Information on the implementation of the Network Code on Interoperability and Data Exchange

Information on the implementation of the Network Code on Interoperability and Data Exchange

Hanover, 27/04/2016

Dear Madam or Sir,

Regulation (EU) 2015/703 (Network Code on Interoperability and Data Exchange) requires gas transmission system operators (TSOs) and the counterparties concerned to implement common data exchange solutions by 1 May 2016 and to use them from that date. Existing data exchange solutions currently in place to implement the data exchange requirements imposed by European legislative provisions [, most notably those on congestion management procedures (CMP), capacity allocation (NC CAM) and balancing (NC BAL),] may no longer be used after 1 May 2016 unless they have been approved for that purpose by the German federal regulator Bundesnetzagentur, and even approved solutions may only continue to be used for a limited period of time. Based on the exemption granted by the Bundesnetzagentur, the German TSOs are allowed to continue the existing solutions for data exchange (AS2/EDIFACT) until January 31st 2018. We are not allowed, however, to continue the use of data exchange via e-mail from May 1st 2016.

In order to guarantee an implementation in time, we explicitly reserve the right to switch to the new solutions for data exchange before January 31st 2018. In that case, we would inform you in time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Raphael Braun on +49 (511) 640607-2079, who will be happy to provide assistance.

Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH

Pelikanplatz 5
D-30177 Hannover
T: +49 511 640 607-0
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Geschäftsführer: Jens Schumann, Hans Coenen
Gasunie Deutschland Services GmbH gehört zur Gasunie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

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