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Presentation Form EIC Codes

EIC CODES by type

This part references all active local EIC codes and provides the links by type of code.

The EIC codes are used for the identification of market participants or some network elements, their distinction is possible thanks to the following types of codes :

  • X Type (Party) allows to identify System Operators, traders, producers, consumers, power exchanges, grid operators, suppliers, agents, service providers, …

  • Y Type (Area) allows to identify local grids where metering points are situated, market balance areas consisting of a number of local grids, control areas, domain, …

  • Z Type (Measurement Point) allows to identify cross border connections, metering points, settlement or accounting points, PPE, PLIC, …

  • W Type (Resource Object) allows to identify production or consumption resource. Examples : power plant, production unit, generation unit, gas storage, … Excluded network passive elements of network such as lines or transformers.

  • T Type (Tie-line) allows to identify the physical lines that connect adjacent Market (Balance) Areas or internal lines within an area.

  • V Type (Location) allows to identify the physical or logical place of an EIC participant or to identify the IT system. This code can serve to identify the servers for Flow-Based for example.

  • A Type (Substations) allows to identify the substations (stations, passive nodes, ...).

The use and implementation of these codes are described in the reference manual «  THE ENERGY IDENTIFICATION CODING SCHEME (EIC) REFERENCE MANUAL ».

NB : For the international codes or those that are not on our website, please refer to the website ENTSOE :  https://www.entsoe.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/edi/library/eic/cds/area.htm

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