In October 2023, ENTSOG and EASEE-gas signed a collaboration agreement. The collaboration agreement will ensure the continued maintenance and development of Edig@s® XML for the next five years and beyond. Edig@s® is a comprehensive electronic data interchange (EDI) format for the commercial information exchange by electronic means between partners involved in the European gas industry.
“The initial agreement from 2013 was designed to develop the Edig@s® messages. However, this new update focuses on the maintenance of the message set and a deeper collaboration between ENTSOG and EASEE-gas in areas of mutual benefit for our members such as promotion and support activities for Edig@s® XML”, stated Oliver Schirok, Chair of the EASEE-gas Message and Workflow Design Working Group.
Maintenance of a common network operation tool such as Edig@s® XML is vital. Especially when this document-based messaging solution is prescribed by the Interoperability Network Code and highly adopted amongst gas Transport System Operators (TSOs) and the gas sector in general. Over 50 million Edig@s® messages are exchanged annually by gas TSOs alone and highlights the importance of Edig@s® XML for the smooth flow of data exchange in the gas community.
“The updated collaboration agreement creates value to Edig@s® XML by giving the gas community the knowledge that their investment in the messaging guides is secure and they are able to comply with the EU INT Network Code and Regulation”, Michael Sostmann Chair of EASEE-gas.
“The renewal of this agreement demonstrates ENTSOG and EASEE-gas’s ongoing commitment to provide the gas TSOs and the broader gas community a high quality Edig@s® XML messaging common network operation tool that will continue to facilitate interoperable data exchange over the coming years.”, Hendrik Pollex, Director of System Operation, ENTSOG.
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