Reforms relative to getting electricity

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Reforms relative to Getting electricity

 

Over the past two years, Togo’s ranking under the Doing Business’ Getting electricity and water indicator has increased consistently. Owing this performance to multiple reforms aimed at making it easier for businesses to access power and water, Lomé plans to introduce even more reforms this year to keep up its improvements.

 

Business with a consumption demand below 200 KVA can get connected without having to build a private electrical substation

The works that were recently carried out by power utility, CEET, as part of larger ongoing projects (the PEREL and PRISET knowingly), have led to the rehabilitation and expansion of power supply networks across the country. These have subsequently ensured that big companies with a power demand ranging between 40 and 200 KVA got connected without needing to build a private electrical substation. Instead, they have been connected to public transformer substations. 

As a result, the number of connections from transformer substations has increased drastically, surging from 45% in 2018 to 83% in 2019. Another improvement is in regards to the cost for getting connected to the medium-tension network; It has reduced from XOF7,946,000 to XOF3,954,000.

For more information, visit this page on the CEET’s website.

 

Reimbursement of advance payments on consumption

To benefit from this measure, users must have paid their bills and annexed fees, regularly and on time, over a period of three (3) years.

 

More transparency: Publication of estimated costs for industrial customers to get connected to the grid

Information related to the costs of connection to both medium-tension and low-tension networks are available on the CEET’s website. This improved transparency in the various procedures that need to be completed while applying to get connected to the CEET’s grid.

 

Better value indicators across the electricity supply network

Across Lomé’s whole power supply network, the values of the SAIDI indicators (which measure the system average interruption duration) and the SAIFI indicators (which measure the total number of interruptions per a specific group of customers over the total number of customers) were respectively estimated at 78 and 35 in 2019; against 81 and 36 in 2018. par déduction, celles de CAIDI (2,23) contre respectivement 81 ; 36 soit 2,25 en 2018.

In this regard, the project to automate the calculations of SAIDI and SAIFI estimates is underway and should be online next year. When there is an outage at any given electrical station, customers affected are known and this is how SAIDI and SAIFI indicators are determined yearly.

 

Dematerialization of connection process for Medium tension

The CEET has developed since September 2019 an e-platform that allows its medium-tension customers to apply for a connection online, for free.

Customers using this method get a notification including the number attributed to their application. Also, within the 24 hours following the online application, the customer gets a confirmation receipt from the large account and client management office (SDGCA).

On its side, the SDGCALe Service de la Direction des Grands Comptes et clientèle Administration (SDGCA) proceeds to a field inspection after which it immediately sends the quote and the draft contract, online also, the customer applying to get connected to the medium-tension network. The SDGCA’s feedback comes within 15 days after the field inspection; this is against 21 days previously.  

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REFORMS OVERVIEW

 

 

 

 

STARTING A BUSINESS (more info)

At the fifteenth position, worldwide, and first in Africa, under the Starting a Business index of the 2020 Doing Business ranking, Togo sustains its reformative dynamics with more reforms….

 

ENFORCING CONTRACTS (more info)

Compared to some years ago when it was one of the lowest rankers under the Doing Business’ Enforcing Contracts indicator, Togo, leveraging many efforts to improve its business climate, was able to jump significantly on the index in the recent years... .

CONTRACT EXECUTION (more info)

Creation of special chambers of commerce for small debts  • Creation of chambers of commerce at the Court of Appeal  • Civil and commercial cases now handled by distinct clerks  • Establishment of commercial courts in Lomé and Kara  • Lawyers and bailiffs now have access to the FORSETI COMMERCIAL platform • A maximum period of 100 days was fixed to settle a commercial dispute .

 

TRADING ACROSS BORDERS (more info)

In comparison to previous years,Togo has significantly improved its ranking under the“Trading across borders” indicator by adopting multiple reforms that focus mainly on the digitization and reduction in delays, for import and export procedures related to import and export.

In comparison to previous years, Togo has significantly improved its ranking on the “Trading across borders” index by adopting multiple reforms that focus mainly on the digitalization and reduction in delays, for import and export procedures related to import and export.

 

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (more info)

After moving from the 133rd to 127th place under the 2020 Doing Business’ construction permit index, Togo intends to reiterate this feat in the coming edition of the global ranking. To this end, it has introduced this year multiple reforms.

 

GETTING ELECTRICITY (more info)

Over the past two years, Togo’s ranking under the Doing Business’ Getting electricity and water indicator has increased consistently. Owing this performance to multiple reforms aimed at making it easier for businesses to access power and water, Lomé plans to introduce even more reforms this year to keep up its improvements.

 

REGISTERING A PROPERTY  (more info)

Out of all the 'Doing Business’ indicators, Property Registration is where Togo has improved the most since 2018. Indeed, after spending years in the lowest part of this ranking, the country now seeks to beat Rwanda which is the best performer on this index in Africa. To do so, Lomé has been introducing many reforms, with the latest batch implemented this year.

 

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (more info)

From professionalization to digitization, through legislative regulations, Togo’s public procurement framework is constantly being modernized. Several reforms have been implemented to improve the sector much to the benefit of the private sector, which is the focus of the National Development Plan.

 

PAYING TAXES AND DUTIES (more info)

To improve its business environment, Togo introduced some important reforms related to the payment of tax and duties. From the replacement of some taxes to the cancellation of others through exemptions, the country has only one objective: offer the most attractive tax framework to investors and economic operators. To achieve this, the authorities relied on digitization.

 

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