Services for closed distribution system operators

Elia offers specific services for closed distribution system operators, related to the management of their access registers and the data exchanges that closed distribution system operators have to carry out with market players. As such, Elia helps them to meet some of their regulatory obligations.

A contract for the provision of services is concluded between the closed distribution system operator and Elia to regulate the provision of these services.

Here is an outline of the various services on offer:

Provision of aggregated or non-aggregated data to market players

Elia provides metering data on behalf of the closed distribution system operator to the market players specified by the closed distribution system operator (balancing responsible parties, suppliers and users of the closed distribution system) according to the frequency or frequencies of provision defined by the closed distribution system operator.

Elia transfers the aggregated or non-aggregated metering data relating to (virtual or real) access points and delivery points, according to the timetables, protocols and formats for data exchange described in the document "Metering data exchange for CDS Operator".

Elia makes this data available to the access responsible parties, suppliers and users of the closed distribution system, provided that Elia has actually received the data from the closed distribution system operator.

Provision of specific reports

this service consists of reporting data to one or more regulators on behalf of the closed distribution system operator. The types of report and the frequency with which they are sent are customised in the relevant service provision contract.

The closed distribution system operator can only access this service if it also avails itself of the services for the provision of aggregated or non-aggregated data to market players specified by the client.

Allocation of EAN codes

Elia can define a unique 18-digit identification code called the EAN code on behalf of the closed distribution system operator. This EAN code uniquely identifies a metering system, specific aggregation, or access or delivery point within the operator's closed distribution system.