EASEE-gas Working Groups and Task Forces

A structured platform whereby industry participants can discuss the harmonisation and simplification of business processes

The four Working Groups of EASEE-gas were created to take the lead on each aspect related to the development of CBPs: defining business processes, developing messages, developing technology standards. A fourth Working Group was created to follow gas quality-related topics.

1. Business Process Working Group
Establishing common/universal processes for a.o. nomination/renomination timings, matching, gas allocation, operating balancing agreements, shipper identification and shipper codes.
Chair of the Business Process WG: Charlotte Besnier, GRTgaz

2. Message and Workflow Design Working Group
To analyse business requirements (e.g. subsequent to Business Process WG accepted proposals) and to transcribe those into message content/application definitions, including modifications and/or enhancements of the existing Edigas messages/protocol.
Chair of the Message and Workflow Design WG: Jarle Rønnevik, Equinor 

3. Technology Standard Working Group
Developing a single communication network for the exchange of business messages between the various market players.
Chair of the Technology Standard WG: Dirk Serruys, Fluxys 

4. Gas Quality Harmonisation Working Group 
Monitoring all gas quality related topics, including for instance the draft Gas Quality Standard. 
Chair of the Gas Quality Harmonisation Working Group: Peter van Wesenbeeck, GTS (Gasunie Transport Services)

In addition to the four Working Groups, EASEE-gas also created two Task Forces to tackle specific issues.

1. Role Model Task Force
The Role Model Task Force was created to develop a role model for the gas sector, further to
 an idea launched during one of the Advisory Panel meetings. The purpose is to establish a common name for each role in the gas market which will lead to easier communication between all parties. The Task Force has been operational since the beginning of 2015 and is planned to finalise the document in 2018.
Chair of the Role Model Task Force: Oliver Schirok, VNG

2. Task Force on Hydrogen, Biogas and Energy Transition
Under suggestion of the ExCom, the Board decided to create a new Task Force in 2018 to look at hydrogen, biogas and energy transition matters. The objective is to monitor the discussions and the different project taking place in different member states so that members are aware of what is going on about these topics and what the impact on the gas sector might be in the near future. 
Chair of the Task Force on Hydrogen, Biogas and Energy Transition: Dirk Jan Meuzelaar, USG