Getting Electricity

Getting Electricity

Below is a detailed summary of the procedures, time and cost required for a business to obtain an electricity connection for a newly constructed building in Iran, Islamic Rep..

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 189 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2014.

  • STANDARDIZED CONNECTION
  • Name of utility: Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)
  • City: Tehran
NoProcedureTime to completeAssociated costs
 

1

 

The client applies for electricity connection with Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC) and awaits estimate of connection fees
Agency: Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)

The client needs to submit an application for electricity connection with Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC) in person, and attach to that a certificate with the type of activity.

 

 

9 calendar days

 

USD 0

 

2

 

The client obtains external inspection from Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)
Agency: Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)

After the application process, an engineer from the utility will visit the site to assess whether the grid will have enough capacity to accommodate the new connection. The site visit is necessary because the utility’s maps are not up to date. Furthermore, the utility will also inspect to check that the estimated consumption submitted by the applicant is correct.
Then they prepare an estimate of the connection fees for the client to later pay at a bank. The client also signs a contract with the utility at the time of applying.

 

 

1 calendar day

 

IRR 5,000,000

 

3

 

The client obtains approval of the design of the private substation by Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)
Agency: Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)

In the case of 140 kVA a substation is most likely needed. A private electrical firm (possibly the same as the one that did the internal wiring) designs the substation and submits it to Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC) for approval.

 

 

7 calendar days

 

USD 14,000

 

4

 

The client obtains material for the external works
Agency: Market

External works consist of the utility’s contractor building a private distribution substation.

Transformers are often missing in the utility’s stock. The customer can buy the materials, or pay the market price to the utility and the utility will then buy the materials. For smaller projects, it is usually the utility who would buy the materials. For larger projects, the customer might want to buy the materials themselves. 140 kVA is considered a medium project. It is becoming more common with time for the utility to purchase the material.
If the customer purchases the material, they will need to provide a certification (the utility provides customers with a detailed list of the materials to buy).

 

 

40 calendar days

 

USD 5,000

 

5

 

The client obtains external works from Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)
Agency: Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)

Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)’s contractor completes the external connection works by installing substation and connecting it to its medium-voltage network.

 

 

20 calendar days

 

USD 30,000

 

6

 

The client obtains meter installation and final connection from Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)
Agency: Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC)

When the works are completed, Great Tehran Electricity Distribution Company (GTEDC) installs the meter and electricity is turned on immediately.

 

 

1 calendar day

 

USD 700

 

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