EIC Codes

An EIC code is needed to exchange data on the energy market. You can apply for your code here or consult the list of codes that have already been allocated.

What is an EIC code?

To ensure efficient electronic exchanges of data on the European energy market, a uniform identification system is required.

To this end, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has developed a coding scheme called the Energy Identification Coding (EIC) scheme.

The EIC is only a coding scheme and does not grant the right or authorisation to trade energy.

Allocation of an EIC code to a market participant

The allocation process consists of three steps:

  1. submission of the application by the market participant: a market participant applies to the LIO (Local Issuing Office) for a local or international EIC;
  2. validation and allocation: the LIO validates the details of the market participant and allocates the code;
  3. verification and integration: the LIO publishes the allocated EIC code on the relevant page of its website;
  4. if the code is an international EIC code, the CIO (Central Issuing Office) checks the EIC code and incorporates it into the central registry.

The same steps apply when changing an EIC code or having it removed.

Applying for an EIC code

Elia is the issuing office for Belgium and is therefore authorised to issue EIC codes. These codes are unique, so market participants that already have an EIC code do not need to apply to Elia for another one.

If you do not have a code yet, then you can apply for one by completing this form .

Disclaimer on published VAT codes

The objective of this Internet 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 Elia 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.

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