The Polish electricity transmission system operator, PSE became the Energy Market Information Operator (OIRE) implementing and managing the Central Energy Market Information System (CSIRE), that will collect and process energy market data for the administration of electricity market processes, such as switching energy suppliers or making settlements for electricity sale and supply.
The unification of information standards and their automation is expected to streamline the processes on the retail electricity market and allow consumers access to information concerning their electricity data from the energy metering point, all this with the highest level of information exchange security.
“PSE has the necessary competencies and resources to act as the Energy Market Information Operator,” said Piotr Naimski, the Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, adding that the transmission system operator’s independence is of key importance, and thus a guarantee for balancing the interests of various entities and functions on the energy market.
Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment underlined that digitalisation is the cornerstone of the modern energy sector and that the information system will enable data management for the benefit of all electricity market players, especially consumers.
“Many changes in the organisational, IT and business areas have to be implemented by distribution system operators and energy traders for this system to function efficiently,” highlighted the Minister.
As a next step, energy market players must provide OIRE with information on metering points necessary for the initial configuration of CSIRE and then conclude agreements with PSE on the use of CSIRE. The system will become operational in July 2024. Access to CSIRE will be free of charge for all users. OIRE also plans to provide statistical data on the energy market processes supported by the system.
“For the transmission system operator, the development of the retail market is as important as the wholesale market because it is the retail market that will undergo key changes for the functioning of the Polish power system in the short and long term,” said Eryk Kłossowski, President and CEO of PSE.
He noted that preparatory work for the implementation of the OIRE function began almost two years ago, focusing primarily on information security, functionality, and reliability.
“Although the deadline for launching the system is ambitious, I am convinced that with such active cooperation with distribution system operators and energy traders as we have had so far, we will benefit from CSIRE as of July 2024,” concluded the President and CEO of PSE.