Energy Identification Codes (EICs)
Over many years, initially within ETSO’s Task Force Electronic Data Interchange and subsequently within ENTSO-E’s Working Group Electronic Data Interchange, a coding scheme has been developed, managed and maintained to facilitate cross-border exchanges and to efficiently and reliably identify different objects and parties relating to the Internal Energy Market (IEM) and its operations.
This is known as the Energy Identification Coding (EIC) scheme, approved by ENTSO-E for the harmonisation and implementation of standardised electronic data interchanges.
The scheme is supported by a central issuing office (CIO – ENTSO-E’s Secretariat) and ENTSO-E-authorised local issuing offices (LIOs) across Europe. These LIOs are electricity and gas Transmission System Operators along with third party associations such as A&B, APCS, BDEW, DVGW, EFET and ENTSOG, which, in liaison with taxation offices also, are responsible for the EIC scheme operations.
In this section, through the right-hand menu, you will find EIC code lists, documentation and local issuing office website links.
Any questions on ENTSO-E’s Energy Identification Code scheme and its supporting structure should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any further information relevant to EDI please contact EDI at EDI@entsoe.eu
Energy Identification Codes (EIC) Lists
This section provides links by code type, to all active and international EIC codes, published by the central issuing office (CIO) along with a tool to validate an EIC code (EIC check digit calculator).
For all existing EIC codes, both local and international, please refer to the EIC LIO Websites page.
EDI - Library: Energy Identification Coding Scheme (EIC)
EIC Issuing Offices
Downloadable ZIP Files
ENTSO-E Disclaimer on Published VAT Codes on the EIC Webpage
The objective of this page is to allow persons involved in the energy market to get information on the Energy Identification Code (EIC) necessary to carry out electronic data interchange (EDI).
In no event shall ENTSO-E 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 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 web site.
In addition, our goal is to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on this page 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.
Energy Identification Codes (EIC) Documentation
This section provides information and documentation downloads on the fundamentals, governance and operations of the EIC scheme, in relation to both the established local issuing offices [LIOs] and the central issuing office [CIO].
- EIC Data exchange implementation guide
- EIC Check Digit Calculator
ENTSO-E LIO related