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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?

Business-to-Customer (B2C)

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

Business-to-Business (B2B)

The B2B solution provides for the automated export of Elia metering data in .CSV or .XML format via the sFTP communication protocol. 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
  • .CSV or .XML format
  • IT upgrade required to establish the connection via the above protocol and to process/import files
  • Archive managed by the user's system
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