Market Communication Made Easy – MaCo Cloud Service

Market Communication Made Easy

The challenge
As of 31. January 2018 AS4 became the standard communications protocol for the exchange of messages between natural gas transmission network operators across Europe. A unified standard is a huge step towards a single European energy market, but comes with a price. While being good, massive changes like those for market communication (MaCo) are quite common in the utilities industry. Regulatory changes often involve software changes and result in considerable implementation project costs. These projects are a special challenge in times of cost saving pressures and limited in-house capacities.