Core energy market data register (MaStR): The special role of a network operator


Automation of network operator audits and adjustment of processes

With the core energy market data register (MaStR), the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) is aiming to ensure centralised and comprehensive documentation of master data from a wide range of plants in the power and gas market. To do this, the existing register was consolidated and expanded with additional objects. For example, energy storage system, conventional energy generating plants with capacities of under 10 MW and consumers in the extra-high-voltage and high-voltage networks are recorded for the first time. As part of the network operator checks, plant core data of distribution network operators is compared and supplemented with network-specific location data. Since the check doesn’t just take place for existing and new plants, but rather any time there is a change to the core data of existing plants, when it comes to the checking and transmission process, a certain degree of automation is essential in order to keep manual effort at a reasonable level. The core energy market data register also increases the complexity of accounting and reporting obligations required by law. For example, in the future, sanctions will be divided into various cases and implemented accordingly.

Our approach.

We work together with you to create a schedule for the implementation of core energy market data register, identify fields of action, evaluate affected processes and ensure that you are optimally prepared to handle the requirements of the core energy market data register and the core energy market data register ordinance (MaStRV). Of course, should you wish us to do so, we will support you during the subsequent implementation projects:

  • With the analysis and optimisation of your data situation, the systems used and the affected processes and/or
  • with the IT-related linking and automation of the processes, and most importantly, the web portal.

If your current software supplier is unable to implement all of the necessary measures to a satisfactory level, we will be happy to share our software development expertise with you:

  • Analysis of the requirements your company is subject to based on the core energy market data register ordinance (MaStRV).
  • Creation of an action recommendation plan regarding the procedural changes to the network operator checks (manual or automated).
  • Analysis of the data situation in your company’s current systems and calculation of necessary adjustments.
  • Analysis of the impacts of the core energy market data register ordinance (MaStRV) on your accounting and testing processes.
  • Support for the implementation of target processes through suitable IT systems and process linking