Expected benefits of OIRE and CSIRE:
Benefits to end users, including prosumers:
- providing free access to their data (including metering data) related to energy delivery points,
- make it easier and more efficient to achieve electricity consumption goals, including switching energy retailers,
- the ability to verify individual consumption data and electricity input to the grid,
- the ability to obtain detailed, reliable and user-friendly information to support decision-making as regards the use of electricity, optimizing consumption and reducing the cost of electricity use,
- the ability to make own energy market information, including metering data, available to selected entities, e.g. in order to receive more favorable, individually tailored commercial offers, including those concerning additional services,
- ensuring information security and personal data protection in accordance with the requirements applicable in the European Union.
Benefits to electricity market participants:
- reducing the cost of operation for entities in the retail electricity market and lowering the barrier to entry by reducing the number of interfaces and creating a single point of access to energy market information,
- the ability to exercise statutory rights and obligations through the efficient and secure exchange of information in the retail energy market through CSIRE,
- unification of rules for execution of retail electricity market processes within the framework of legally defined division of roles and responsibilities,
- guarantee of data processing efficiency and sustainability in the CSIRE solution,
- enabling the creation and development of new services by facilitating access to energy market information, including metering profiles for electricity consumption and generation,
- transparency of retail energy market processes supported by CSIRE,
- the possibility of obtaining energy market information on potential customers (only upon the customer's consent), e.g. for the purpose of preparing personalized offers.
Benefits to the National Power System and Power System Operators:
- improving the efficiency of NPS resources use, among others through better matching of energy consumption to its generation, in particular from RES,
- the ability to perform integration of retail and system market processes using metering data available in CSIRE,
- improvement of metering data quality through the use of uniform standards and quality benchmarks,
- the ability to use a uniform standard of aggregated metering data to meet statutory obligations.
In order to implement the provisions of the Act, our company is implementing a project for the construction and implementation of the CSIRE system and is implementing the next stages of the creation of the OIRE function.
As part of the OIRE project:
- In December 2020, PSE announced a public negotiated procedure with notice for the Development, implementation and deployment of a central electricity market information system with supporting services. The procedure was conducted throughout 2021 and continues into 2022. It will result in the selection of a contractor for the CSIRE system. The contract with the contractor is expected to be signed in the fourth quarter of 2022.
- In July 2021, PSE announced a public negotiated tender procedure for the Provision of services of data migration to the CSIRE system. The negotiations ran from November 2021 to February 2022. In March 2022, the bids were opened. The contract with the selected service contractor is expected to be signed in June 2022, following the necessary corporate approvals.
At the end of December 2021, the CSIRE Implementation Plan was published, allowing energy market participants to plan the activities they are required to carry out in connection with the construction and commissioning of CSIRE. The document takes into account the deadlines specified in the Act, presents the process of developing and agreeing on the documents that form the formal basis for CSIRE implementation and operation, and the process of migrating the initial data necessary to launch CSIRE. The latest version of the document was produced in April 2022, and is available on the OIRE website (www.pse.pl/oire).
At the end of 2021 and in March 2022, further versions of the draft CSIRE Information Exchange Standards (SWI) were published on the PSE website. The Information Exchange Standards (SWI) are that element of TGC-OIRE which will enable obligated or entitled entities to use the CSIRE system to become familiar with the content of the draft TGC-OIRE in advance and to provide comments.
Amongst other things, the SWI standards define how the electricity retail market processes are implemented, the role model, and the rules for communication through CSIRE, as well as scenarios for the use of CSIRE processes to achieve the business objectives of energy market actors, in particular the needs of electricity consumers. The works performed on the draft SWI were carried out with respect to the opinions expressed by market participants, with whom PSE continues to cooperate within the Team working under the Minister of Climate and Environment, as well as in working groups established by PSE.
The CSIRE Technical Standards for Business Communication (TSKB) have been extracted from the latest version of SWI. The TSKB standards clarify the technical and business requirements of the energy market processes and energy market information exchange implemented through CSIRE. They will provide professional users – e.g. Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and energy sellers (ES’s) – with clear rules of communicating using standardized messages and executing business processes in a standardized manner. The TSKB standards consist of four documents: The information scope of central energy market information system messages, Consequence Matrix, Prioritisation Matrix and XSD diagrams. .
In May 2022, the TSKB standards were made available on the OIRE website. In parallel, a public consultation was held on their content. As a technical document in support of SWI, the TSKB standards do not require any external approval.
In December 2021, the CSIRE Migration Data Model was published. This document covers issues related to feeding the CSIRE system with initial data. The current version of the document, in line with CSIRE SWI, is dated April 2022, and is available on the OIRE website.
On 10 May, 2022 PSE launched a public consultation on the draft Transmission Grid Code – the Manner of Operation of the Central Energy Market Information System and Cooperation with the Power System Users and Other Entities Obligated or Entitled to Use the Central Energy Market Information System (TGC-OIRE).
We are required to submit the entire draft TGC-OIRE to the President of the Energy Regulatory Office for approval by 3 January, 2023 (pursuant to Article 17(2) of the Act of 20 May, 2021 amending the Energy Law and certain other acts; Journal of Laws item 1093, as amended).