Elia offers market players a range of metering services. The company has two different approaches to providing metering data: Business-to-Customer and Business-to-Business.
What is the difference between these two approaches?
The B2C solution manually exports Elia metering data in Excel format (.xlsx) from a web platform (HTTPS). This is an ideal solution for any user wanting to import data on a monthly or yearly basis without having to upgrade their IT infrastructure.
- Excel format (.xlsx)
- No IT upgrades required
- Manual exports, automation not possible
- Archive (max. 17 months) available on the platform
The B2B solution provides for the automated export of Elia metering data in .CSV or .XML format via the ECP or sFTP communication protocols. This is a perfect solution for users wanting to automate imports of Elia data to their own software or needing to process large volumes of data.
- sFTP or ECP
- .CSV or .XML format
- IT upgrade required to establish the connection via the above protocols and to process/import files
- Archive managed by the user's system