenergonadzor except for the projects below 10 kW.

    30 calendar days UZS 2,066,610

    Obtain excavation permit from municipality

    Agency: Department for Maintenance of Tashkent/ Road Police/ regional department

    If the connection passes through a road the electrical contractor obtains an excavation permit (ордер) at the Municipality for the Maintenance of the Tashkent City. They issue the permit where the time limit for finishing the works is specified. The permit should be brought to the City Road Inspection (ГАИ) for concurrence and to receive signs which could be put on the road while the works are in progress. If the works are not finished in time and the road is not restored in time there is a fine which should be paid to the municipality. If the road is small and on the outskirts the permit has to be approved by the regional department/municipality.

    7 calendar days UZS 120,000

    Await completion of external works and meter installation by electrical contractor

    Agency: Any electrical installation enterprise

    Once the project is approved the customer's electrical contractor starts the external connection works. The external works should be in compliance with the technical conditions and the designed project.

    All costs related to external connection works are born by the customer including materials and labor. The customer buys all the necessary materials for the works: cables, meter, transformer substation, insulation, knife switches and etc.

    30 calendar days UZS 66,500,000

    Await and receive inspection by State Energy Inspectorate and obtain operation permit

    Agency: State Inspection for Power Engineering Supervision of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzgosenergonadzor)

    Once the external connection works are complete, the customer requests an inspection of the works from the State Energy Inspectorate (Uzgosenergonadzor).
    After the inspection they issue a document where they point out problems and faults in the completed works. It is common that there are problems. Once the faults are fixed they come once again to inspect the works and issue a final document certifying that all the works are in compliance with technical standards. At this point Uzgosenergonadzor issues an operation permit.

    7 calendar days UZS 0

    Await inspection by Tashkent City Electrical Networks and sealing of the meter

    Agency: Tashkent Electrical Networks

    Tashkent Electrical Networks come before electricity supply contract is signed but after Uzgoselektronadzor issues the act of acceptance. During this visit they will seal the meter.

    3 calendar days UZS 0

    Sign supply contract with Uzbekenergo and obtain final connection

    Agency: Uzbekenergo

    The customer concludes a contract for power supply at Uzbekenergo and submits a request for a switch-on to the power supply department. In existence of a supply contract with Uzbekenergo, the electricity starts flowing immediately.

    The actual final connection is done jointly with the customer's contractor in charge of the electric facilities and an employee of Uzbekenergo who turns on the knife switch.

    2 calendar days UZS 0

  • 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) 0.33
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 0.1
    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://uzbekenergo.uz./ru/activities/tariffs-electric-power/
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 6.5


    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.