Supplier & BGR

The AGGM platform as a service portal

As a central contact point, AGGM is responsible for the registration of Suppliers and Balance Group Representatives (BGR) in all Austrian market areas (East, Tyrol and Vorarlberg). The information of the Market Participants are managed centrally and exchanged with the System Operators via interface. 

One-Stop-Shop for all Market Participants 

  • Registration form for Suppliers & Balance Group Representatives (BGR) from all Market Areas
  • Request of Energy Identification Codes (EICs)
  • Services of the AGGM account for BGR: balancing group management, balancing messages, private data monitor, etc.
  • Services of the AGGM account for Suppliers: supplier account management, BGR-switch, choose grid, etc.

The AGGM platform is the transparency portal for a variety of gas industry data and information.

Balancing Energy Measurements MA-East
Data Monitor

Balance group representatives can view individual information on balance group status in the AGGM account on the AGGM platform:

  • Allocated nominations
  • Allocations for standard load profile (SLP) and load profile counter (LPZ) of measured end customers
  • Feed-in quantities from renewable gas generation plants
  • Balance group or allocation status

The data quality increases depending on the time course:

  • Preliminary (intraday)
  • Updated (the following day)
  • Relevant to settlement (1st Clearing)
  • Relevant to settlement (2nd Clearing)

AGGM platform

Registration of new Market Participants

The initial registration of new Suppliers and Balance Group Representatives (BGR) is managed centrally via the AGGM platform in all market areas (East, Tyrol and Vorarlberg). 

To actively participate in the Austrian gas market, either a registration as Balance Group Representatives or the use of a Balance Group Service is required.

Registration on the AGGM platform requires the provision of an Energy Identification Code (EIC). Suppliers and BGRs require an EIC of type X for this purpose. If an EIC is not yet available, it can be requested during the registration process or directly via the AGGM platform.

AT numbers serve as, supplier accounts for brand separation. AT numbers are allocated by the clearing entities: AGCS in the Market Area East and A&B in the Market Areas Tyrol and Vorarlberg.

The registration explained step by step

Supplier registration

BGR registration (MA East)

BGR registration (MA Tyrol & Vorarlberg)

FAQ

General information

To register as BGR or Supplier, you need an international EI X-Code. If your company is based in Austria, AGGM as Local Issuing Office (LIO) will issue it. Non-Austrian companies must contact the respective national LIO.

To obtain access user credentials, the registration form must be filled out and submitted. After activation, the user can add themselves to an an registered organisation.

Public Market Area Data and private Balance Group Data can be combined and displayed in the Data Monitor. AGGM provides the Balance Group Status data of BGRs for all Market Areas.

In the AGGM account under: My Profile > Change Master Data.
For company name changes or changes to the company structure, which affect the VAT number for example, please write a message to the market area manager.

The status of your registration can be viewed on the AGGM platform under Admin Area > Registration Status.

In the AGGM account, this information must be sent to AGGM via message. AGGM then coordinates the termination process and informs all system operators and E-CA about the termination of the activities.

A user can start the activity extension in the AGGM account under My Profile.

Suppliers

  • General functions: Company information changes, send message to AGGM, activity extension
  • Dashboard
  • Managing of supplier accounts (SA)
  • Create new supplier accounts (SA)
  • Start BGR switch
  • Choose grid

In the AGGM account, the application can be submitted to the respective supplier account: Admin Area > Administration > SA-Administration.

A drop-down list shows all available, active BGRs.

In the AGGM account, another Y-code can be requested for a new supplier account: Admin Area > Administration > SA-Administration.

Also, an additional AT number by the respective clearing entity has to be provided.

Yes, another grid operator can be selected in the AGGM account: Admin Area > Administration > Grid.

The grid operator must confirm the Supplier. Subsequently, the Clearing Entity is automatically informed, and the new components are created.

Balance Group Representatives

  • General functions: master data changes, send message to AGGM, activity extension
  • BG/Sub-BG administration: apply for additional BGs, edit BG members
  • Accept and edit supplier account (SA)
  • Balancing messages
  • Publish balancing data (Data Monitor) - Change allocation method of end customers (EC)
  • Dashboard

For another Balance Group / Sub-Balance Group , an EIC of type Y must be requested in the AGGM account.

In the AGGM account, all BGs / Sub-BGs are displayed and can be edited: BG-Administration > select applicable BG/sub-BG > add member. Here the EI X-Code, the company name of the member and the valid-from date must be entered (Valid-to is optional). By default, the valid-to date is the validity of the BGR. The assignment is for the transfer of capacities also in the booking platforms of the respective transmission system operator (TSOs) visible.

You receive balancing messages either via AS4 or in the AGGM account under Admin Area > BG-Status.

To deactivate the automatic e-mail notification, carry out a master data change by changing the format of the BG-Status messages from web to AS4. The data from the balancing messages can be displayed in tabular form in the data monitor.

In the AGGM account >BG Administration a Balance Group can be deleted by pressing the bin symbol. The request must be approved by AGGM.

End consumers with a contractual capacity of 25,000 to 300,000 kWh/h can change the allocation method for balancing from a daily to an hourly profile (or vice versa) once a year. This must be done by the responsible BGR in the partner portal of AGGM that can be accessed through the AGGM platform.

The allocation method is available to the BGR on the AGGM platform under Admin Area > Partner Portal > Allocation method.

The Entry/Exits points Laa and Freilassing can be booked via the cross-border interconnection points (GÜP). However, the opposite sides (CZ,D) are currently not bookable.
Schärding, Simbach, Laufen, Ach are covered by DIANE.
Höchst is publicly bookable.
On the AGGM platform, the BGR is offered the opportunity to jump to the GÜP booking.

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Contact

If you have any questions about the AGGM platform, Market participant registration, the balance group service or the allocation of EI codes, AGGM will be happy to provide you with information at any time.