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Multiple participation

Since April 8, 2024, multiple participation in various energy communities has been possible.

Each metering point can participate in up to 5 energy communities at the same time and receive electricity from the selected energy communities or make it available.

This progress enables market participants to operate seamlessly in a network of energy communities, to use synergies and to make their contribution to the energy transition more efficiently.

News from EDA GmbH

We are pleased to present you our first newsletter. From now on we would like to inform you regularly about the latest developments in the EDA infrastructure and further developments in data exchange.

In this issue you will find a summary of the most important events of the past few months as well as an insight into the ongoing projects that we are working on with passion.

You can find the EDA News here

Information on the practical conference on energy communities

Oesterreichs Energie and the coordination office for energy communities are pleased to invite you to the practical conference on energy communities in Salzburg on November 9, 2023. The conference highlights the interplay between network operators and the energy industry and offers the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the topic, exchange ideas with experts and bring your experiences into the discussion. The event is aimed at managers of energy communities and employees of network operators who are involved in the implementation of energy communities in their daily work - from the initial information to the transmission of data during ongoing operations. 

Register here: Appointment
In addition, this event will be broadcast digitally for everyone who cannot be there on site.

New employees of the EDA GmbH

Since May 1st, 2023 two new colleagues have joined our team.

They bring fresh perspectives and diverse experiences with them. We are happy to introduce them to you.

As a projectmanager Mr Jörg Meier contributes his many years of experience in the energy industry to us.

Mr Kerim Öztürk works as a data analyst in the team and studies business informatics.

We warmly welcome them and look forward to a successful cooperation.

EDA User Portal - information event for energy communities

On 14.12.2022 a free information event for all interested market participants took place.

The aim was to present market processes in the EDA User Portal which concern energy communities (GC-, RC-, and CC-identifiers).

All presentation documents as well as the recording of the event can be found in the documents section here:

User Portal - New market processes for energy communities

On Monday, 03.10.2022, some changes for the electronic data exchange between energy communities and network operators will come into force.

A new participant of an energy community must, for the activation of its metering point, either

  • be registered with the network operator portal or
  • request a QR code from the grid operator, which he sends to the operator of the energy community.

Detailed information on the new processes can be found here.

Successful conversions on the Austrian energy market to the new AS4 message protocol

On Friday, 20 May 2022, energy market communication in Austria was switched to the AS4 message protocol. The infrastructure built up since 2012 was previously based on the ebMS 2.0 protocol and applied to all processes consulted and published on

The changeover was completed within a few hours. The biggest challenge was the synchronisation of all participants. Since Saturday 21 May, energy market communication in Austria has been based on AS4.

Particularly important was the close coordination and cooperation between all electricity and gas network operators, all electricity and gas suppliers, as well as some energy service providers, the technical service provider Ponton GmbH from Hamburg and the operator of the platform, EDA energiewirtschaftlicher Datenaustausch GmbH.

We thank all those involved for the successful implementation!


Citizen energy communities at the user portal

In April 2022, the user portal was expanded to include a module for citizen energy associations. Civic energy associations can now register on the user portal and use it to exchange energy-related data.

More information on energy communities can be found here.

"More than 99 percent of the processes are carried out fully automatically in less than a minute."

Interview with Dr. Merz, Ponton

Vienna/Hamburg (energate-messenger, March 18, 2022) - At the end of May, the Austrian energy market will switch to the new message protocol AS4. Ponton Managing Director Dr. Michael Merz.

You can find the interview here.