Short description:

The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) has decided to amend Market Communication 2020, which mainly means a shift in responsibility from the distribution network operator to the metering point operator. The customer's systems must be comprehensively adapted accordingly.


In the course of designing the necessary adjustments to the customer's internal systems for market communication 2020, all requirements must be precisely defined and, if necessary, subsequently determined for implementation on the cut-off date of 01.12.2019. The customer will be faced with further developments of the master data application, the system for recording measured values, the processing of incoming documents, the energy data information system and the interfaces between the applications. Another challenge is the new development of a controlling system.

Technical description:

The following tasks will arise in 2020 for the changeover in the course of market communication: The cross-project control, collation and coordination of the systems and specialist departments involved and the implementation concept (in particular, communication with standard software providers for remote meter reading ZFA and meter data system MDM, interface coordination between the central master data application and the ZFA and MDM, conception on the basis of the amended and refined specifications of the Federal Network Agency, consideration of the role of metering point operator and supplier for the market processes). Workshops are held with the specialist departments concerned to ensure targeted implementation. The fulfillment of requirements takes place after coordination with the specialist department and IT, whereby an implementation concept is also prepared.