ENTSOG B2B Messaging Sets an Industry Standard in 2015
- December 23rd, 2015
- By: Scott Robinson
- In: Energy & Utilities, Supply Chain, General B2B, Subcategory
The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG), the continent’s cooperative for unifying its energy market’s transmission system, advanced its B2B messaging protocol beyond the proof-of-concept stage in 2015. An agreement is now in place between ENTSOG and the European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange (EASEE) to cooperate in the development of data exchange messaging as ENTSOG’s initiatives make their way into the energy marketplace.
Three years in the making, the agreement specifies protocols for both document exchange and integrated data exchange, implementing communications standards that will be adopted by hundreds of partners in Europe. Partners in the energy delivery chain include traders, gas shippers, distribution system operators and transmission system operators.
Several protocols and standards will guide the evolution of ENTSOG messaging, moving forward. One protocol, AS4, has been tested and is in the early stages of universal implementation. AS4 provides B2B partners with simplified mapping while enhancing message security.
EASEE has contributed its EDIG@S messaging standard, an industry exchange format that has been in common use for several decades.