New regulations regarding transmission routes from June 1st, 2017

Resolutions BK6-16-200 and BK7-16-142, dated December 20th, 2016, on the regulation of transmission of EDIFACT messages, came into effect on June 1st, 2017. For further information, please see the following link: ("Regelungen zum Übertragungsweg" - regulations regarding the transmission route - in their most recent version).

Please take note, therefore, that in the event of a new Balance Group Contract, or changes to your 1:1 EDIFACT address in Appendix 2 of the Balance Group Contract, you simultaneously have to submit a valid SMIME certificate for encryption and signature.

For the exchange of public certificates, the coding applies:

  • DER-codiert-binär X.509 (with the File-Extension: .cer) or
  • Base-64-codiert X.509 (with the File-Extension: .cer)

In future, we will not be permitted to receive, process or send EDIFACT messages that do not comply with the rules.

New public holiday in the GPKE/GeLi gas public holiday calendar for 2019

We would like to draw your attention to the publication of the updated version of the GPKE/GeLi gas public holiday calendar for 2019.

In the federal state of Berlin, 8 March has been introduced as a new public holiday. This holiday has been introduced on short notice with immediate effect from 2019. Therefore, the GKE time period calendar for 2019 will be modified by the BDEW as every public holiday counts when calculating the time periods for all federal states.



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