Energy Identification Codes

Energy Traders Europe (EFET) as a Local Issuing Office

What is an EIC code?
An EIC (Energy Identification Code) is an identifier which consists of 16 characters. The first two characters indicate the Local Issuing Office (LIO). The third character identifies the code type and the following 12 characters are individual. The last one is a check character.

What is the purpose of an EIC code?
In order to ensure efficient data exchanges within the European energy market, ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity) implemented a common standard identification scheme: the EIC coding scheme. The codes are used in the market to identify entities, areas, locations, measurement points, resource objects, tie-lines or substations within the electronic information exchange. The EIC code is only for identification purposes and does not grant any right or authorisation to trade energy.

Who is issuing EIC codes?
The EIC codes are issued (mainly) by Local Issuing Offices. The issuing office operated by Energy Traders Europe is assigned identification number 23. Energy Traders Europe is issuing only the code type X (Party code).

How to apply for an EIC code at Energy Traders Europe?
Please complete the form below and upload the necessary documentation. Once submitted, you will be contacted by the Secretariat.

Please note before requesting an EIC code:

Definition EU VAT ID    

The VAT ID code generally consists of the 2 character country code followed by a variable length code of 12 alpha-numeric characters. All blanks, or presentation separators should be stripped from the code.
 
Energy Traders Europe disclaimer on published VAT ID codes, tax numbers or company registration numbers on the EIC Webpage
The objective of these websites is to allow persons involved in the energy market to get information on the EIC necessary to carry out electronic data interchange (EDI). In no event shall Energy Traders Europe be liable for any damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, general, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of any use of the information obtained using this site. In particular, VAT ID codes are only provided for information purposes and it is the responsibility of the party to assess the validity using for example the Taxations and Customs Union website. In addition, our goal is to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on this page (and related pages) may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems.

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If you have any questions, please contact eic@efet.org