Swissgas uses EI codes to identify market partners and balance groups in electronic message exchange (mandatory from October 2020, whereby registered shippers will be informed individually about the changeover procedure). In Switzerland, swissgrid also acts as the EIC Issuing Office for the energy source gas and operates the EIC issuing office for Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
An X code (party) and a Y code (balance group) are required to conclude a Frame Transport Agreement or a Balance Group contract with Swissgas.
To register the relevant codes, please use the swissgrid application forms at www.swissgrid.ch/en/home/customers/topics/eic.html and follow he EIC allocation process described there.
Third-party building applications are now submitted directly to the Swiss Federal Pipeline Inspectorate (Eidgenössisches Rohrleitungsinspektorat, ERI).